LGBT History Month in the UK: Reflecting on Sexuality as Portrayed in Young Adult Literature

B.J. Epstein, lecturer at the University of East Anglia, UK, asks us to consider representations of LGBT characters in literature and prompts a discussion on how to avoid inaccurate, sometimes damaging portrayals. While the progress LGBT communities have made in these past years can invoke marvel, Epstein feels some “leaps” are not as successful as others:  “The… read more

Becoming Barbara Streisand

Lambda Award-winning author William J. Mann discusses his recently released biography Hello, Gorgeous—“the electrifying story of how Barbara Streisand transformed herself into the greatest star of her era”—with Out Magazine. From Out: Mann, who has written definitive books about other LGBT icons including Katharine Hepburn and William Haines, secured access to previously-sealed private collections and… read more

'Holy Soul Jelly Roll' (Re)launches at the Rubin Museum

Early last Friday evening, friends and fans of Allen Ginsberg gathered at the Rubin Museum of Art to celebrate the digital re-release of Ginsberg’s four-disc 1994 album Holy Soul Jelly Soul, co-sponsored by the Rubin, The Allen Ginsberg Estate, and Origin Magazine. Following a cocktail hour downstairs at the K2 Lounge, the crowd re-assembled on the sixth floor at the top of the museum’s breathtaking spiral staircase to hear poets deliver readings of Ginsberg’s extraordinary work, as well as their own poems…. read more

Ginsberg Recordings to Reissue Allen Ginsberg's Recorded Works

Last Tuesday night at the Gagosian Gallery in New York City, Ginsberg Recordings—a new collaboration of the Allen Ginsberg Estate and music management company Esther Creative Group—announced its plan to release Ginsberg’s entire recorded library over the next two years…. read more