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January – February, 2005

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EDMUND WHITE’S latest book, Arts and Letters, brings together 39 essays spanning nearly twenty years in the career of one of America’s most accomplished men of letters. In addition…More

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We remember here some of the notable GLBT people—and one non-gay person—who contributed importantly to literature, the arts, and the sciences during their lives, and who died during the…More

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The Queer Movie Poster Book by Jenni Olson Chronicle Books. 132 pages, $19.95. WRITER and filmmaker Jenni Olson’s Queer Movie Poster Book is a colorful and often witty…More

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[Lou] Harrison came out as gay during the McCarthy era and immediately began attending the early meetings of SIR, the Society for Individual Rights, in San Francisco. He took poetry workshops from the poet Robert Duncan and, at SIR meetings, taught Ned Rorem how to do the Charleston. Duncan’s 1944 essay “The Homosexual in Society” touched on feelings of self-deprecation and alienation.

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In postwar Baltimore, where he was born in 1946 and went to Catholic school, John Waters was an unusual child. The Wizard of Oz may have been his favorite movie,…More

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Queer Beats: How the Beats Turned America On to Sex Edited by Regina Marler Cleis Press 209 pages, $16.95 (paper) THE GROUP of postwar American writers known as the…More

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THE ISSUE OF THE CLOSET comes and goes in gay life. After lying dormant for at least a decade, it had a brief revival this summer when two Washington…More

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Arts and Letters by Edmund White Cleis Press. 360 pages, $24.95 ARTS AND LETTERS is a collection of previously published articles, essays, and book reviews, some of which…More

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