Writer Clayton Delery on Reconstructing a Hate Crime

In 1958, Fernando Rios was led into an alley outside a New Orleans gay bar, where he was beaten to death by there college students. Clayton Delery’s new book examines this hate crime and its connections to anti-immigrant prejudices and homophobia in 1950s America… read more

'Boys Keep Swinging' by Jake Shears

Boys Keep Swinging is fun and compulsively readable, precisely the kind of book one would expect from someone who sang about getting his mama jacked up on cheap champagne…. read more

'Ghosts of St. Vincent's' by Tom Eubanks

Tom Eubanks turns the “AIDS Memoir” on its head and in the process provides everyone, regardless of life’s experience, with an incredibly entertaining read…. read more

‘Mean’ by Myriam Gurba

Mean chronicles Gurba’s sexual assault as well as her coming of age as a queer, mixed-race girl growing up in Southern California… read more