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Review: 'Never Turn Your Back on the Tide: (Or, How I Married a Lying, Psychopathic Wannabe Murderer and Kinda Lived to Tell)' is Gripping, Triumphant

Review: 'Never Turn Your Back on the Tide: (Or, How I Married a Lying, Psychopathic Wannabe Murderer and Kinda Lived to Tell)' is Gripping, Triumphant

By Christopher Verleger | Sep 11, 2020

Kergan Edwards-Stout revisits his days as a committed activist, aspiring entertainer, devout caregiver, and forsaken husband in his engrossing fictional memoir.

Woodward Defends Decision to Withhold Trump's Virus Comments

Woodward Defends Decision to Withhold Trump's Virus Comments

By Hillel Italie | Sep 10, 2020

Bob Woodward, facing widespread criticism for only now revealing President Trump's early concerns about the severity of the coronavirus, told The AP he needed time to be sure that Trump's private comments from February were accurate.

Book: Trump Said of Virus, 'I Wanted to Always Play it Down'

Book: Trump Said of Virus, 'I Wanted to Always Play it Down'

By Kevin Freking and Zeke Miller | Sep 9, 2020

President Donald Trump seemed to understand the severity of the coronavirus threat even as he was telling the nation that the virus was no worse than the seasonal flu, according to a new book by journalist Bob Woodward.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Calls WH Colleague a 'Foulmouthed Jew' in New Book

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Calls WH Colleague a 'Foulmouthed Jew' in New Book

Sep 7, 2020

In her book out this week, former Presidential White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called one of her colleagues "a liberal, aggressive, foulmouthed Jew from New York City."

Cohen Memoir Casts Him as 'Star Witness' Against Trump

Cohen Memoir Casts Him as 'Star Witness' Against Trump

By Jim Mustian and Michael R. Sisak | Sep 6, 2020

Michael Cohen's tell-all memoir makes the case that President Donald Trump is "guilty of the same crimes" that landed his former fixer in federal prison.

'Love, Simon' Author Becky Albertalli Comes Out as Bisexual

'Love, Simon' Author Becky Albertalli Comes Out as Bisexual

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 3, 2020

After receiving criticism from authors, fans, and trolls for being an allegedly straight woman cashing in on the LGBTQ community, "Love, Simon" author Becky Albertalli has come out as bisexual.

Watch: Brit Pop Star Will Young Confronts Gay Shame

Watch: Brit Pop Star Will Young Confronts Gay Shame

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 2, 2020

Will Young, British pop singer and 2002 winner of BBC's reality show "Pop Idol" (from 2001-2003), recently discussed his experiences with gay shaming.

Orange You Glad I Asked? - An Interview with St. Sukie de la Croix

Orange You Glad I Asked? - An Interview with St. Sukie de la Croix

By Gregg Shapiro | Sep 1, 2020

Gay historian and writer St. Sukie de la Croix's new novel, "The Orange Spong and Storytelling at the Vamp-Art Café," returns his readers to the Bohemian neighborhood of Chicago's Towertown during the roaring `20s.

Channing Tatum Sparkles in Pic to Release His Children's Book

Channing Tatum Sparkles in Pic to Release His Children's Book

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 1, 2020

Actor and director Channing Tatum can now add author to his resumé, as his first children's book, "The One and Only Sparkella," will be released on May 4, 2021, dedicated to his 6-year-old daughter Everly.

Randall Kenan Dies: Author Depicted Black, Gay Life in Prose

Randall Kenan Dies: Author Depicted Black, Gay Life in Prose

Aug 30, 2020

Randall Kenan, an author whose stories explored the experience of being Black and gay in the American South, has died. He was 57.

Movie Stars in Bondage: 'Hollywood Bound's All Tied Up

Movie Stars in Bondage: 'Hollywood Bound's All Tied Up

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Aug 26, 2020

'Hollywood Bound,' a coffee table book published by Reel Art Press, isn't about starstruck kids heading to Tinseltown in search of stardom. Rather, it's a picture book featuring black and white photos of movie stars either tied up or in chains.

New Children's Book Features Non-Binary Lead Character

New Children's Book Features Non-Binary Lead Character

Aug 20, 2020

A new children's book features a non-binary child as its main character.

Morris Kight's Life & Times: 'Humanist, Liberationist, Fantabulist' Gives Gay Rights Activist His Due

Morris Kight's Life & Times: 'Humanist, Liberationist, Fantabulist' Gives Gay Rights Activist His Due

By Jason Victor Serinus | Aug 19, 2020

Biographer Mary Ann Cherry shines the spotlight on Morris Kight (1919-2003), the L.A.-based gay rights leader who did everything possible to ensure that the spotlight shone as much on the movement as on himself.

Picture Book on Kamala Harris Coming Aug. 25

Picture Book on Kamala Harris Coming Aug. 25

Aug 19, 2020

That didn't take long: Just weeks after making history as the running mate for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris will be the subject of a new picture book.

Family Affair: 'Determined To Be Dad' is a Dynamic Debut

Family Affair: 'Determined To Be Dad' is a Dynamic Debut

By Jim Piechota | Aug 19, 2020

In this dynamic debut memoir, Steve Disselhorst passionately recounts his journey to co-parenthood and all the joys and pains involved in the process.

Begin Again:  James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own

Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own

By Tim Pfaff | Aug 13, 2020

Eddie S. Glaude Jr.'s new book about James Baldwin -and what it meant to be an African-American and gay writer- joins a shelf of books whose timings is perfect.

Bette Midler Writes Kids' Book About Central Park Duck

Bette Midler Writes Kids' Book About Central Park Duck

Aug 13, 2020

Bette Midler is using words and pictures to tell a New York story.

Stephenie Meyer Says More 'Twilight' Books are Planned

Stephenie Meyer Says More 'Twilight' Books are Planned

Aug 13, 2020

There is still plenty of life in Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight Saga."

Review: 'The Ogre Life' A Noir Steeped in Sex and Fetish, Angst and Sweat

Review: 'The Ogre Life' A Noir Steeped in Sex and Fetish, Angst and Sweat

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 6, 2020

Sexual obsession, fetishism, and existential dread combine with a murder mystery of a different sort in "The Ogre Life," a neon-tinged noir set in the murky world of amateur body building.

Sam Harris: Singer Discusses the 'Substance' of His New Novel

Sam Harris: Singer Discusses the 'Substance' of His New Novel

By Jim Gladstone | Aug 6, 2020

Sam Harris certainly won't be singing in the Bay Area for the foreseeable future. But he's doubled-down as an author. His second book, 'The Substance of All Things,' was published July 1. It's a novel. And it's a knockout.

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