Prop 8

The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Today’s colorful Google Doodle marks what would have been Keith Haring’s 54th birthday. We approve. [via Pop Culture Brain]

2. If you were as bummed as we were about missing out on that celebrity-filled March reading of Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black’s Prop 8 play 8, then you’ll be happy to hear… Read More

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What’s on at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we were thrilled to hear that U.S. District Court Judge Walker ruled Proposition 8 unconstitutional. We listened to an all too brief snippet of Antony’s covers of Dylan and Lennon. We laughed out loud over the latest installment of the Awl’s Letters to the Editors of… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Cultural Stories

1. Governor Schwarzenegger decides against defending Prop. 8 in federal court; meanwhile, Rob Reiner and a small band of political filmmakers are launching a gay marriage challenge with their sights on the U.S. Supreme Court. [via LAT, Reuters]
2. Fox Bat Strategy: A Tribute to Dave Jaurequi, a seven-track rock album featuring… Read More

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Unpopular Opinions: California’s Ruling Was Right

Whoah, there. Simmer down now! I believe in nothing less than 100% acknowledgment of gay rights and 600% equality for everyone involved. And, as Caroline said earlier, we get pretty upset when things don’t go well. That said, today’s California court ruling to uphold Prop 8— and the actual issue at hand — has been taken woefully out of context. Whether or not you agree with the court’s assessment, when you look at the ACTUAL issue, its logic is pretty… Read More

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We’ve Got the Prop 8 Same-Sex Marriage Ban Blues

It’s been a rough time of it lately for gays. First Adam Lambert loses American Idol by a wide margin to that other guy. And now the California Supreme Court has decided to uphold the Prop 8 same-sex marriage ban. Luckily for Ellen and Portia and our friend Andrew Sean Greer, the 18,000… Read More

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While You Were Drinking: The Weekend’s Top 5 Cultural Stories

1. The California Supreme Court’s Prop 8 decision will be announced at 10 a.m. this morning. [via DTB]

2. Find out who won what at Cannes [via Guardian]

3. Jay Bennett ( formerly of Wilco) died yesterday, and some people are pointing fingers at the band. [via Gawker]

4. A group of… Read More

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Exclusive: Andrew Sean Greer on His Literary Thriller

Andrew Sean Greer — whose The Story Of A Marriage is like Edith Wharton meets Melrose Place when it was at its peak — was sitting in Central Park outside of the Met stalking a squirrel with a giant peanut and a big blond mustache when we caught up with him. He’s reading with Amanda Eyre Ward tonight in Williamsburg as part of the Pete’s Reading Series. “Amanda and I were best friends in grad school in Montana,” he explains. “For both of us, it was life changing. We didn’t have any writer friends, and suddenly we were in this strange world in the mountains, where all anyone did was talk about writing and reading. We’ve read each other’s stuff and encouraged one another from the start.” After the jump Greer chats with us about mastering the art of the plot twist, obsessing over generations past, and dealing with the fact that we never really know the ones we love. … Read More

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