All The Candy You Can Eat

On The Eucharistic Potential of Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Anthony Easton

Within a few days of each other, I had two friends who traveled to Chicago separately, and were at the Art Institute of Chicago on the same day within hours of each other, and both emailed me that day, to talk about a piece they saw, a piece that moved them. This isn’t that unusual, I spend a lot of time with artists and curators and I spend a lot of time talking about art. Mostly it’s a rarified form of shoptalk, a commentary on how a piece was interesting because of this idea, or that line, or tradition, or how it played into or against a work that had been done before. It’s much like shoptalk about how a liturgy goes, when talking to priests or deacons. Continue reading

A Review of: Queer Theology: Rethinking the Western Body.

Loughlin, Gerard, ed. Queer Theology: Rethinking the Western Body. Malden: Blackwell Publishing, 2007, 351 pages.

Reviewed by Scott Bergen

It is a word that my grandparents throw around nonchalantly to describe events in their daily lives, a word that makes my parents squirm with uneasiness, and a word that I use positively as a marker of sexual preference. My grandparents describe an odd experiences as making them feel “queer,” my parents hear the word “queer” as a derogatory slur against gays, and I use the term “queer” to refer to those, including myself, who do not feel as if they fit into heterosexual hegemony.

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