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Moon Rising – Biopunk Thriller with LGBT Characters Cuts to the Core of Humanity

posted Tuesday, November 2, 2021

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Moon Rising by Daniel Weisbeck is described as a character driven sci-fi biopunk thriller. She is not who she thinks she is. Her true identity is a mystery. Trapped in a cellar by a man she does not know; a young girl is forced to act out the life of someone she has never met […]

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We Are The Clash – a look back at the final years of one of the greatest punk bands ever

posted Monday, November 1, 2021

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The Clash was a paradox of revolutionary conviction, musical ambition, and commercial drive. We Are The Clash is a gripping tale of the band’s struggle to reinvent itself as George Orwell’s 1984 loomed. This bold campaign crashed headlong into a wall of internal contradictions and rising right-wing power. While the world teetered on edge of the nuclear abyss, British […]

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Talking to Canadians: A Memoir by Rick Mercer

posted Monday, November 1, 2021

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What is Rick Mercer going to do now? That was the question on everyone’s lips when the beloved comedian retired his hugely successful TV show after 15 seasons—and at the peak of its popularity. The answer came not long after, when he roared back in a new role as stand-up-comedian, playing to sold-out houses wherever […]

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Out North: An Archive of Queer Activism and Kinship in Canada

posted Monday, November 1, 2021

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Out North: An Archive of Queer Activism and Kinship in Canada is a fascinating exploration and examination of one nation’s queer history and activism, and Canada’s definitive visual guide to LGBTQ2+ movements, struggles, and achievements. A fascinating and wide-ranging documentation of queer history, activism, and community that examines the vast collection of The ArQuives, the largest independent LGBTQ2+ archives in the world. […]

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Jacket Weather – reconnecting and falling in love, four decades later

posted Saturday, October 30, 2021

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Nick Hornby meets Patti Smith, Mean Streets meets A Visit From the Goon Squad in this quintessential New York City story about two people who knew each other in the downtown music scene in the 1980s, meet again in the present day, and fall in love. Mike knew June in New York’s downtown music scene in the eighties. Back then, […]

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Last Call – A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York

posted Saturday, October 30, 2021

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The gripping true story, told here for the first time, of the Last Call Killer and the gay community of New York City that he preyed upon. The Townhouse Bar, midtown, July 1992: The piano player seems to know every song ever written, the crowd belts out the lyrics to their favorites, and a man […]

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Unzipped – coffee table book and exhibition traces the musical career of the Rolling Stones

posted Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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For almost 60 years the Rolling Stones have helped shape popular culture around the world. Unzipped traces their impact and influence on rock music, art, design, fashion, photography, and filmmaking. Packed with evocative archive photos, artworks, outtakes, and memorabilia, this stunning book immerses readers in the world of the Stones. Peppered throughout with insightful new […]

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Sky Gilbert’s “I, Gloria Grahame” – taking on the persona of a dead movie star

posted Thursday, October 21, 2021

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A professor of English literature writes the autobiography of his fantasy alter-ego, wanton movie star Gloria Grahame, while his own sexual desires go frustrated. Denton Moulton — a shy, effeminate male professor — lives inside his head, where he is really a long-dead movie star: the glamorous Gloria Grahame, from the golden age of Hollywood. […]

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Toronto International Festival of Authors – available virtually from Oct 21 to 31, 2021

posted Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA), Canada’s largest and longest-running literary festival, invites book lovers to join the authors and artists reshaping the world through stories. The 42nd edition, its second virtual Festival, will present authors from across Canada and across the world. The 11-day Festival, taking place October 21 to 31, will include more than […]

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Here We Go Loop De Loop – comedic, satiric, and filled with greed, lust, and sexuality

posted Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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Here We Go Loop De Loop by William Jack Sibley has greed, lust, sexuality, spiritual enlightenment, xenophobia, and the meaning of a life worth living all woven into a single, outrageous knot in the insulated town of Rita Blanca, Texas. Discussions – and discoveries – of sexuality abound as characters strive to find happiness and meaning. […]

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