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Review: 'Quertext' Delves into Queer German Writings Past and Present

Review: 'Quertext' Delves into Queer German Writings Past and Present

By Lewis Whittington | Sep 17, 2021

The anthology brings into focus "representations of contemporary queer life and explorations of a queer past."

Rarely Seen Tennessee Williams Story Set in Post-WWII Italy

Rarely Seen Tennessee Williams Story Set in Post-WWII Italy

By Hillel Italie | Sep 15, 2021

Honored worldwide as a playwright, Tennessee Williams also wrote dozens of short stories. A rarely seen piece, "The Summer Woman," set in Italy, appears this week in the fall issue of the literary quarterly The Strand Magazine.

Shapeshifter: Bisexual Surrealist Poet Alice Paalen Rahon Unmasked in New Compilation

Shapeshifter: Bisexual Surrealist Poet Alice Paalen Rahon Unmasked in New Compilation

By Mark William Norby | Sep 14, 2021

Alice Paalen Rahon, a Surrealist poet and painter, has been largely overlooked, but her works reemerge in "Shapeshifter," a new compilation of her poetry.

'Alec' - William di Canzio's New View on Forster's 'Maurice'

'Alec' - William di Canzio's New View on Forster's 'Maurice'

By Brian Bromberger | Sep 7, 2021

William di Canzio's gay adaptation of E.M. Forster's landmark novel "Maurice" was inspired by the classic love story of upper-class stockbroker Maurice Hall, this time from the perspective of his love, working-class gameskeeper Alec Scudder.

LGBTQ Fall & Winter Books

LGBTQ Fall & Winter Books

By Jim Piechota | Sep 2, 2021

Here's an enticing preview of exciting upcoming Fall/Winter 2021 LGBTQ books standing tall on bookstore shelves or online platforms in the coming months.

Padma Lakshmi Cooks Up a Children's Book with a Message

Padma Lakshmi Cooks Up a Children's Book with a Message

By Mark Kennedy | Aug 30, 2021

"It's a hugely autobiographical book," says Lakshmi. "I am not a children's author. I don't have experience writing for this audience beyond just making up stories at bedtime for my own child. So I needed to write about something I knew."

Review: Louise Fitzhugh's Truth and Lies: 'Harriet the Spy' Author's Revelatory Biography

Review: Louise Fitzhugh's Truth and Lies: 'Harriet the Spy' Author's Revelatory Biography

By Jim Provenzano | Aug 23, 2021

In a thoroughly researched and utterly fascinating biography, Leslie Brody shares intimate details of the Louise Fitzhugh's fabulous and troubled life.

Children's Book Challenges Homophobic Russian Law

Children's Book Challenges Homophobic Russian Law

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 23, 2021

A children's book that stood up to Hungary's anti-LGTBQ+ laws is now challenging Russia's longstanding "no homo promo" law as well.

Review: Mary Trump is Back With Revealing 'The Reckoning'

Review: Mary Trump is Back With Revealing 'The Reckoning'

By Kyle Thomas Smith | Aug 23, 2021

In her new book, Mary Trump makes a chilling case for how we will continue to be susceptible to the kind of fascism her uncle represents unless we stop to examine how and why we got to this point as a nation.

Review: 'Afterparties' Articulates the Hopes and Fears of Asian-Americans

Review: 'Afterparties' Articulates the Hopes and Fears of Asian-Americans

By Lewis Whittington | Aug 19, 2021

With humor, pathos and tragedy, So articulates the hopes, fears and existential realities of Asian-Americans face living in America, haunted by events of the past.

Greek Love in the Ranks: The Sacred Band's 300 Lover-Warriors

Greek Love in the Ranks: The Sacred Band's 300 Lover-Warriors

By Tim Pfaff | Aug 18, 2021

Classics scholar James Romm has produced a study with the pace of a summer movie. The subject: A mass grave of Theban soldiers carefully and deliberately buried in pairs. Make that couples.

Sealed with a Kiss: Leslie Cohen Discusses Lesbian Bars and Becoming 'Art'

Sealed with a Kiss: Leslie Cohen Discusses Lesbian Bars and Becoming 'Art'

By Gregg Shapiro | Aug 17, 2021

The historic art world, opening a historic women's bar, and more events are included in "The Audacity of a Kiss: Love, Art and Liberation," Leslie Cohen's honest and fascinating memoir.

Goals: Megan Rapinoe Launches 'The Call In' Book Club

Goals: Megan Rapinoe Launches 'The Call In' Book Club

Aug 16, 2021

Megan Rapinoe is such a fan of #MeToo pioneer Tarana Burke that the soccer star chose Burke's upcoming memoir, "Unbound," for her new book club before she had even read it.

Goals: Megan Rapinoe Launches 'The Call In' Book Club

Goals: Megan Rapinoe Launches 'The Call In' Book Club

Aug 16, 2021

Megan Rapinoe is such a fan of #MeToo pioneer Tarana Burke that the soccer star chose Burke's upcoming memoir, "Unbound," for her new book club before she had even read it.

Review: 'Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir' A Guide Through Genre Darkness and into Light

Review: 'Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir' A Guide Through Genre Darkness and into Light

By Bill Biss | Aug 13, 2021

Eddie Muller's writing style is fedora-fine, perfectly nuanced and factual to the utmost degree.

Hungary Adds New Restrictions on Sale of LGBTQ+-Themed Books

Hungary Adds New Restrictions on Sale of LGBTQ+-Themed Books

Aug 8, 2021

Hungary's government on Friday ordered booksellers to place children's books that depict homosexuality in "closed packaging," the latest move in an escalating campaign that rights groups have decried as an assault on the LGBTQ+ community.

Review: 'Marilyn & Me' a Visual Dive Into Iconic Memories

Review: 'Marilyn & Me' a Visual Dive Into Iconic Memories

By Bill Biss | Aug 7, 2021

Just as Marilyn Monroe intended, she knocked Elizabeth Taylor off the cover of almost every fashion and entertainment publication around the world.

Literary Loss: Anthony Veasna So's 'Afterparties: Stories'

Literary Loss: Anthony Veasna So's 'Afterparties: Stories'

By Brian Bromberger | Aug 4, 2021

Published after his death, Anthony Veasna So's story collection includes characters haunted by memories of genocide, especially the older parents, aunties, and uncles who experienced trauma before escaping Cambodia.

Review: Truths and Consequences in P.J. Vernon's 'Bath Haus'

Review: Truths and Consequences in P.J. Vernon's 'Bath Haus'

By Jim Piechota | Aug 3, 2021

In P.J. Vernon's dynamic and exhilarating follow-up to his 2018 debut, he explores what happens when a cheating boyfriend meets a sexy, vendetta-driven psycho at a bathhouse.

Author Charles Casillo on the Untold Story Between Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift

Author Charles Casillo on the Untold Story Between Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift

By Steve Duffy | Aug 1, 2021

Author Charles Casillo talks about the turbulent, life-changing relationship he explores in his new book about two of Hollywood's most beautiful stars — Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift.

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