Browsing: March-April 2004

March-April 2004

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FROM ABOUT 1935 until his death in 1989, the Greek artist Yannis Tsarouchis painted and openly exhibited more studies of men in uniform and more male nudes than any…More

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THERE IS a certain specific risk involved in writing this essay. The current mood in journalism and popular culture welcomes the lighthearted, the upbeat, the optimistic—especially where gay politics…More

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The Friend by Alan Bray University of Chicago Press 380 pages, $40. THE FRIEND begins with the author’s dramatic discovery two decades ago at Christ’s College, Cambridge,…More

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The Gilded Age Construction of Modern American Homophobia by Jay Hatheway Palgrave  Macmillan 232 pages, $45. Jay Hatheway’s The Gilded Age Construction of Modern American Homophobia traces the…More

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Language and Sexuality by Deborah Cameron and Don Kulick Cambridge University Press 176 pages, $21. (paper) “WHAT IS SEX?” Language and Sexuality opens with a question that was…More

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Art—A Sex Book John Waters and Bruce Hainley Thames & Hudson 208 pages, $29.95 (paper) The comedies of John Waters are practical exercises in æsthetic philosophy. This theme…More

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The Concrete Sky is a bona fide page-turner, one of those stories that could go in just about any direction and ultimately does. Despite the sometimes implausible plot turns, Moore makes you care about his boys on the run and offers satisfaction that two mismatched people can find each other despite the chaos in their lives.

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Rick Whitaker introduces the essays in his new book, The First Time I Met Frank O’Hara: Reading Gay American Writers, by suggesting that a writer’s sexuality may influence not only what he writes, but also how he writes. While this is nothing new in the realm of literary inquiries, it’s a worthy question and will snag the attention of many readers.

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Reviews of The Strange Case Of Edward Gorey, The Sharon Kowalski Case: Lesbian and Gay Rights on Trial, Contemporary Dynamic Approaches, and Natural Trouble.

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War Against the Animals by Paul Russell St. Martin’s Press. 358 pages, $24.95 THE PREMISE of Paul Russell’s fifth novel, War Against the Animals, quickly unspools to reveal…More