Browsing: September-October 2011

September-October 2011

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Napoleonic Friendship: Military Fraternity, Intimacy, and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century France by Brian Joseph Martin
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THE FIRST THING I liked about this book was its interpretative honesty. It is a work of solid historiography and level-headed literary analysis.

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I WRITE in two capacities: first, as someone who counted Michael Hattersley among my very closest of friends, and second, as the editor of this magazine, to which Michael was a frequent contributor over a fifteen-year period. …

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Henry James and the Queerness of Style by Kevin Ohi
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NEAR THE END of this brilliant study, Kevin Ohi draws a comparison that is surprisingly down-to-earth in a book that expresses complex ideas in the highly technical language of contemporary literary criticism and queer studies.

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BY A SAD COINCIDENCE, two prominent pioneers of gay theatre who shared the same surname died within weeks of each other. Lanford Wilson died on March 24 at age 73 at his home in Sag Harbor, Long Island …

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GAY MEN have larger penises on average than do straight men … This is just one of numerous findings brought to light by co-authors Ogi Ogas, a computational neuroscientist, and Sai Gaddam …

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Takes on news of the day.

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Radical Love: An Introduction to Queer Theology by Patrick S. Cheng
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Reviews of Great Speeches on Gay Rights, Over the Rainbow: Queer Children’s and Young Adult Literature, and Shades of Love.

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FIFTY YEARS AGO, the Freedom Riders made history. It was an ugly time, much more divided and dangerous even than our own. … One rider was an Episcopal priest in his late thirties: a sexually confused, former Hollywood executive named Malcolm Boyd …

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The Venetian Boy by Michael Willhoite
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“THOUGH THERE ARE some disagreeable things in Venice,” Henry James once wrote, “there is nothing so disagreeable as the visitors.” In the rank and twisted world of The Venetian Boy, however, author Michael Willhoite populates this coming-of-age novel set in the 1970’s entirely with unsavory characters, both visitors to the City of Canals and residents alike.

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Kaufman, who lives on Manhattan’s upper West side with Jeffrey LaHoste, his artistic collaborator and life partner of over twenty years, took time out from tweaking preview performances of One Arm to speak with me.

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