Browsing: The Straight Issue

November – December, 2004

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KNOWING THAT WE LIVE in a time of hope as well as of threat, I am skeptical of claims that poetry is alive and well in America and that…More

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The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts Edited by Claude J. Summers Cleis Press. 373 pages, $29.95 (paper) THE 200 ENTRIES in The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual…More

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“HOW CAN YOU DO THAT?” straight people invariably ask when they learn that I write and publish gay male erotica. I always listen for the inflection, as the question…More

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Clay’s Way by Blair Mastbaum Alyson Books. 242 pages, $12.95 BLAIR MASTBAUM’S impressive comic debut novel, set in Hawaii, presents the serious love choices of its fifteen-turning-sixteen-year-old narrator…More

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AMONG THE MANY THINGS of which gay men have been accused is one, at least, that is true: that we often move into and invade somewhat impoverished neighborhoods of…More

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Hear Us Out: Conversations with Gay Novelists by Richard Canning Columbia University Press. 358 pages, $62.50 ($24.95, paper) IN THIS, his second book in a proposed three-volume series,…More

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DESPITE the wedding band on her finger and all the other conventional markers of femininity—the makeup, the dress, the pretty, delicate features that would make most people read her…More

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Desire, Lust, Passion, Sex by Jameson Currier Green Candy Press.  288 pages, $14.95 THE TITLE of Jameson Currier’s book of short stories, Desire, Lust, Passion, Sex, making use…More

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The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst Bloomsbury. 448 pages, $24.95 ALAN HOLLINGHURST’S new novel, The Line of Beauty, begins in 1983, just when The Swimming Pool Library…More

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Last season on the hit television series Law and Order, a young, “straight-acting” African-American male from a black neighborhood stood trial for the murder of a gay white man…More