The book lives up to his title, celebrating fig trees, ugly feet, and armpits, while also exploring the grief that makes gratitude so important. Breakwater Review spoke with Ross Gay via email to learn more about his work. Ross Gay: I read gardening catalogues eventually, when they come my way. I can get lost in that. Or I sketch little garden plans and stuff, you know. Next winter!
Any self-respecting queen with a valid gay card in South Florida knows where Aventura Mall is, especially during the hectic holiday shopping season. But now, there's a new destination in the neighborhood after you've charged up that Visa card at Macy's, Bloomingdales and, God forbid, The Gap! Swinging Richards opened last month just a mile or so down Biscayne Boulevard from the shopping mecca. We already know South Florida gays like their scantily clad dancing boys, just look at the success of Boardwalk and Johnny's in Fort Lauderdale and the new Johnny's location in Miami that opened this year. But, thanks to looser city laws, the dancers at Swinging Richards can take it all off and they do.
See Part 2: Out in the Sun. So how did a dusty little outpost at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains become an internationally known destination for gays and lesbians? Florilla White center , who co-owned the Palm Springs Hotel with her sister in the early s, would entertain actor Rudolph Valentino to her right. The secrets and scandals of our desert oasis may have started from the very beginning, when a pair of curiously independent women, Dr.
It's on Twitter, in company meetings, and in group chats with disparate groups of friends. Recently, I've started to notice the hang loose hand symbol, and its emoji — also known as the " call me hand " emoji, better recognized as the shaka sign — all over my digital and physical worlds. In my everyday, definitely-not-beach-adjacent interactions, the symbol for "surf's up" has started to accompany messages about mundane planning, jokes, and more. In these cases, it mostly communicates an ironic stoner "heck yes," or, an impish "fuck it. It's not all laughs, though.