Ruth St. Denis

Ruth St. Denis was an American vaudeville performer who is best known as a pioneer of Modern Dance. However, her work was so heavily influenced by the Orientalist fashion that was all the rage at the turn of the last century that she could just as easily be considered a prototype for the American bellydancer-as-artist. The famous story is that she was inspired by an Orientalist advertisement for cigarettes. She [...]


Lifting the Lid on Tasty Tagine

As the sultry days of summer give way to the dusky chill of fall, thoughts naturally turn to warming dishes such as stews and casseroles. The tagine, a hearty Moroccan dish, deliciously fits the bill. Tender, fragrant, sweet and savory; it is the epitome of comfort food.
Along the Mediterranean coast lies a stretch of mountains and desert known as the Rif, which is Arabic for “Edge of the cultivated land.” [...]


Pirates, Glitter and ARRR!

I’ve always been attracted to the pirate archetype. Not real pirates, the kind who actually go around looting and raping and pillaging, although I may well have some of those lurking on the decaying branches of my family tree, whose ragged leaves whisper of merchant seamen and stolen brides along the coasts of Malacca. No, it was not the dirty old brigands I admired, but the glamorized Hollywood ideal of [...]


Our Favorite Blogs!

Digit@l Pros(e) presents:
Max begins a Food Revolution!
She’s at it again. Melia on Melia. Jeebus.
Meet Ms. Savoy Sorbet, HippyMom’s Member of the month!
Spectacular Me rains scalp, because that’s how she rolls. Yo.
Hollywood, Hef and Kozmique.


The Bloggahs

Because Tarty’s cup overfloweth, and she hates spilling her ‘tini.
LadyHawk talks oils and family health!
Firewalking is MamaBirdie’s newest trick.
Its not too late for treasure mapping! Really!
Kozmique takes off her rose-colored Retrospecs.
Moments to Remember: boobs.
Its Shan or the Stump.
Melia (and MJ’s)’s Great Lesbian Rabbit Caper! has a fantastic blog network available to its established members. Our bloggers write on a wide range of topics—from fashion and activism to [...]



Digit@l Pros(e)

Have you ever lied? Nefertitties knows someone who knows someone who is a big. fat liar face.
Loverly joins the Digit@l Pros(e) bandwagon this week and runs into a little problem.
Durrah presents her ATS video of the month.
The many faces of MamaBirdie.
Melia talks dildos. Its her thing.
Kozmique brings us An Alien Love Story.


The Bloggers Don't Lie

ATS represent! Durrah tells us what to buy and where to buy it.
HippyMom says you are your own soul mate. You complete… you. Dig it?
Ladyhawk manifests her latest huaca.
A different kind of shimmy hits Kozmique.
Melia takes a break from Debauchery week to snuggle with her Blankee!
Moving forward is MamaBirdie’s next step. Get it?
Nefertitties is the luckiest beach around, tetanus and all.
The Bean is a budding evil mastermind. Really. [...]