After all those years of experience and personal filmmaking, the thirty-year-old Caouette put his tragic story out there with Tarnation, and the rest is his story. Now a father living in New York City with his boyfriend, Caouette sat down with me during this year’s Sundance Film Festival.More
Browsing: July-August 2011
FOLLOWING two memoirs and a first-rate debut novel, Selfish and Perverse (2007), comedian Bob Smith’s second novel, Remembrance of Things I Forgot, will surely thrill the author’s many fans. Here it may well prove resistant to a brief summary; and few works of fiction require a greater suspension of disbelief.More
Soon after The Normal Heart opened at the Golden Theater in late April, and just before he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Supporting Actor, I discussed the challenges of his role, and of being an out actor in homophobic Hollywood.More
Nunez has written a compellingly readable and even-handed, but all too brief, memoir of her time in the aura of the incandescent—and high-maintenance—Ms. Sontag.More
It Gets Better belongs on the shelves of every middle school library in this country; Homophobic Bullying should be in the principal’s office.More
Reviews of the books: Beat Atlas: A State by State Guide
to the Beat Generation in America, The Fish Child, and I Was Born This Way: How About You?and Animal Prufrock’s album: “congratulations; thank you + i’m sorry”.