Ellen Gruber Garvey: Writing with Scissors

“[…]with Facebook, Pinterest, with other online modes, blogging….We are catching things [in the news and on the web] and passing them along. What I’m showing is how the past comments on, and is related to, what we’re doing now.”

Scholar and writer Ellen Gruber Garvey talks with Lambda Literary about her new book, Writing With Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance, being a lesbian academic, and bringing hidden histories to light. … read more

'Aging with HIV: A Gay Man's Guide' by James Masten; James Schmidtberger

At last, the book we’ve been waiting for. By “we” I mean the hardy gay survivors of the AIDS crisis—men like me. I reckon I’ve lived with HIV/AIDS for well on 30 years now. I spent my youthful 20’s in San Francisco during the rollicking sexual liberation era of the 1970s. You do the math…. read more

'Diaghilev: A Life' by Sjeng Scheijen

In 1919, the painter Henri Matisse travelled to London to work on Sergey Diaghilev’s newest ballet. Matisse was reluctant and the work was tiring. He later wrote: Diaghilev is Louis XIV. You’ve no idea what he’s like, that man… He’s charming and maddening at the same time. This paradox of charm and madness comes through… read more

New In January: Toibin, Levithan & Rich

How beautiful the turning of the year! If, like many of us, you made a resolution to read more books this year, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got tons of new tomes. Radclyffe and Richard Labonté kick off 2011 with new Best Romance anthologies both from Cleis Press. Meanwhile, the king of… read more

New in October

UDPATED: The holiday season is months away, but already publishers have started promoting their big seasonal reads, including two highly anticipated novels: By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham and Inferno (a poets novel) by Eileen Myles. However, with LGBT teen suicide on the national radar once again, the most timely book of the season may be Stuart Biegel’s The… read more

ALA's 2010 Stonewall Book Awards announced

Last week, the American Library Association (ALA) announced the winners of the 2010 Stonewall Book Awards. The Stonewall Book Awards Committee of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table announced the three winners — marking the first time such an award was given for Young Adult and children’s literature…. read more