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Story by Chuck Tackett Au Revoir Wentworth: Australia’s Orange Is The New Black  One thing that I love about Netflix and other similar TV channels is the fact that we here in the USA are given a true view of other cultures from around the world. A prime example is the Australian TV series “Wentworth” […]

Story by Chuck Tackett TUCKER CARLSON’S FRAGILE MASCULINITY    “I’m not going to apologize to Tucker Carlson or anyone else for taking care of my premature newborn infant twins. We’re pretty much the only country that doesn’t have some kind of national policy on paid leave. I think it is down to us and Papua […]

Story by Chuck Tackett DAVE CHAPPELLE: YOU’RE NO PAUL MOONEY OR GEORGE CARLIN About 2 weeks ago, I was riding with my brother John in his SUV running errands. On his radio, we were listening to Sirius XM’s Urban View. The Karen Hunter Show was on. She had just changed the subject. What was being […]

Story by Chuck Tackett FATHER PAUL’S TRAVELING SALVATION SHOW “Could you help an old altar boy?” The Exorcist (1973)   Those of you who know me, are cognizant of the fact that I am a huge enthusiast of disaster and horror movies, especially the ones made between the 1930s to the 1950s. I was raised as […]

Story by Chuck Tackett    THE CAMOUFLAGED VILENESS OF A TROPICAL XANADU     “Smile like you mean it.” Armond, hotel/resort manager HBO’s The White Lotus    Since arriving home June 8th after a 3-and-a-half-month absence recuperating from COVID and going through inpatient physical therapy, I was way behind on my TV/movie/news viewing. Besides numerous doctor […]

MARVIN & CYNDI: WE’LL TELL YOU WHAT’S GOING ON   “I’ll tell you, anybody who tells you that Joe Biden was dutifully elected is lying to you. And, I will tell you, as much as I’m willing to defend our liberty at all costs, there’s nothing that I would dread doing even more than having […]

Story by Chuck Tackett NOT ALL SKIN FOLK ARE KINFOLK    “From colleges to corporations, to our culture, people are making money and gaining power by pretending we haven’t made any progress at all, by doubling down on the divisions we worked so hard to heal. You know this stuff is wrong. Hear me clearly. […]

Story by Chuck Tackett Just Like Your Entitled, Lying, Murderous, Thieving, Wicked-Ass Ancestors ” I have heard people say, ‘This is not who we are,’ but right now, this is precisely who we are. Thanks to an outdated and inherently biased political structure, exemplified by the undemocratic electoral college, which has repeatedly put the losing […]

Story by Chuck Tackett THE 1959 COOPER’S DONUT RIOT   Several years ago in one of my Chuck’s Chat articles, I wrote a piece about an LGBTQ riot that happened 2 years before Stonewall in 1967. It was called The Black Cat Tavern Riot. It happened in Los Angeles, California. I had learned about it in […]

  Story by Chuck Tackett I TRIED TO TELL YA Back in 1996, “The Current News” magazine owner/editor-in-chief J.D. O’Neill contacted me. He informed me he had listened to my overnight talk/music radio show called “Exodus” on 90.1FM KKFI. The late Mr. O’Neill asked me if I would write a column for his LGBTQ bar […]