An essay about the persistence of nostalgia in fashion, pop culture and politics: Obama 2012 campaign graphics, steampunk, “Mad Men” and “Downtown Abbey.”

My performance text “Star” is included in this new anthology from Sister Spit Press, an imprint of City Lights Books.

Sister Spit: Writing, Rants and Reminiscence from the Road
edited by Michelle Tea
City Lights Publishers, 2012, 208 pages

ISBN-10 0-87286-566-5
ISBN-13 978-0-87286-566-2

My article published on The Ironing Board Collective :

Published book of the performance text from the multimedia performance piece “Landscape with the Fall of Icarus.”

San Francisco Bay Times, Vol. 16, Number 19 • June 29, 1995 BY SAMUAEL TOPIARY Maybe it was the fact that everyone was doing speed this year instead of X, and it made people mean and uppity instead of loving and universal. Or maybe it was the dearth of good gay fashion that bunched my [...]

San Francisco Bay Times Vol. 16, Number 26 • September 21, 1995 Imaginary Places & Other Objects of Unattainable Desire BY SAMUAEL TOPIARY Currently on exhibit at the Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens is ”Fabricators,” a four-person group show of some of SF’s hottest young Art Stars. D-L Alvarez, Marisa Hernandez, Melissa [...]

Wobbling in High Places An Interview with Performance Artist Nao Bustamente BY SAMUAEL TOPIARY If irony were a waffle iron it would probably make heart-shaped waffles.  Irony is the bst way I can think of to describe performance artist Nao Bustamente’s artistic milieu.  We ate home-made heart-shaped waffles as she recounted to me how she [...]

Fall/Winter 1995, Volume 22, No. 2 Utopia/Dystopia: Feminist Activism and Art Guest Editors: Laura Brun and Trena Noval   30: Exhibition Reviews Virtual Females by Samuael Topiary        

A short story about my own flirtation with wanting to do harm to construction site. Originally written and performed as part of “Icarus and the Tower of Babel,” an early version of the performance piece “Landscape with the Fall of Icarus,” at Dixon Place, May 2002.

“I am the star of your Hollywood Lesbian Fantasy Movie….”

Originally written and performed as part of “Vagina Dentata,” this text became a favorite on the Sister Spit tours and will be published in the forthcoming “Sister Spit Anthology” in Fall 2013.