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Review: Queer Tales of Brilliance: Brandon Taylor's 'Filthy Animals'

Review: Queer Tales of Brilliance: Brandon Taylor's 'Filthy Animals'

By Jim Piechota | Jun 24, 2021

The eleven linked stories contained in Brandon Taylor's second literary foray are, for the most part, dominated by the voice of Lionel, a gay Black graduate student in mathematics.

Review: 'Poetry Rx' Celebrates Lyric History, with Some Queer Poets Past & Present

Review: 'Poetry Rx' Celebrates Lyric History, with Some Queer Poets Past & Present

By Mark William Norby | Jun 23, 2021

In the newly-released collection "Poetry Rx" of 50 inspiring poems, compiled with commentary and poetical analyses by psychiatrist Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., more than a third of the poets have either openly identified as queer, or skewed LGBTQ-ward.

Playing for Laughs and Love with Author-Playwright Paul Rudnick

Playing for Laughs and Love with Author-Playwright Paul Rudnick

By Gregg Shapiro | Jun 22, 2021

Combining wit and wisdom, writer Paul Rudnick gives us much to think about while we are laughing, including in his new romantic and comic novel, "Playing The Palace."

Will Smith Opening Up, Releasing Memoir 'Will' in November

Will Smith Opening Up, Releasing Memoir 'Will' in November

Jun 20, 2021

Smith said he is "finally ready" to release the memoir after working on the book for two years. His book will be published by Penguin Press.

Review: Sharp Observations Abound in 'Detransition, Baby'

Review: Sharp Observations Abound in 'Detransition, Baby'

By Jim Piechota | Jun 20, 2021

Brooklyn-based author Torrey Peters's frothy debut novel, a brilliantly entertaining study in trans feminine culture, chronicles the fiery relationship between a trans woman and her ex-partner.

Gina Yashere on Her New Memoir and 'Not Waiting for the Gatekeepers to Validate You'

Gina Yashere on Her New Memoir and 'Not Waiting for the Gatekeepers to Validate You'

By Darian Aaron | Jun 18, 2021

Out comedian Gina Yashere talks about her new book, "Cack-Handed," her multi-faceted gig on "Bob Hearts Abishola," and how the internet and social media has helped her career.

Pride 2021 Nonfiction Reading List

Pride 2021 Nonfiction Reading List

By Gregg Shapiro | Jun 8, 2021

Pride festivities for 2021 still seem to be up in the air or not taking place. Nevertheless, there are other ways of displaying your pride in being a member of the LGBTQ+ community, including reading a book by a queer writer or ally.

Review: Cozy 'Drama Pan' Definitely a Quintessential Beach Reach

Review: Cozy 'Drama Pan' Definitely a Quintessential Beach Reach

By Christopher Verleger | Jun 3, 2021

The boy who refuses to grow up gets the Treemeadow College treatment in the latest Nicky and Noah mystery from series creator Joe Cosentino.

Creepy Queers: 'Unburied: A Collection of Queer Dark Fiction'

Creepy Queers: 'Unburied: A Collection of Queer Dark Fiction'

By Jim Provenzano | May 31, 2021

In 'Unburied: A Collection of Queer Dark Fiction,' Editor Rebecca Rowland has selected a diverse array of spooky stories, from the short and sweet to longer ruminative tales by some accomplished authors.

Review: Charles Casillo's 'Elizabeth and Monty: The Untold Story of Their Intimate Friendship' a Heart-wrenching Triumph

Review: Charles Casillo's 'Elizabeth and Monty: The Untold Story of Their Intimate Friendship' a Heart-wrenching Triumph

By Bill Biss | May 26, 2021

Author Charles Casillo sheds new light on the friendship between Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift.

Writer Paul Rudnick Scores with a Witty, Regal Romance Novel

Writer Paul Rudnick Scores with a Witty, Regal Romance Novel

By Mark Kennedy | May 25, 2021

Paul Rudnick has written a romantic comedy with a royal twist.

Review: Paul Rudnick's Charming 'Playing The Palace' Reminds Us To Be Careful What We Wish For

Review: Paul Rudnick's Charming 'Playing The Palace' Reminds Us To Be Careful What We Wish For

By Christopher Verleger | May 25, 2021

An event planner trades New Jersey for Buckingham Palace after he meets a soon-to-be king in Paul Rudnick's engaging romantic comedy.

Review: Frances Bingham's 'Valentine Ackland: A Transgressive Life' Impeccably Researched, Vividly Detailed

Review: Frances Bingham's 'Valentine Ackland: A Transgressive Life' Impeccably Researched, Vividly Detailed

By Lewis Whittington | May 25, 2021

Valentine was underrated in her time. In retrospect, her work should be appreciated for its craft and aesthetic impact, as well as vital documentation of her time as a nonbinary lesbian poet.

Review: Jeff Mann's 'Redneck Bouquet' a Garden of Intimate Delights

Review: Jeff Mann's 'Redneck Bouquet' a Garden of Intimate Delights

By Kilian Melloy | May 24, 2021

Openly gay Appalachian poet, essayist, and novelist Jeff Mann explores appetite, memory, rage, sorrow, loss, and lust in his deeply-felt and forthright poetry collection "Redneck Bouquet."

Michael Nava's 'Lies With Man' Brings Back the Mystery

Michael Nava's 'Lies With Man' Brings Back the Mystery

By Jim Piechota | May 19, 2021

Attorney and prolific author Michael Nava's impressive, engrossing ninth mystery novel in his Henry Rios detective series flashes back to the 1980s where big hair ruled, neon lit up the night, and the dark storm clouds of the AIDS epidemic began.

'Flower of Iowa' :: Playwright Lance Ringel Imagines Male Intimacy During WWI

'Flower of Iowa' :: Playwright Lance Ringel Imagines Male Intimacy During WWI

By Mark William Norby | May 18, 2021

Lance Ringel's expansive novel centers on native 18-year old Tommy Flowers, who was raised in rural Iowa and sent to France by the U.S. Military in June 1918, the final months of World War I.

Cuomo Set to Earn $5M from Book on COVID-19 Crisis

Cuomo Set to Earn $5M from Book on COVID-19 Crisis

By Marina Villeneuve | May 18, 2021

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo disclosed Monday that he was paid a $3.1 million advance to write his COVID-19 leadership book last year and under his publishing contract will make another $2 million on the memoir over the next two years.

AIDS Activism by the Book: 'Let the Record Show' Captures a Movement's Rise and Decline

AIDS Activism by the Book: 'Let the Record Show' Captures a Movement's Rise and Decline

By Jim Provenzano | May 12, 2021

In the lengthy "Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993," author Sarah Schulman documents and analyzes the ideals, actions, successes, and failures of the people who made up the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power.

Review: Censored in the 1940s, 'The Man Who Lived Underground' is Just as Relevant Today

Review: Censored in the 1940s, 'The Man Who Lived Underground' is Just as Relevant Today

By Lewis Whittington | May 10, 2021

Wright's real-life depiction of what was commonplace across the U.S. - a j'accuse to white policing and Jim Crow laws of the era and pervasive societal racism - made it ripe for censorship.

TV's Growth is a Boon for 'Diverse Voices' Among Novelists

TV's Growth is a Boon for 'Diverse Voices' Among Novelists

By Lynn Elber | May 10, 2021

Growing up an avid reader, Kwana Jackson knew where to look for romance novels with Black characters: Segregated in the "African American interest" section where only determined shoppers would find them.

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