Browsing: January-February 2016

January-February 2016

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The most startling revelation in On the Moveis that Oliver Sacks was gay. … Nothing about this burly, bearded man, who appeared shy and reserved, hinted at his sexuality.

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AS IS OUR CUSTOM, we remember noteworthy individuals from the GLBT community who have died over the past year. All dates are in 2015 unless otherwise indicated. Activists…More

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DAN SAVAGE has been a fixture of LGBT culture and politics for over two decades—as journalist, author, media pundit, and founder of the sex advice column “Savage Love,” which is…More

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John Money (1921-2006) is the subject of the two books under review here: Terry Goldie’s The Man Who Invented Gender: Engaging the Ideas of John Money and Fuckology: Critical Essays on John Money’s Diagnostic Concepts.

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THE FOLLOWING WORDS were published anonymously ten years ago in a pamphlet titled “The Gay Gene Will Not Protect You,” by a group of queer activists in New York…More

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DAVID PLANTE is an Anglo-American writer who is perhaps best known for a trilogy of autobiographical novels—The Family, The Wood, and The Country—that were joined together in a 1983…More

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Cassandra Langer’s biography of Romaine Brooks ultimately builds on, rather than displaces, the 1974 biography of Brooks by Meryle Secrest, Between Me and Life, to which it rather frequently makes reference. 

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Out Came Iceman A retronym is a word like “landline” that renames a familiar item when something new comes along. With the advent of the cellphone, we learned we’d…More

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Time on the Runway To the Editor: I read with interest David Masello’s article on showroom models in your November-December issue. I was a successful model back in the…More