Browsing: Our New York

July-August 2015

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Reviews of Michelle Tea’s memoir How to Grow Up, Voices from the Rainbow, and The Cambridge History of Gay and Lesbian Literature.

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Another new series, Netflix’ Grace and Frankie, charts the same fallout from the perspective of a gay man’s wife—make that two wives—whose husbands have left them for each other.

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Reviews of the film Compared to What? The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank, Madonna’s album Rebel Heart, the play The Submission.

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JOHN MARSH proposes something here that may cause many readers to shake a skeptical head, but hear him out. In Walt We Trust addresses our generally fixed beliefs about death, money, sex, and democracy, and proposes that the writings of Walt Whitman can serve as a guide on the path toward human connection and personal fulfillment.

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JAMIE BRICKHOUSE freely and blithely admits in his new memoir that he “had no business being a child.” Then again, he never was a child, really, as becomes evident…More

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JUST AFTER World War I, in London, Frances Wray and her mother are living alone in a large and declining family home, located in an upper-middle-class neighborhood called Champion…More

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While Long highlights Kameny’s accomplishments and his central role in the 1960s and early ’70s gay rights movement, Gay Is Good is not a hagiography-in-letters: Kameny’s importance is undeniable, and Long’s smart commentaries do not need to present Kameny as a saint.

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Reviews of Space Traveler by Benjamin S. Grossberg, Unions by Alfred Corn, and Nothing to Declare by Henri Cole.

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GREAT HERA, Wonder Woman lives! Noah Berlatsky, comic commentator and editor-blogger for the Hooded Utilitarian, takes the reader on an eye-opening exploration of the subtexts of the Wonder Woman comics from the series’ inception in 1941 to 1948. He focuses on the ideas of William Marston, Wonder Woman’s creator, and of Harry Peter, the series illustrator.

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The Disappearance Boy by Neil Bartlett Bloomsbury. 282 pages, $26. “ALL I’D SAY by way of a warning is that you need to remember that a magician is not…More

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