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Rediscovering 'Mother Camp' - Esther Newton, Skip Arnold, and Drag Anthropology in the 1960s

Rediscovering 'Mother Camp' - Esther Newton, Skip Arnold, and Drag Anthropology in the 1960s

By Michael Flanagan | Oct 14, 2020

Skip Arnold's historic drag act became one of many fascinating anthropological subjects by scholar Esther Newton, whose groundbreaking dissertation, once ignored, has found new readers.

Review: 'On the Precipice' a Fulfilling End to a Romantic Trilogy

Review: 'On the Precipice' a Fulfilling End to a Romantic Trilogy

By Christopher Verleger | Oct 13, 2020

Nathan Bartlett finds love and his calling, but not without complications, in the final volume of the triumphant "Trailblazer" series.

Review: 'It's Not About Me: A Retrospective' is a Timeless Trove of Images

Review: 'It's Not About Me: A Retrospective' is a Timeless Trove of Images

By Bill Biss | Oct 8, 2020

Truly a master of the camera, Greg Gorman's talent lies in his ability to put the people he photographed at ease, letting them do what they do best in being in front of the camera.

Poems, Pops and Pups: New Works by Felice Picano, Yvonne Zipter, Michael Montlack

Poems, Pops and Pups: New Works by Felice Picano, Yvonne Zipter, Michael Montlack

By Jim Piechota | Oct 7, 2020

New LGBTQ poetry available to distract and delight your senses and tickle your literary fancies, with works by Felice Picano, Michael Montlack and Yvonne Zipter.

Far-Right Hungarian PM Attacks LGBTQs Over Gay Fairytale Book

Far-Right Hungarian PM Attacks LGBTQs Over Gay Fairytale Book

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 6, 2020

With the release of a book featuring LGBTQ characters, far-right Hungarian prime minister Vikto Orban has warned gay people "leave our children alone."

New Photo Books' Loving Look at LGBTQ Lives

New Photo Books' Loving Look at LGBTQ Lives

By Jim Provenzano | Oct 6, 2020

Three new photo books visualize queer lives from the past and present day in uniquely different ways.

Obscure Works by Chandler, Christie Published this Week

Obscure Works by Chandler, Christie Published this Week

By Hillel Italie | Oct 5, 2020

Two of crime fiction's most famous storytellers, Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie, also knew how to get a laugh.

Long Before the 'Proud Boys,' There Were the 'Glamour Boys'

Long Before the 'Proud Boys,' There Were the 'Glamour Boys'

Oct 5, 2020

Before there were the Proud Boys, there was the Glamour Boys. Though the two have little in common.

Terminally Ill Transgender Woman Helps Launch World's Largest Book Exchange

Terminally Ill Transgender Woman Helps Launch World's Largest Book Exchange

Oct 4, 2020

An unlikely partnership between a terminally ill transgender woman and a young documentary filmmaker has led to the world's largest book exchange.

BAYlies Project to Showcase LGBT and POC Cartoonists

BAYlies Project to Showcase LGBT and POC Cartoonists

By Jim Provenzano | Oct 3, 2020

A new comics anthology hopes to showcase the work of Bay Area People of Color and LGBTQ artists in a fundraiser for its first issue. Titled "The BAYlies," the project will include both established and rising illustrators.

'Life' Story: An Interview with Branden James

'Life' Story: An Interview with Branden James

By Gregg Shapiro | Sep 30, 2020

Branden James has enjoyed success as a gay classical crossover musician in the duo Branden & James (with his husband James Clark). But his triumphs were not without trauma, something he goes into detail about in his new memoir.

Review: 'Finding Tulsa' a Funny, Touching, Whirlwind of a Novel

Review: 'Finding Tulsa' a Funny, Touching, Whirlwind of a Novel

By Christopher Verleger | Sep 29, 2020

A gay film director examines his colorful past in Jim Provenzano's lofty, thought-provoking novel.

J.K. Rowling's New Book Hits No. 1 in UK Despite Transphobic Plot, Critical Badgering

J.K. Rowling's New Book Hits No. 1 in UK Despite Transphobic Plot, Critical Badgering

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 23, 2020

"Troubled Blood," Rowling's latest under pseudonym Robert Galbraith, hits #1 in the UK despite a transphobic storyline and a critical badgering.

Friday Night Frights: 'The Bright Lands' by John Fram

Friday Night Frights: 'The Bright Lands' by John Fram

By Jim Piechota | Sep 22, 2020

Set in his home state, Texas-born writer John Fram's distinctive debut novel examines the dark occurrences circling around the small hamlet of Bentley.

Chasten Buttigieg Explains It All To You in New Memoir

Chasten Buttigieg Explains It All To You in New Memoir

By Steve Duffy | Sep 21, 2020

Chasten Buttigieg may at some future date be our nation's "First Husband" if his husband is elected President. In his new memoir, he writes how things haven't been so easy for him. EDGE spoke to Buttigieg about the book and life with Pete.

Review: 'The Player - Player Piano Mysteries Book 1' Is a Fun Start to a Spirited New Mystery Series

Review: 'The Player - Player Piano Mysteries Book 1' Is a Fun Start to a Spirited New Mystery Series

By Christopher Verleger | Sep 21, 2020

Sparks fly when a music teacher and the ghost of a roaring '20s playboy join forces to solve a murder mystery in Joe Cosentino's celestial new series.

Fall Forward: a Reading List for Early Autumn

Fall Forward: a Reading List for Early Autumn

By Gregg Shapiro | Sep 19, 2020

Pick from an autumnal harvest of praiseworthy books in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

First Volume of Barack Obama's Memoir Coming Nov. 17

First Volume of Barack Obama's Memoir Coming Nov. 17

By Hillel Italie | Sep 17, 2020

The first volume of former President Barack Obama's memoir is coming out Nov. 17, two weeks after Election Day. It's called "A Promised Land" and will cover his swift and historic rise to the White House and his first term in office.

George Takei, Ocean Vuong Win American Book Awards

George Takei, Ocean Vuong Win American Book Awards

Sep 15, 2020

Fiction by Ocean Vuong and Yoko Ogawa, a prison memoir by Alfred Woodfox and a graphic memoir based on actor George Takei's childhood in a U.S. internment camp for Japanese Americans are the among the winners of the 41st annual American Book Awards.

JK Rowling's Latest Book Slammed by Critics, Social Media

JK Rowling's Latest Book Slammed by Critics, Social Media

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 14, 2020

Author J.K. Rowling isn't making things easier for herself with her new book's premise of a cross-dressing cisgender male serial killer murdering women.

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