Meet Sammy Be, a "liberal artist" whose fashion influences are "Japanese fashion label Comme des Garcons and musician Björk." Sammy is a fan of "Timeless trends — trends that transcend being trendy" and he doesn't care for "Trends that don’t celebrate positive body image."
Readers, does he "transcend being trendy?" (click to enlarge).
President Belt, over at Sundays in the Park, has now gifted the LC with not only a link to our work but a full review of our shenanigans. Thanks, Deron! (I may just buy you an extra beer if you ever stick around longer than 5 minutes somewhere). Here is the review in full:
"Want to read more about the Lawrence hipster scene? Check out this insider/outsider blog that snarks on all things hipster. Richard and his band of blog-literati enjoy hitting the bars, beers, and scenester events. Occasionally he’ll take pokes at our beloved kickball league. I’ve enjoyed reading his takes on the KVKL culture as his adroit riffs fit right in with our own aptitude for smack talk. Please visit his site and let him know what you think."
Richard: " 'Adroit' is probably the kindest thing anyone has ever said about our (my) work!"
It's worth noting, however, that not a single person has responded to Deron's post about the LC, while a whopping 14 people responded to the tiny prior post about Slow Ride's incredible victory over Jazzhaus and the "epic extra-inning thriller" between Replay and BrewBallers. This only adds to our belief that kickballers care for nothing but kickball, which makes us sad, a little sad. There's a whole world of hipster culture out there just waiting to be explored, folks!
Visit Sundays in the Park here: http://deronbelt.wordpress.com/
The Oxford American, published out of Richard's old alma mater UCA, is probably the boys' third favorite magazine (after the New Yorker and Juggs). And their current "Best of the South" issue (an annual treat) offers a piece that might interest some of our readers who enjoy sexy literature of a less-filthy caliber than the Joyce letters we showcased yesterday.
"Beth Ann Fennelly's Ode to Ten Sexy Books" offers excerpts from ten steamy southern books (some of them poems and plays, actually, Beth Ann!) that are sure to give you a "cockstand," as Joyce might say (Chip: "Or to keep you moist, if we want to continue with the Southern humidity references and include our horny female readership as well.").
It's truly a fine list, ranging from the romantic ("Somebody…somebody ought to—kiss you, Laura," from Williams' Glass Menagerie) to the decidedly less-romantic but always-hilarious late-great Barry Hannah (“I want to sleep in her uterus with my foot hanging out.”).
Richard: "I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Hannah when he spoke to a creative-writing class at UCA. He offended most of the women in the class within the first five minutes."
But our favorite is perhaps Kevin Young's "Ode to My Sex," a touching tribute to his penis:
it leans left.
Like that Tower
in Italy, its shadow
covers the city…"
Read Beth Ann's choices here:
And stay tuned in coming days, as we also plan to cover other material from the "Best of the South" issue, such as a strange piece of art criticism called "Ode to a (Phallocentric) Painter."
Chip: "Southerners sure do think about their dicks a lot, don't they?"