Entries by mannetta


45 Years and Counting . . .

45 years ago tonight, actually in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 28, 1969, drag queens, homeless kids and hustlers fought police after they raided Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn. As the night turned to morning, the fighting escalated to the point of rioting. The riots continued throughout that weekend into the early part of […]

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Presenting at the NAMLE Conference

This weekend I’ll be part of a team presenting a discussion, Transmedia Play Experiments, at the NAMLE (National Association for Media Literacy Education) Conference in Torrance, California.  The co-presenters are Meryl Alper and (in absentia) Becky Herr-Stephenson.  We’ll be discussing our work on the Flotsam Transmedia Play project, which I worked on in 2012 and early […]

Happy Holidays!

A bit rushed, but I managed to throw together a holiday card for us for this year (yes, it’s a Flash animation, so sorry for those viewing this on an iOS device). [swf src=”http://www.mannetta.com/Holiday12/Holiday12.swf” width=590 height=442]


Spice Up Your Life

So, frugal shopper that I am, I took advantage of a 50% off sale at the grocery store last week and bought six jars of pasta sauce (yes, I’m Italian and I eat a lot of pasta.  Trust me, six jars is minimal in my house.)  I will generally steer clear of the “fancier” sauces […]

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Why We Need an LGBTQ Museum

I’ve recently been very honored to join the advisory committee for a new not-for-profit organization, The Lavender Effect.   The mission of The Lavender Effect is “to celebrate our heritage and inspire future generations” and the organization is “committed to creating a state-of-the-art LGBTQ Museum and Cultural Center that will be among the foremost educational and […]