Dan Savage

Despite What Dan Savage Says, You’re Still Allowed to Question Straight Allies’ Motives

In case you missed the Grammys on Sunday night and haven’t been on the internet this week, let me bring you up to speed: we’re all mad at Macklemore. The Seattle rapper / gay-marriage enthusiast made the biggest statement at Sunday night’s awards ceremony by performing his massive hit, “Same Love” — an endorsement of marriage equality with the subtlety of an Upworthy headline — while several gay couples were married on stage in a mass ceremony officiated by Queen Latifah, who, in case you’re wondering, has yet to publicly confirm her own sexual identity. (Madonna also sang “Open Your Heart” while dressed as Colonel Sanders, but that’s something none of us are quite ready to tackle.) … Read More

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Flavorpill Guide to the Week’s Top 10 SF Events

San Francisco is home to a breathtaking diversity of cultural events. Between our fair city’s world-class museums, restaurants, bars, art galleries, music scene, festivals, and clubs, between all that is weird and quirky and purely San Franciscan, there’s something going down, somewhere, every single day of the year. Check out our Flavorpill social discovery engine, where you can create and share events with friends, and follow our carefully curated editors’ picks. Below, you’ll find Flavorpill’s top picks for this week — just a little bit of help as you set out into this beautiful wide world of SF’s happenings.  … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Based on “public safety and quality of life concerns,” Hoboken mayor Dawn Zimmer has rejected a permit request from MTV to shoot upcoming episodes of a Jersey Shore spinoff featuring J-Woww and Snooki in her town. Smart lady. [via Fox News]

2. In other MTV-related news, the network is teaming up with… Read More

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The 10 Best Podcasts for Your Holiday Roadtrip

As holiday roadtrips grow imminent, it’s time to plan how you’ll while away the hours you’ll spend in transit. Here at Flavorpill, we’re stocking our iPods with playlists for every time of day, part of the country, and state of mind. But listening to music only goes so far when you’re craving good conversation and your shotgun rider has fallen asleep (or you’re taking the bus or plane solo), which is why we’re filling up on brain candy in addition to ear candy. Below the jump, browse through the engrossing, educational, and entertaining podcasts we highly recommend for the road. … Read More

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The Morning's Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. According to TMZ, Charlie Sheen’s people are in “deep negotiations” with a major network (we’re guessing it’s probably Fox) for a new sitcom that’s being written specifically for him and could air as early as next January. There aren’t many other details, but we’ll go ahead and guess that Chuck Lorre is… Read More

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Conversation Pieces: 5 New Articles Worth Discussing This Weekend

Welcome to Conversation Pieces, where Flavorpill curates five articles from the past week that you should read. Some are long, others are short. Some are from major publications, others aren’t. The only thing all these articles have in common is that they’re interesting. This week we examine The Strokes after 10 years, Dan Savage as America’s moralist, the science behind awful dancing, why rape is a sensitive issue and should remain that way, and more. After the jump, find something exciting to discuss this weekend in the home, at the bar, or on the street. … Read More

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Dan Savage Films Pilot for MTV

Things may have just gotten a lot more controversial for MTV: Entertainment Weekly

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Dan Savage Parodies Sarah Palin on the Cover of The Stranger

Seattle’s alt-weekly, The Stranger, has previewed their upcoming sure-to-be-controversial cover created by Dan Savage (of Savage Love) and Aaron Huffman. Their take on history’s most well-known assassination attempts — both fatal and near-fatal — is a stark and startling image mirroring that of Sarah Palin’s now infamous “crosshair map.” As Michael Moore tweeted yesterday: “If a Detroit Muslim put a map on the web w/crosshairs on 20 pols, then 1 of them got shot, where would he b sitting right now?” Click through for a closer look at the cover, and let us know what you think of Savage’s work in the comments. … Read More

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Flavorpill Required Viewing: This American Life Live!

Last Thursday, Ira Glass & Co. stepped out of the shadowy anonymity of radio and into hundreds of movie theaters across the country via satellite for a special live extended broadcast of This American Life with Glass, Dan Savage, Starlee Kine, Joss Whedon, and Mike Birbiglia. (Hear it for free here.) We caught a screening in Brooklyn at one of our favorite theaters in the city, BAM Rose Cinemas, but if you missed it, you can catch an encore performance tomorrow night. Find out why this is a show that’s worth the price of a movie ticket after the jump. … Read More

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