Felt, a new “docu-narrative” co-written by and starring artist Amy Everson.
Sarah Elise Abramson
At first I thought these were just modern posters in a retro style, but oh no… they’re much better than that.
I love the thought of this little gay, Russian-Chinese family living-happily-ever after somewhere.
So as a reaction to the recently passed anti-gay laws, Russian gay rights activists have taken various Soviet propaganda posters and adapted them into pride posters instead.
Mostly they did this just by putting rainbow flags everywhere.
But I gotta say, a lot of the original Soviet propaganda posters were pretty damn gay already.
These are unedited Sino-Soviet propaganda posters. With their insistent and repetitive slogans of “Always together!” and “Friends forever!” and the aggressive hand-holding and hugging, I gotta say the Russian and Chinese guys in these posters seem like quite the committed couple.
They have kids and everything! Lookit their little blended family.
They love working together, relaxing together, and reading the works of Lenin to each other. On weekends they garden in their matching overalls.
Rainbow flags would almost be superfluous.
America’s Changing Religious Landscape: Christians Decline Sharply as Share of Population; Unaffiliated and Other Faiths Continue to Grow
“adults (ages 18 and older) who describe themselves as Christians has dropped by nearly eight percentage points in just seven years, from 78.4% in an equally massive Pew Research survey in 2007 to 70.6% in 2014. Over the same period, the percentage of Americans who are religiously unaffiliated – describing themselves as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular” – has jumped more than six points, from 16.1% to 22.8%.”
Maybe there’s hope for ‘Merica after all
some days you wake up and the house across the street is suddenly gone.
Brook Eva. LA. 2014. Polaroid 2001.
Oh, they gave me a useless education
And a subprime loan
On a craftsman home
Keep my prescriptions filled
And now I can’t get off
But I can kind of deal
There’s something subtly subversive about this performance. Brilliant.