Arts & Culture :: Books

Ambition in the Green Zone: 'Correspondents'

Ambition in the Green Zone: 'Correspondents'

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Aug 24, 2019

I initially sensed a word play lurking in the title of Tim Murphy's new novel, "Correspondents" (Grove Press), but if so, it went past me.

Two LGBTQ authors in the mix: Jim Provenzano & Meg Elison

Two LGBTQ authors in the mix: Jim Provenzano & Meg Elison

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Aug 13, 2019

Right now Out There is working alongside two colleagues who also moonlight as well-read gay authors.

Divine master John Waters

Divine master John Waters

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Aug 13, 2019

In his new memoir "Mr. Know-It-All," outspoken self-proclaimed "filth elder" John Waters opens a Pandora's Box of opinions, secrets, and stories.

More lives of a cat in 'Crossing'

More lives of a cat in 'Crossing'

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Aug 6, 2019

In author Pajtim Statovci'ssecond novel, "Crossing" (Pushkin Press), he has gone deeper. The territory is still the refugee experience, depicted with even more harrowing realism.

Our week beats your year

Our week beats your year

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Jul 30, 2019

The headline is not meant to be insulting. It's an homage to a new book titled, "My Week Beats Your Year — Encounters with Lou Reed, 1972-2013" (Hat & Beard Press) compiled by Michael Heath and edited by Pat Thomas.

Heart of glass

Heart of glass

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Jul 30, 2019

Novelist, architect and poet Luis Panini grabs love and lust by the collar and insists we pay careful attention to his unflinching assessment of how they intertwine, overwhelm, and ultimately burn each other out.

Puzzling times: Summer mysteries

Puzzling times: Summer mysteries

  • by Tavo Amador
  • Jul 23, 2019

Good murder mysteries simultaneously challenge the reader and afford a splendid way to relax, whether spending the summer at home or away.

Gay men in velvet green

Gay men in velvet green

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Jul 23, 2019

The rigors and satisfactions of living in remote places for a certain type of LGBTQ people are rarely articulated more artfully and artistically than they are in Mike Parker's "On the Red Hill."

Portrait of a tragic movie star's life

Portrait of a tragic movie star's life

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jul 23, 2019

There are fewer tales in Hollywood lore sadder than that of Barbara Payton (1927-67).

Clothes make the man

Clothes make the man

  • by Terri Schlichenmeyer
  • Jul 23, 2019

What's your style, what makes you confident? How do you know what to wear for the occasion? Read "Naturally Tan" by Tan France, and see what fits.

Post-Stonewall 50 reading list

Post-Stonewall 50 reading list

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 16, 2019

Stonewall 50 celebrations may have come and gone, but that doesn't mean that there isn't an abundance of good LGBTQ reading to be found to take you through the summer and into the fall.

Second novelist tells all

Second novelist tells all

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Jul 16, 2019

Only the excellence of Nicole Dennis-Benn's writing got me all the way through her second novel, "Patsy" (Liveright).

In Petipa's footsteps

In Petipa's footsteps

  • by Paul Parish
  • Jul 9, 2019

The image that probably comes to mind when you think of swans and ballet was the brainchild of Marius Petipa, the great 19th-century choreographer who brought "Swan Lake" back from oblivion.

Hollywood illusions

Hollywood illusions

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jul 9, 2019

"Justify My Sins" is based on Felice Picano's experiences of living in mid-1970s Hollywood working for actor Cary Grant, who wanted Picano to adapt one of his own books into a screenplay vehicle for him.