Tag Archive: gay

Beautiful Berlin Boys, by Ashkan Sahihi @ NYJB

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“Beautiful Berlin Boys” by Ashkan Sahihi resounds as an affirmation of the beauty and individuality of the gay man.”

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IRL by Tommy Pico @NYJB

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Whipsawing between passages of erotic ecstasy and suicidal despair, “IRL” by Tommy “Teebs” Pico reveals itself as a monument of self-lacerating beauty.

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More NSFW Files: Tom House: Tom of Finland in Los Angeles, by Michael Reynolds

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Tom House: Tom of Finland in Los Angeles “celebrates the still transgressive world of gay leathermen and Tom of Finland’s place in Los Angeles’ architectural history.”

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On Being Human Redux: Notes on “Orphan Black”

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An occasional series that is a continuation of my essay anthology, On Being Human: critical looks at books and movies that examine the question of humanity. (Buy the limited edition hardcover, Kindle version,… Continue reading

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Translation Tuesdays: 4 Non-English Works About Drag Queens

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Four Non-English Novels about Drag Queens: so begins MP Johnson Week at The Driftless Area Review.

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Commonplace Book: Tennessee Williams and the importance of queens to American culture

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“Just imagine this place without queens in it. It would be absolutely barbaric.” — Candy from “And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens …” (circa 1970, unpublished one-act play), by Tennessee Williams

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The Marshall Moore Interview

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I recently reviewed Bitter Orange, by Marshall Moore at CCLaP. In this interview with the author, we discuss the superhero genre, the concept of self-loathing, and scheduling creative writing projects around a busy work life.

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CCLaP Fridays: Bitter Orange, by Marshall Moore

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This week Karl Wolff reviews “Bitter Orange,” by Marshall Moore, about a gay man coming to terms with his superpower to turn invisible. Does that make him a hero or a villain?

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CCLaP Fridays: Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh, by Thomas Glave

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Over at CCLaP I review “Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh,” by Thomas Glave, a new anthology of fiction and non-fiction works about prejudice, sexuality, and diaspora.

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The NSFW Files: City of Night, by John Rechy

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This week I review the underground gay classic about hustlers and their world, John Rechy’s City of Night.

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