THE AUTHOR of four groundbreaking novels, Mark Merlis died at age 67 on August 15, 2017, in Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Hospital. The cause of death was pneumonia, related to ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, which he had been diagnosed with just a year ago.More
Browsing: November-December 2017
Still Together The Greeks never disappoint. The latest find is a 2,500-year-old bit of graffiti on the remote Aegean island of Astypalaia with an inscription carved in stone that reads…More
JOY LADIN is the author of eight books of poetry, including her latest collection, Fireworks in the Graveyard (Headmistress Press, 2017). She is a chaired professor of English at Yeshiva University. …More
The response to Don Leon’s request for a new way of thinking about sexual variety was social shock. Early printings of this work were destroyed in one way or another, and the text became a rare and nearly mythical presence in gay history.More
Amin Ghaziani’s Sex Cultures demonstrates how to bring LGBT Studies to a broad undergraduate audience.More
CLOSET SONNETS is structured in one of those postmodern ways that remains intriguing. The text is supposedly the life work of G. S. Crown, a thoughtful if somewhat conventional scholar, professor, husband, and father.More
Reviews of the following books: Our Time: San Francisco in the ‘70s; Pride and Joy: LGBTQ Artists, Icons and Everyday Heroes; How to Survive a Summer: A Novel; Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer; So Famous and So Gay: The Fabulous; and Kingdom Come: A Fantasia.More
Forever Stardust is written from the perspective of an obvious fan who is never fawning or shallow.More
What accounts for the range of differences in acceptance of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer persons throughout the world?
In Cross-National Public Opinion about Homosexuality, sociologist Amy Adamczyk has woven an impressive tapestry of nuanced answers to this urgent and complex question.