Features : Opinion

Gore Vidal: Devil with a Soul

In Sympathy for the Devil: Four Decades of Friendship with Gore Vidal (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) author Michael Mewshaw reveals an individual as gorgeous as any of Vidal’s historical or fictional characters. His portrayal of Vidal is not a bouquet, yet it does reflect the love of a friendship lasting four decades. Mewshaw was in awe of… read more

Doug Ireland: Remembering a Radical Voice

Doug wrote extensively and compassionately on sexual and racial equality, the rights of the poor, immigrants and AIDS, though admittedly, his writing was more often used as a sledgehammer against injustice than it was as a valentine to friends… read more

The Banal and the Profane: Michael Broder

“The Black Party was pretty great—a big space with machine-generated fog and deep house music, filled with all sorts of men, including many beautiful ones, wearing very little clothing, dancing, having sex, taking drugs (of which we did not partake), etc.”… read more

The Banal and the Profane: Nick Sumida

“I have to give myself permission to turn my brain off and relax when I can, which usually translates to me eating gummy bears and re-watching Buffy episodes while live-tweeting about the outfits.”… read more