Browsing: Backlash!

July-August 2014

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ON DECEMBER 20, 2013, the Ugandan Parliament passed the long-debated Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Although it originally proposed the death penalty for a variety of homosexual acts, including the dissemination of…More

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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…More

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THERE WERE three of them. The one on the left was a macho boy, all muscles and cool hair. On the right, linking arms with him, was a petite, girly…More

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Zanele Muholi Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Mass. February 1 to April 27, 2014. “I  WANT to be counted in South African history. I have to write…More

Eating Fire: My Life as a Lesbian Avenger
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Eating Fire: My Life as a Lesbian Avenger by Kelly Cogswell University of Minnesota Press. 256 pages, $54. THIS ROLLICKING STORY of the Lesbian Avengers, a “direct action…More

Lost and Found in Johannesburg
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GROWING UP in South Africa, journalist Mark Gevisser (b. 1964) was obsessed with maps: in particular, an archaic book of streets and neighborhoods that helped him play a pretend game with himself. It was only many years later that Gevisser realized that segments of his home town of Johannesburg—specifically the neighborhoods in which the city’s poverty-stricken black population lived—were missing from the book.

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Lasting City by James McCourt
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Lasting City: The Anatomy of Nostalgia by James McCourt Liveright / W. W. Norton.  321 pages, $26.95 Lasting City takes its impetus from one of the author’s strongest…More

How to Succeed in Business without Really Crying
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How to Succeed in Business without Really Crying: Lessons from a Life in Comedy by Carol Leifer Quirk Books.  224 pages, $19.95 EVEN IF her name doesn’t ring…More

Roadshow! The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s
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Roadshow! The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s by Matthew Kennedy Oxford University Press.  307 pages, $35 “ROADSHOW” was a film industry term for a big-budget movie…More

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