'LADY GAGA x TERRY RICHARDSON' by Terry Richardson

This book is changing. Yesterday it was a hefty yearbook filled with pictures of Lady Gaga taken by Terry Richardson. Today it resembles a bit of yesterday’s fluff. Tomorrow, it may look like an endearing antique…. read more

'Gay In America' by Scott Pasfield

For gay men living in gay-friendly-cities, this book is a reminder of what it’s like to be a gay man in the rest of America. For gay men—young or old—struggling to come out, stay safe, and/or handle unaccepting family members, this book may be an inspiration…. read more

'Two Times Intro: On the Road with Patti Smith' by Michael Stipe

The slender book is part travelogue, part photo album, and part scrapbook tribute re-issued by Akashic Books. The first version came out in 1998 and is long sold-out. Now, post Just Kids —and with Michael Stipe post-R.E.M.—the book is a bittersweet object, a momento-mori from a rock-n-roll past that no longer exists…. read more

'Polaroids' by Attila Richard Lukacs and Michael Morris

Workers? Check. Athletes? Check. Cute boys ready to sell Abercrombie & Fitch? Check. Bodybuilder beefcake? Check. This book is bursting with men—in every butch variation. Pick a fantasy, find the page, it’s there. Oh, but it’s “art.” Polaroids is a hefty tome of, yes, reprinted Polaroids used in the making of Lukacs’s paintings… read more

'Shades of Love' by Dimitris Yeros

Photographs Inspired by the Poems of C.P. Cavafy Many gay authors and artists hold a special place for the poems of C. P. Cavafy (1863-1933). E.M. Forester, Edward Albee, David Hockney, Duane Michaels, and Edmund White love the gay poet—openly gay before coming out was even “coming out.”… read more

'Portland Queer: Tales of the Rose City' ed. by Ariel Gore

Lambda Award Winner The pretty-damn-great collection of stories called Portland Queer: Tales of the Rose City should come with a CD tucked inside. Not with music, though many of the stories thump and run with remarkable rhythm, but the CD should be filled with recordings of the authors reading their stories. Seriously. I’m not arguing… read more

'Imperial Bedrooms' by Brett Easton Ellis

Which Bret Easton Ellis do you like? The closeted guy who thrilled with Less Than Zero, a Pop culture snapshot so zippy, druggy, and very 1985? Or do you prefer now openly gay master of cruelty who wrote American Psycho? Or maybe you like parts of each, together and intertwined? After all, popular culture is… read more

'The Art of Jaime Hernandez' by Todd Hignite; Intro by Alison Bechdel

The art of Jaime Hernandez is wonderful. It’s subtle, contemporary, and emotionally satisfying. I cannot say the same about the book “The Art of Jaime Hernandez.” Not even close. I wish I could write enthusiastically about it. I would love to bring attention to Jaime Hernandez’ artwork. But Tim Hignite’s retrospective coffee table-tome is filled… read more