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January-February 2003

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It is a commonplace that the invention of photography transformed painting, but it’s also true that its invention transformed society and people’s understanding of it. While photography’s literalism rendered…More

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Ihimaera emerged as a writer in the 1970’s, a time of Maori renaissance in the arts. In 1972 he published his first book, Pounamu, Pounamu, a collection of short stories.

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Duane Michals may not be a gay household name like Mapplethorpe, Ritts, or Weber, but it should be, because his work goes beyond a focus principally on glorifying the perfect male physique.

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After a series of unfortunate construction delays, the long-awaited Museum of Sex opened its doors on October 5, 2002. The critics will have their say; the public will vote with their feet and their dollars.

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Harold Norse is one of those writers whose life is itself a work of art. While a student in New York in the late 1930’s, Norse was an intimate of Chester Kallman and W. H. Auden. He also befriended the yet-undiscovered James Baldwin and Tennessee Williams.

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ANDY WARHOL and Keith Haring met in person in 1983, near the end of the senior artist’s career but still in the flowering of Haring’s all-too-brief life (he died in 1990). What seems to have excited Warhol most about the younger artist was his plan to open a retail outlet for the sale of his work.

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Adapted from essays that appear in the forthcoming volume, The Hot Girls of Weimar Berlin, published by Feral House of Los Angeles, CA.

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HARRY HAY pulled his Greek fisherman’s cap over his broad forehead. He’d just read an article on gay history containing so many assumptions he disagreed with that he barely knew where to begin arguing. He fiddled with his long strand of cultured pearls and let out a deep sigh. “There’s an old saying,” he muttered. “Them that don’t know tell, and them that know don’t.” 

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