Browsing: Outings and Innings

March – April, 2004

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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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THIS FALL, while the Right was still staggering from the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas, Massachusetts dealt conservatives another body blow when its highest court legalized…More

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The Concrete Sky: A Novel by Marshall Moore Southern Tier/Harrington Park Press.  274 pages, $17.95 THE TITLE of Marshall Moore’s debut novel, The Concrete Sky, brings to mind…More

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The possibility that Abraham Lincoln had sexual relations with other men has been broached in the past, and new research is tending to corroborate the thesis that he did. As one might expect, many Lincoln scholars are bitterly opposed to this view, so it is perhaps not surprising that there’s been a recent flurry of interest in Lincoln’s relations with women. Beneath this renewed preoccupation with Abe’s heterosexual dalliances, then, there lurks a subtext that has everything to do with his homosexual ones. – The Editor

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The First Time I Met Frank O’Hara: Reading Gay American Writers by Rick Whitaker Four Walls Eight Windows. 231 pages, $20. Rick Whitaker introduces the essays in his…More

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The following is offered as part of an effort to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass on July 4, 2005. Additional material can be found on a website maintained by the author (www.LeavesofGrass.org) for this purpose.

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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

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IT HAS BEEN a strange life after death, that of Edward of Caernarfon, born in Wales on April 25, 1284, St. Mark’s Day in the Catholic faith. This is…More