Browsing: The Straight Issue

November – December, 2004

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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

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Lesbian Rule: Cultural Criticism and the Value of Desire by Amy Villarejo Duke University Press 207 pages, $74.95 ($21.95 paper) THE LESBIAN in literature is found in the…More

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Takes on news of the day

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Salvador da Bahia is perhaps best known to tourists as the most “African” city in Brazil. The administrative center of Bahia State, the third-largest city in Brazil and the…More

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Alice Walker:  A Life by Evelyn C. White Norton. 496 pages. 29.95 THE LIFE of Alice Walker, born in the segregated South to sharecropper parents, is a lens…More

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COLE PORTER has been considered by many to be the best writer of popular songs in show business history, but his impressive œuvre has been significantly incomplete until now, as the following stories of a number of lost songs demonstrate.

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THE MOST INSIDIOUS FORM of anti-gay representation is not in religious broadcasting—which speaks only to the converted—but in seemingly gay-positive films and videos. It’s not just that Will of…More