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Slow Reveal – family of artists navigates the changing art world in 1990s New York City

posted Saturday, May 21, 2022

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Set in 1990s New York, Slow Reveal paints an extraordinary portrait of artists who defy the arbiters of culture and challenge social norms. Art, addiction, and family dynamics capsize the Kanes when they discover the parallel life of Katharine, film editor, mother, lover, and wife. “A poem is never finished, only abandoned,” wrote Paul Valéry, an outcome […]

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Felice Picano’s new-found “Songs and Poems”

posted Thursday, May 19, 2022

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In a career spanning nearly half a century, embracing memoirs, literary fiction, sci-fi and thrillers alike, it’s odd that Felice Picano’s oeuvre has boasted only one full poetry collection—until now. It may be even odder that but for an act of serendipity this belated second volume might never have happened. His first collection, The Deformity […]

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Poguemahone – dark telling of one Irish family’s troubled life story

posted Saturday, May 14, 2022

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Una Fogarty, suffering from dementia in a seaside nursing home, would be all alone without her brother Dan, whose epic free-verse monologue tells their family story. Exile from Ireland and immigrant life in England. Their mother’s trials as a call girl. Young Una’s search for love in a seemingly haunted hippie squat, and the two-timing […]

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Long Live King Kobe: Following the Murder of Tyler Nichols – bringing light to random killings

posted Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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No one ever wants to receive word that their sibling, child, grandchild, or friend has been killed by a random act of violence, yet in recent years it has become more common place that we would like to hear. Long Live King Kobe: Following the Murder of Tyler Nichols  tells the story of a heart-wrenching […]

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David Bateman’s Dr. Sad – a heady delight to read

posted Friday, May 6, 2022

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You know immediately when you are in the hands of a master wordsmith. David Bateman, novelist and poet, is just that. His elegant sentences and witty wordplay are as lithe and adept as the movements of a trained dancer. Whether talking about pure sex or the intricacies of the heart, he lets his words lead. […]

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Young Mungo – queer love in the hyper-masculine world of Glasgow’s working class

posted Wednesday, May 4, 2022

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From the Booker Prize-winning author of Shuggie Bain, Young Mungo is both a vivid portrayal of working-class life and the deeply moving story of the dangerous first love of two young men. Born under different stars, Protestant Mungo and Catholic James live in a hyper-masculine world. They are caught between two of Glasgow’s housing estates where young working-class […]

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Liarmouth – potty-mouth and perverted John Waters’s first novel is a road trip of riotous revenge

posted Tuesday, May 3, 2022

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A hilariously filthy tale of sex, crime, and family dysfunction from the brilliantly twisted mind of John Waters, the legendary filmmaker and bestselling author of Mr. Know-It-All. Marsha Sprinkle: Suitcase thief. Scammer. Master of disguise. Dogs and children hate her. Her own family wants her dead. She’s smart, she’s desperate, she’s disturbed, and she’s on the […]

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I, Rob Graves – Accepting Oneself Through Finding Acceptance and Healing

posted Tuesday, May 3, 2022

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Author and LGBTQ+ advocate, Robert P. Graves, releases his memoir I, Rob Graves during Mental Health Awareness Month. The memoir discusses the journey of the author as he grew up as a gay man during the height of the AIDS epidemic, overcame struggles with his mental health and addiction, and healed through acceptance and forgiveness. […]

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Playing with Myself – Randy Rainbow’s comedic musical memoir begins with his campy childhood

posted Wednesday, April 27, 2022

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Playing With Myself is an intimate and light-hearted memoir by viral sensation and three-time Emmy-nominated musical comedian Randy Rainbow that takes readers through his life—the highs, the lows, the lipstick, the pink glasses, and the show tunes. Randy Rainbow, the man who conquered the Internet with a stylish pair of pink glasses, an inexhaustible knowledge of Broadway musicals, and the […]

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The Emphatically Queer Career of Artist Perkins Harnly – confidante to the rich and famous

posted Wednesday, April 27, 2022

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The Emphatically Queer Career of Artist Perkins Harnly is the story of a Nebraska-born artist (1901–1986) who crossed paths with a staggering array of famous and infamous personalities. He stole a box of bon-bons from Sarah Bernhardt. Was friends with Paul Swan, a.k.a. “The Most Beautiful Man in the World,” who made women swoon when he […]

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