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New views of Oscar Wilde

New views of Oscar Wilde

By Tim Pfaff

Will we ever catch up to the genius of Oscar Wilde? Two new books, an expansive biography, and the letters the author wrote to Lord Alfred Douglas, offer new discoveries.

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By Gregg Shapiro | November 23, 2021

Young, groundbreaking, queer tech wizard Michael Sayman's memoir 'App Kid: How a Child of Immigrants Grabbed a Piece of the American Dream' is the kind of book that has something for almost everyone, not just tech nerds.

By Jim Provenzano | November 23, 2021

'Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster' documents selected graphic art posters used as preventative advice or protest art through the AIDS pandemic.


By Jim Provenzano | November 15, 2021

In his concise collection of essays and interviews, John R. Killacky's book offers behind-the-scenes perspectives on his decades of arts administration, and his own struggle to deal with physical limitations.

By Jim Provenzano | November 15, 2021

In the B.A.R.'s November 13 issue, John R. Killacky shares his experience in becoming disabled, and how using a wheelchair helped him gain more freedom than using a cane at age 51.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | November 9, 2021

Ruthe Stein's new book, 'Sitting Down With the Stars: Interviews with 100 Hollywood Legends,' is packed with selected interviews from her lengthy journalism career, including a number of Oscar winners.

By Gregg Shapiro | November 2, 2021

Known for his witty comic series, "Leonard & Larry," Tim Barela, whose final comic strip ran in print almost 20 years ago, is celebrated in a new book, 'The Complete Leonard & Larry Collection,' with subjects that still resonate today.


By Jim Piechota | November 2, 2021

In queer author and poet Drew Pisarra's second collection of short stories, he really wants you to know all about his feelings, his life, his history, and every nuance in between.

By Tim Pfaff | November 2, 2021

Tom Daley's mesmerizing story in his new memoir includes his medal wins in Tokyo, at the age of 26 his fourth Olympics. But for all the candor in his story, there's little room for self-congratulation and none for self-proclaimed heroism.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | October 26, 2021

Len Handeland's debut novel 'The Darkest Gift' is the perfect book to read on a dark and stormy night. The tale of Fabien and Laurent, two gay vampires who meet and fall in love in 18th-century Paris, is romantic and, at times, downright scary.

By Cornelius Washington | October 26, 2021

Kevin Simmonds, in his short but wonderful book, 'The Monster I Am Today: Leontyne Price and A Life In Verse,' provides the reader with a poetic insight that is lyrical, loving and romantic.


By Brian Bromberger | October 19, 2021

Gay film critic Michael Koresky's innovative and captivating book, 'Films of Endearment: A Mother, a Son and the '80s Films That Defined Us,' skillfully intertwines movies and the events in his and his mother Leslie's lives.

By Jim Provenzano | October 15, 2021

Wait, you haven't been enjoying Litquake's return to in-person (and online) events? There's still time to show some love for local literature, tonight through October 23.


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