The rainbow flag was designed in 1978 for a gay parade in San Francisco, and over the last 30 years it has become the global symbol for gay pride. If the flag were designed in 2009, how would it look? Mark Randall of the design firm Worldstudio accepted the challenge, and he and his team came up with several ideas for a 21st-century pride flag makeover.Next, historically, when homosexuality has come up in rap lyrics, it´s been as a slur. But a new sub-genre of hip-hop by gay artists is starting to catch on. Rappers like Shorty Roc, Deadlee, and Mélange Lavonne call it ´´homo hop´´, and they´re fighting for acceptance among hip-hop heads and the LGBT community alike. Produced by Roy Hurst.And on Regina Spektor´s new record, Far, she gets seriously existential - mentioning God 33 times in the first single, ´´Laughing With´´. She performs that song live in the studio and talks with Kurt about life, the universe, and everything. [Broadcast June 27, 2009] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/090627/rt_stud_090627_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT´´Preexisting Condition´´, by Jill Lepore: The history of health-care reform. THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Speak, Bellevue´´, by Lila Byock: A doctor moonlights as a publisher. THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´The Frugal Republic´´, by James Surowiecki: Why China needs to spend more. LETTER FROM AMSTERDAM´´Parade´s End´´, by Ian Buruma: Dutch liberals get tough. REFLECTIONS´´Loggerheads´´, by David Sedaris: Sea turtles and me. BOOKS´´North Star´´, by Sam Tanenhaus: Populism, politics, and the power of Sarah Palin. THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Nowhere Man´´, by Anthony Lane: A review of Up in the Air. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/091202/pe_nyer_091202_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For a singer and a spy, love might be mission impossible.Jaxon Powers has what most only dream of. Fame. Fortune. Gold records and Grammy awards. Lavish hotel suites and an endless parade of eager bedmates. He’s adored all over the world - even in the remote, repressive country of Vasnytsia, where the tyrannical dictator is a big fan. The State Department hopes a performance might improve US relations with a dangerous enemy. But it means Jaxon’s going in alone...with one exception.Secret agent Reid Stanfill has a covert agenda with global ramifications. Duty means everything to him, even when it involves protecting a jaded rock star. Jaxon and Reid’s mutual attraction is dangerous under Vasnytsia’s harsh laws - and matters get even worse when they’re trapped inside the borders. Romance will have to wait...assuming they make it out alive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Drew Bacca. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/crpr/000084/bk_crpr_000084_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
PRIDE is a photography book celebrating the gay pride parade, with publication set to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which took place on June 28, 1969. On June 28, 1970, the first gay pride marches took place in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago commemorating the anniversary of the riots. Similar marches were organized in other cities. Today, Gay Pride events are held annually throughout the world to pay homage to the Stonewall riots and to advocate for and celebrate gay rights and gay culture.