Browsing: Rights Around the World

May – June, 2013

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NOW in his eighties, Charles Rowan Beye holds the title Distinguished Professor of Classics Emeritus at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Beye is better known to the world as a translator of the ancient Greek classics and as a scholar …

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I’d been looking for Gay Havana and this was as much as I’d found, these three twenty-something boys out for a bit of afternoon fun in La Habana Vieja (Old Havana).

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Twists and triumphs “by the wayside” of GLBT life.

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The Trapeze Artist by Will Davis
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A MAN who is never named – as if he’s invisible or not worthy of a name – is the protagonist of this somber, almost depressing novel by Will Davis, author of the award-winning novel, My Side of the Story (2007). …

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Men in Eden: William Drummond Stewart and Same-Sex Desire in the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade by William Benemann
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WILLIAM DRUMMOND STEWART was part of the landed aristocracy in 19th-century Scotland, albeit a second son, who ultimately became baronet of Murthly Castle late in life upon the death of his childless older brother. With limited cash and not a lot to do prior to inheriting the title, he set out for ‘pleasure trips’ to the Rocky Mountains, spending several years there as he had adventures and explored the beauty not only of the frontier landscape but also of the young, virile men who flocked to the Rockies to explore and escape as well. …

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LAST YEAR will be remembered in contemporary Russian history as the year in which politics returned to the country. For the first time since Vladimir Putin came to power in 1999, Russia saw large civil protests and political debates both in the parliament and in the media. …

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The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
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IT IS POSSIBLE that you’ve already heard of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, which was a featured selection of Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club, still a potent force in publishing and enough to guarantee that Ayana Mathis’ debut novel would be an instant best-seller. The book is of a piece with many of Winfrey’s selections …

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… POET AND PLAYWRIGHT Federico García Lorca was one of the hundreds of thousands of people executed by Franco’s forces during the Spanish Civil War. Today he has grabbed such a powerful hold on Spain’s cultural imagination that a photograph of his face is used as the logo for the city of Granada’s tourism industry.. …

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Cedric Morris. The Dancing Sailor, 1925
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THIS IS a remarkable exhibition to be found touring three lesser-known provincial art venues in southern England. One of the venues, Falmouth, fully makes sense, in that many of the paintings by Cedric Morris and Christopher (‘Kit’) Wood gathered here relate to periods spent in St. Ives and across Cornwall, and they feature the usual subjects: fishermen, village life, rural scenes, and tin miners. But other paintings describe a very different pair of trajectories …

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