Browsing: July-August 2014

July-August 2014

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NOWADAYS, when so many poets write about popular culture, it seems inconceivable that there was a time when they did not. But there was such a time. Up until…More

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HE WAS the “Johnny Cash of New York rock,” said Mick Jagger. He was “pop’s truly great poker face,” said Bono. He was Lou Reed, co-founder of the avant-garde…More

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SO, Fred Phelps is dead. But how to acknowledge the death of someone who was so notorious for the way in which he celebrated the deaths of gay people,…More

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Planet of the Gay Apes  The paranoid style of American politics is such that it’s a safe bet that eventually every conspiracy theory that can be conceived will be conceived—and…More

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The Homoerotics of Orientalism by Joseph Allen Boone Columbia University Press 520 pages, $50. ONCE EVERY DECADE or so, a book appears that revolutionizes the field of GLBT…More

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CLAUDE FREDERICKS made the final entry in his lifelong journal on December 26, 2012, two weeks before his death. He died at his beloved homestead in Pawlet, Vermont, with…More

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A PAIR of itinerant fishermen on a makeshift raft snag what looks like a drowned man floating face-down in the Bay of Havana. As they unhook the rotting corpse,…More

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“NO GOING BACK!” The message was clear after the Supreme Court of India’s decision to recriminalize homosexuality by reversing the judgment of the Delhi High Court that decriminalized adult…More