Tag Archive: LGBT

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: Sin-a-Rama: Expanded Edition: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties, edited by Adam Parfey and B. Astrid Daley

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Originally published in 2005, Feral House has reissued “Sin-a-Rama: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties” in a new, expanded edition. Edited by Adam Parfrey and B. Astrid Daley, Sin-a-Rama delves into this lesser known literary genre.

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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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CCLaP Fridays: Pagan Kennedy’s Living: A Guidebook for Aging Hipsters, by Pagan Kennedy

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This week I review the 1997 classic “Pagan Kennedy’s Living: A Guidebook for Aging Hipsters,” where the Queen of ‘Zines offers advice and lifestyle tips.

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Critic’s Notebook: David Bowie and the Physiology of Taste

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The Argument David Bowie’s recent death has closed a page on music history. On a more personal level, Bowie has been a constant in my life for decades. Beyond mere 80s nostalgia (Labyrinth)… Continue reading

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Wilberforce, by HS Cross @ NYJB

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In “Wilberforce” HS Cross crafts passages of agonizing psychological self-torment with a master’s ear for the perfect phrase.

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CCLaP Fridays: Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial, by Kenji Yoshino

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This week I review “Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial,” by Kenji Yoshino, about the court case that eventually repealed Prop 8.

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Stormtrooper Families, by Andrew Wackerfuss @ NYJB

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“Stormtrooper Families” offers a much-needed historical reckoning against commonly held falsehoods, bringing lucid scholarship to a neglected area in the history of the Nazi regime.

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Commonplace Book: Belize describes Heaven to Roy Cohn

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A final hurray to MP Johnson Week with an excerpt from Angels in America, by Tony Kushner. The Characters BELIZE, a former drag queen and former lover of Prior’s. A registered nurse. Belize’s… Continue reading

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MP Johnson Week: Five Drag Queens You Need to Know, by MP Johnson

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Guest Blogger MP Johnson writes an essay on 5 drag queens everyone should know.

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