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The Truman Show: 'The Capote Tapes' reveals the writer's lost legacy

The Truman Show: 'The Capote Tapes' reveals the writer's lost legacy

By Brian Bromberger

The new documentary about Truman Capote largely succeeds in telling the never-heard-before true story behind the headlines and gossip about a gay writer who paid a tremendous price for his gift.

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By Mark William Norby | September 14, 2021

Alice Paalen Rahon, a Surrealist poet and painter, has been largely overlooked, but her works reemerge in 'Shapeshifter,' a new compilation of her poetry.

By Brian Bromberger | September 7, 2021

William di Canzio's gay adaptation of E.M. Forster's landmark novel 'Maurice' was inspired by the classic love story of upper-class stockbroker Maurice Hall, this time from the perspective of his love, working-class gameskeeper Alec Scudder.


By Jim Piechota | September 2, 2021

Here's an enticing preview of exciting upcoming Fall/Winter 2021 LGBTQ books standing tall on bookstore shelves or online platforms in the coming months.

By Matthew S. Bajko | August 24, 2021

A longtime manager at Dog Eared Books has bought the locally owned bookstore's second location in San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro district. It will be rechristened as Fabulosa Books next month.


By Tim Pfaff | August 24, 2021

In 'The Magician,' Colm Toibin's novelization of the Thomas Mann biography, the 'Venice' tale is resurrected, like the Proustian madeleine, in all subsequent examples of Mann's sweet tooth for comely youth.

By Jim Provenzano | August 23, 2021

In a thoroughly researched and utterly fascinating biography, 'Sometime You Have to Lie: The Life and Times of Louise Fitzhugh, Renegade Author of Harriet the Spy,' Leslie Brody shares intimate details of the writer's fabulous and troubled life.


By Tim Pfaff | August 17, 2021

In 'The Sacred Band: Three Hundred Theban Lovers Fighting to Save Greek Freedom,' classics scholar James Romm doesn't just tell: he tells all. A mass grave of Theban soldiers carefully and deliberately buried in pairs. Make that couples.

By Gregg Shapiro | August 17, 2021

In 'The Audacity of a Kiss: Love, Art and Liberation,' the historic art world, opening a historic women's bar, and more events are included in Leslie Cohen's honest and fascinating memoir.


By Brian Bromberger | August 3, 2021

Published after his death, Anthony Veasna So's story collection includes characters haunted by memories of genocide, especially the older parents, aunties, and uncles who experienced trauma before escaping Cambodia.

By Jim Piechota | August 3, 2021

In 'Bath Haus,' author P.J. Vernon's dynamic and impressively exhilarating follow-up to his debut, the 2018 psychological thriller 'When You Find Me,' he explores what happens when a cheating boyfriend meets a sexy, vendetta-driven psycho at a bathhouse.


By Jim Provenzano | July 29, 2021

The lengthier arts section in the October 29, 1987 B.A.R. focused on the boom in 'gay and lesbian' literary subjects and reviews, from lesbian theater history to the work of James Broughton and a then-new author, Christopher Bram.

By Brian Bromberger | July 27, 2021

Known as the savvy, freewheeling UK television talk show host, Norton's new gay-inclusive novel is an unexpectedly insightful character-driven delight that is as binge-worthy and compelling as any trending Netflix series.


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