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'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.

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.

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