Browsing: March-April 2012

March-April 2012

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WHAT FOLLOWS is a conversation between Charles Silverstein and Perry Brass that took place at a Barnes & Noble in New York City in early January of this year as part of an event to launch Silverstein’s memoir For the Ferryman. …

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Mount Mariah
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THE NEW self-titled album from North Carolina’s Mount Moriah announces in its instrumental introduction on the first track, ‘Only Way Out,’ that its roots are planted firmly in the red clay of the American South. …

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“San Francisco, January 15, 1911 – Rear Admiral Chauncey M. Thomas, Commander of the Second Squadron of the Pacific Fleet, today relieved Rear Admiral Edward B. Barry as Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Fleet, in pursuance of orders received from the Navy Department in Washington.” Thus began the article in The San Francisco Chronicle that led to the destruction of the hitherto stellar military career of Rear Admiral Edward Buttervant Barry.

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IN HONOR of Human Rights Day, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a stunning speech in December 2011 in Geneva, committing the United States to the protection and encouragement of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people. …

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AS a former gay liberationist, I approached this book with some trepidation. There is a widespread lack of awareness of the realities of gay liberation as a social and political movement of the early 1970’s. …

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Allan Berube
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… This volume is a collection of Bérubé’s essays, lovingly assembled by Estelle B. Freedman and John D’Emilio, historians themselves, and friends and colleagues of Bérubé’s. …

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Barbara Grier
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DESCRIBING herself as not particularly easy to get along with, remembered by one well-known writer as “irascible and cantankerous,” Barbara Grier (1933-2011) was also remembered as visionary and courageous, generous, kind, and nurturing to writers. …

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What’s striking about Bossypants, her bestselling memoir, is that Fey devotes an entire chapter to all the gay and lesbian kids who, growing up with her in the Philly suburbs, helped to create her uniquely comic, even camp, sensibility.

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