This week in the LGBT-themed arts:

Director Todd Haynes is directing Carol, an adaptation of the lesbian pulp classic The Price of Salt that Patricia Highsmith published under a pseudonym early in her career, which will have an ensemble cast fronted by Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, and which is slated for release later this year.

Denham “Denny” Fouts (1914-48), a charismatic hustler from Florida, was a muse for Gore Vidal, Christopher Isherwood and Truman Capote, and is the subject of Arthur Vanderbilt’s new biography Best-Kept Boy in the World, which aims to provide an accurate portrait amidst the distortion of mythology.

Maitland McDonagh, a writer with a prominent collection and repertoire of rare male-gay, BDSM-heavy pulp novels from the 1960s and early ’70s, has been inspired to revive some of them through her new imprint, 120 Days Books; its title is a reference to the magnum opus of the Marquis de Sade.

As a part of its podcast series, On Leadership, the Washington Post profiles lessons on coming of age, literature and fame from humorist David Sedaris.

Women’s eNews has cited University of Maryland professor and Sinister Wisdom editor Julie R. Enszer as among “21 Leaders for the 21st century.”

Clive Barker will wrap up his seminal Hellraiser series of horror novels–which will include central antagonist, Pinhead–with the forthcoming Scarlet Gospels.

In a first for the capital of South Carolina, USC professor and Jasper Magazine founder Ed Madden has been recognized as Columbia’s Poet Laureate.

The critics at The Millions compiled a list of the novels being published in the first three-quarters of 2015 that they are most looking forward to reading.



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