Browsing: Private P/Arts

March-April 2015

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Review of the book Against Equality:  Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion, and the film: The Skeleton Twins.

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THE INTERSECTION of sex and the Catholic priesthood has long been fraught, and recent scandals involving priests and choirboys have revealed to the modern public that there’s considerable overlap between…More

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YOU’VE ALL SEEN THEM—that pommel in the dress of Henry VIII and others—prominent, like something to rest your hand on, dependable, serviceable: the codpiece. Where did it come from and…More

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CHRISTINA SCHLESINGER is a wickedly interesting, unapologetic, and high-spirited visual artist whose erotic works were featured in a “pop-up” exhibition at the Leslie Lohman Museum in New York’s Soho district…More

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TRADITIONAL INDIAN CULTURE is replete with legends and mythologies where heroes and heroines have chosen various genders without guilt, and their choices have been accepted and respected by the community.…More

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“BASED ON A TRUE STORY” are probably the most ominous words in film, but that’s what flashes across the screen at the opening of The Imitation Game, the new biopic about the British mathematician Alan Turing.

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The Prince of los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhoodby Richard BlancoHarperCollins.  272 pages, $25.99 RICHARD BLANCO was catapulted into fame on January 21st, 2013, when he recited his poem “One…More

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Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equalityby David Boies and Theodore B. OlsonViking. 310 pages, $28.95 IN NOVEMBER 2008, California voters passed Proposition 8, which would amend the…More

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There Goes the Gayborhood? by Amin Ghaziani Princeton University Press 360 pages, $35. FIRST COMES LOVE, then comes gay marriage, then comes… a straight couple with a baby carriage.…More

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Not My Father’s Son: A Memoirby Alan CummingHarperCollins.  394 pages, $26.99 WHEN WE FIRST meet Blanche Dubois, she’s enveloped by a fog that we soon come to realize represents…More

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