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Despereaux, a mouse against despair

Despereaux, a mouse against despair

By Roberto Friedman

For a happily childless adult, Out There sure does see a lot of "family friendly" theatre and entertainment appropriate for children.

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By Jim Piechota | December 3, 2019

"We became inseparable," Robyn Crawford candidly admits in "A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston," even while her churlish mother Cissy, the most evil presence in the entire book, disapproved.

By Tavo Amador | December 3, 2019

Each year it seems one faces greater challenges in finding the right thing for those on holiday gift lists. Books are a splendid solution to that dilemma. Superb choices abound.


By Brian Bromberger | December 3, 2019

Julie Andrews' "Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years" begins with her arrival in Hollywood in 1963 to make her screen debut in Disney's "Mary Poppins."

By Tim Pfaff | November 19, 2019

Carmen Maria Machado's new memoir "In the Dream House" addresses the topic of lesbian domestic abuse, though it also circles the subject.


By Brian Bromberger | November 12, 2019

Andre Aciman has published the sequel to his incandescent debut novel, "Call Me By Your Name."

By Jim Piechota | November 12, 2019

Writer Augusten Burroughs reveals yet another fascinating aspect about himself in " Toil & Trouble." Wait for it: he's a witch.


By Tim Pfaff | November 5, 2019

Jeanette Winterson's 11th novel is "Frankissstein: A Love Story" (Grove Press).

By Jim Piechota | November 5, 2019

In his effortlessly breezy and entertaining memoir "Beautiful on the Outside," U.S. Olympic athlete Adam Rippon demonstrates a natural knack for comedic writing.


By Tim Pfaff | October 29, 2019

Call it an uptick in the collective unconscious or call it news, there's no mistaking the mushrooming of new books, fiction and non-, about Fascism.

By Brian Bromberger | October 29, 2019

The new play "The Inheritance" by Matthew Lopez, is an epic of current gay life in New York performed in two parts, lasting a total of 7.5 hours.


By Jim Piechota | October 22, 2019

The area around New York City's West Village piers in the 1970s was a hidden, secretive enclave where anonymous gay sexual activity was rampant, nude sunbathing was celebrated, and offbeat, radical works of queer art were created and appreciated.

By Tim Pfaff | October 15, 2019

From its very title, Caleb Crain's second novel, "Overthrow," is comedy of the highest order.


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