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A big old queen has just been named the CEO of the leading innovator of all things technologically cool, Apple. That’s right, if you haven’t seen it documented already, Tim Cook, Apple’s now former COO, is the new top dog, following Steve Jobs’ sudden resignation as CEO on Wednesday. Throw away your iPads and iPhones! Take away your children’s iPods!

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Alex Morris, the profile’s author, takes what I find to be one of the most riveting pop/fashion stories of our time, stands it up in front of himself, hands it a glass of champagne and says “cheers darling, let’s talk about something else.”

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Mark Zuckerberg. In part, this is because I recently saw, finally, the fictionalized account of the story of Facebook: “The Social Network,” written by Aaron Sorkin. There’s another reason though, something I recently found out about Zuckerberg: he and I went to camp together. This is not namedropping, or bragging, or trying to create a connection where there is none. Zuckerberg and I didn’t know each other at camp, though looking at Facebook I found that he and I do have two mutual friends from there. I don’t remember him, and he doesn’t remember me. So, yeah, big deal. Who cares?

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Are you a band/musician from a small town with hard audience to crack? Are you an avid music lover who wishes that more queer bands would tour through your town? HOMOGROUND is a new music podcast showcasing under-the-radar queer bands of all genres and making their music accessible no matter where you live. New episodes roll out every Thursday, so be sure to take a listen!

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Nothing happens in a vacuum. When you recently expressed yourself in an allegedly comic rant in Nashville this past week, you were adding your voice to a well-established chorus of hate that suffuses the black community.

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This week’s mix features three Tar Heel bands: Mount Moriah (Durham), The Moaners (Chapel Hill), and Filthy Bird (Graham.)

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This week’s mixtape features music by Little Victory (Brooklyn), Forgetters (Brooklyn), Karen & the Sorrows (Brooklyn), and Nervous But Excited (Michigan)

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Lame-ass macho Pravda rag FHM surprised no one recently by sinking to new depths of strident transphobia. The dude-mag named noted androgynous male model Andrej Pejic as number 98 on its “100 Sexiest Women in the World” list for 2011, and explained their nomination in terms generously described as “ignorant”

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I don’t usually click Facebook ads. As the guys here can attest, if you list yourself as a man interested in men, pretty much all you get are ads for laser hair removal, dubious gay dating websites, and Bonobos ads that talk presumptuously about how your boyfriend’s ass would look in their khakis. Earlier this week, though, I saw an ad from an organization called DropFox, asking me to click to show support for an action calling on Orbitz to withdraw support from Fox News. Bearing no great love for holier-than-thou manipulative sideshow anger-theater, I clicked.

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David Grossman just wants to give credit where credit is due