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20th March 2009

Food for Thought

Posted by: Kitten Power

 
If I do say so myself, I am becoming a rather accomplished vegetarian cook.  You see, while I enjoy slicing into a pink-hearted steak, my girlfriend is a vegetarian.  The kind that only eats fish.I first discovered this when we were in bed one afternoon (it was in those early days, when you stay in […]

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11th March 2009

Amanda Palmer brings a killer show

Posted by: Kitten Power

So who killed Amanda Palmer?  Well I don’t know.  But she sure slayed me last night.
Palmer strode onto the stage at Auckland’s The Studio clad in never-ending leather boots, a short skirt and a beat up t-shirt, clutching a handful of flowers.  The audience cheered and heckled, but was quickly lulled into silence as she […]

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Tags: General · Music

4th March 2009

Album review: Who Killed Amanda Palmer?

Posted by: Kitten Power

Bisexual musician Amanda Palmer (of the The Dresden Dolls) plays in at The Studio in Auckland on Tuesday March 10, then Bar Bodega in Wellington on Thursday March 12.

The solo-debut from Amanda Palmer opens with an explosion of shouts and banging piano in Astronaut: A Short History of Nearly Nothing.  The piano lulls fleetingly for […]

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25th February 2009

Testing Time

Posted by: Kitten Power

This week I did something I have wanted to for a while and took an HIV test.  I know the risk for lesbians is considered pretty low and even when I was with men I was generally pretty safe . . . but there were a few mistakes and the odd condom breakage.
Since I’ve come […]

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13th February 2009

Summer reads

Posted by: Kitten Power

  
With the small number of quality movies tracking the “homosexual experience”, it is in books that I have so far found the best depictions of gay and lesbian life. This summer I have been eating books, and as I’m on a severe savings drive, the Auckland Public Library has become one of my favourite hangouts.
The range is […]

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15th January 2009

Burglars. They’re just not sexy.

Posted by: Kitten Power

Burglars are not sexy. Breaking into someone else’s place and rifling through their stuff is just not hot. Going through someone’s underwear drawers and throwing knickers and bras across their room, before tipping their bed sideways, just doesn’t do it for me. That’s why I’m thinking about starting International Castrate a Burglar Day.
Certainly, if I find […]

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9th January 2009

Seasonal Sounds

Posted by: Kitten Power

Have you ever noticed that your music taste is slightly altered by seasons?
I watched an amazing show from Seattle band Fleet Foxes at Auckland’s Bruce Mason Centre last night - and it struck me that their music was the soundtrack to my winter. Their songs, with their warm four-part harmonies, evoke a feeling of respite […]

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16th December 2008

My favourite things from 2008

Posted by: Kitten Power

A fabulous number of entries are already pouring in from gaynz readers for their favourite things from 2008, keep them coming! 
Here is a quick rundown of few of my favourite things from this year:
Best LGBT Event: The Big Gay Out is always a highlight of my year and this year’s event was no different.  There are two things I most love […]

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27th November 2008

A cycle of persecution

Posted by: Kitten Power

A sick feeling rose up within me when I first heard that the Mormon church actively encouraged its members to battle against gay marriage in California.  You see, I grew up Mormon.  And to have something which formed such a large part of my early life now fighting against my rights makes me nauseous.
Proposition 8 […]

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13th November 2008

Book Review: Femmes of Power

Posted by: Kitten Power

Featuring more than 60 intriguing characters from North America and Europe through interviews, letters, essays and photo shoots, the book asks whether femininity can be a radical expression of queerness, rather than something that can provoke exclusion.

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