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The Dahlia Field: Stories: Review

The Dahlia Field: Stories by Henry Alley Chelsea Station Editions Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Every American city and town, every region, every state possesses its own unique...

The Fallen Angels of Karnataka: Review

The Fallen Angels of Karnataka by Hans M. Hirschi Yaree AB Reviewed by Alina Oswald Over the past three decades we’ve come to expect a certain kind of...

Two Boys Kissing

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan Knopf Reviewed by Sera Rivers New York Times bestselling author David Levithan creates a vision for change with his latest young adult...

Grace Jones Memoir: Review

I'll Never Write My Memoirs Grace Jones, with Paul Morley Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster Reviewed by Chael Needle Grace Jones likes doing jigsaw puzzles, as we learn in...

Making Stephen’s Panel

  Making Stephen's Panel In Memory of Stephen Allen Love, 3/19/53–4/9/99 Stephen was my husband’s ex-lover, his first real relationship in the glory days of the 1970s when...

Hummingbird Pays a Visit to Jamie’s Grave: Nonfiction by Ephraim de...

Hummingbird Pays a Visit to Jamie’s Grave by Ephraim de Francisco Solanas I was certain that storing Jamie’s ashes on a bookshelf in the bedroom was...

Paul Thorn: Writer & Advocate

Coming Out of the Chrysalis Author & activist Paul Thorn talks about his new book, The Broken Heart Toolkit, and finding a better sense of...

Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing: Review

Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing by Kay A. Haring, text; Robert Neubecker, illustrations Penguin Young Readers Group Reviewed by Hank Trout Kay A. Haring, Keith...

Awakening: Review by Hank Trout

Awakening: How Gays and Lesbians Brought Marriage Equality to America by Nathaniel Frank The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press Reviewed by Hank Trout Nathaniel Frank’s thoroughly researched...

I Loved You More: Review

I Loved You More by Tom Spanbauer Hawthorne Books Reviewed by Sally Hessney Tom Spanbauer’s latest novel, I Loved You More, is about a writer, Ben Grunewald, who...

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