Browsing: Outings and Innings

March – April, 2004

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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

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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: 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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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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