Uptown Bourgeois is an arts, news, and culture blog created by New York-based freelance writer Jefferey Spivey. UB explores universal themes through a black, queer lens. 

5 Uptown Bourgeois Posts You May Have Missed This Week-3.20.16

It's the first day of Spring, but it feels more like the middle of winter with this whole Nor'easter thing happening again.  Instead of frolicking through the fields today, you should be wrapped up in a blanket inside with a cup of hot cocoa and these 5 blog posts that you may have accidentally skipped over this week.  It's okay.  I know that you're busy, and you don't have time to read every article that's thrown your way.  But today, Mother Nature is giving you the gift of time indoors.  Use it wisely and get caught up on all the good stuff.  Happy Spring, Happy Sunday, and Happy Reading!

1. Go Long Or Go Home

3 indispensable tips on how to pull off the tricky elongated shirt style move.  Do it right and you'll turn heads with perfectly curated proportions.  Skip this article, and you'll be doing the backstroke in your own clothes. Study up here: http://bit.ly/1R8C2e3

2. Another One Bites The Dust-Proof That The Art Of Reading Has No Place In Politics

Marco Rubio went down hard after this past week's installment of Super Tuesday.  But he lost the race long before that thanks to some off-color jokes about his opponent's penis size.  Rubio unsuccessfully tried to pull a page from the drag queen insult book of reading.  But politics isn't for 'reading'.  Here's why these guys need to base their insults on facts: http://bit.ly/22lFgSt

3. Don't Follow This GQ-endorsed Style Move

If you're reading this, you're most likely a cool dude that knows better than to follow the advice of the mainstream men's magazines.  But in case you've had a moment of weakness, let me remind you.  Anyone who encourages you to wear slide sandals on dry land is not your friend.  Read here to learn why: http://bit.ly/1Uc9rKh

As a former fat kid, I'm all for body positivity and body diversity.  People think guys are tough, but our skin isn't so thick as to avoid the pitfalls of insecurity about our looks.  I shared an article this week about male body shaming and how it's becoming a real issue in our community.  And some bull-headed members of a certain Facebook group used the comments section as free reign to encourage this shaming.  I'm sure all of these trolls have been the victim of bullying IRL at some point.  Which is why they felt so compelled to dish it out online where no one could see them.  This was my open letter to these assholes: http://bit.ly/22l8YKK

5. You Must Have A Big Penis (and other things people say to tall, black guys)

Casual, unrecognized racism is just as bad as blatant, in-your-face racism.  As a really tall, black teenager that preferred books over basketball, I was often on the receiving end of racist stereotypes without even knowing it.  This personal essay is a peak inside the life of a tall, black guy trying to live outside of societal expectation: http://bit.ly/1U1V5wC

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