Browsing: Milestones

January-February 2018

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IT’S QUITE POSSIBLE that only a few readers of this magazine will know who Charles Henri Ford was. Yet here we have a lengthy and heavily annotated book from Bloomsbury Press about his work—or, rather, about certain aspects of his work.

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Author Questions Basis for Review To the Editor: I was disappointed in your review [Nov.-Dec. ’17] of my novel Our Time: San Francisco in the 70s. Your reviewer found my resume…More

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ONE OF THE PIVOTAL FIGURES in the Gay Liberation Movement, Charley Shively died on Friday, October 6th, at the Cambridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He…More

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Three Photos in No Need of a Punchline They pretty much speak for themselves. They come from around the world, and all three involve matters of questionable taste as…More

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The Songs We Know Best: John Ashbery’s Early Life by Karin Roffman Farrar, Straus and Giroux 336 pages, $30. WHEN JOHN ASHBERY died at ninety in September, some lamented…More

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IT HAS BEEN three decades since Andy Warhol died at New York Hospital (on February 22, 1987) of complications from gall bladder surgery. In 2017, over a dozen books about Warhol or his art, ranging from the frivolous to the academic, were published. After Andy and 3D Warhol can be found at either end of that spectrum.

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The Shelley-Byron Men: Lost Angels of a Ruined Paradise by John Lauritsen Pagan Press. 192 pages, $16. ONE STRIKING ASPECT of this book is the author’s animus toward the…More

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WHEN MICHAEL AUSIELLO spotted Christopher “Kit” Cowan at a New York event for gay athletes, it was a match made in Manhattan, but there is no happy ending to this boy-meets-boy love story. To say so is not to ruin anything for the reader. The author reveals the unhappy ending to this memoir in its very title, Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies.

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Fighting Proud: The Untold Story of the Gay Men Who Served in Two World Wars by Stephen Bourne B. Tauris. 236 pages, $27.50 OVER A QUARTER CENTURY ago, Allan…More

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