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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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Glitter Up the Dark: How Pop Music Broke the Binary

posted Tuesday, October 12, 2021

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Kudos to author Sasha Geffen on having the most glittery cover image of the year! From the Beatles to Prince to Perfume Genius, Glitter Up the Dark takes a historical look at the voices that transcended gender and the ways music has subverted the gender binary. Why has music so often served as an accomplice to transcendent […]

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Special Topics in Being a Human by S. Bear Bergman and Saul Freedman-Lawson

posted Tuesday, October 12, 2021

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Special Topics in Being a Human is a gentle, witty, and insightful illustrated guide of practical advice for the modern age, all filtered through a queer lens. S. Bear Bergman offers Dad advice and Jewish bubbe wisdom to help you navigate some of the complexities of life—from how to make big decisions or make a good apology, to […]

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Douglas Coupland’s new book “Binge” has 60 stories to make your brain feel different

posted Tuesday, October 5, 2021

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The first new work of fiction since 2013 from one of Canada’s most successful, idiosyncratic and world-defining writers, Douglas Coupland. He’s called it Binge because it’s impossible to read just one. Imagine feeling 100% alive every moment of every minute of the day! Maybe that’s how animals live. Or trees, even. I sometimes stare at the plastic […]

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