FOR MORE THAN THREE DECADES, John Manuel-Andriote has been a critical voice on hiv-aids in such periodicals as The Advocate and The Washington Post. In 1999, he published Victory Deferred: How AIDS Changed Gay Life in America, his landmark book on the LGBT community’s transformation from disenfranchised isolation into a self-affirming political and […]
Author Archive | John R. Killacky
Reviews of Writers Who Love Too Much; David Bowie Made Me Gay; Sexagon: Muslims, France, and the Sexualization of National Culture; and Our Horses, Ourselves.
In The Province Of The Gods is a finely honed philosophical and autobiographical reflection on transcendence and self-acceptance.
Book reviews of Prince Harry: Boy to Man, “The Man Who Thought Himself a Woman”, Guide to Manly Health & Training, and Queer Dance: Meanings and Makings.
Monk’s polyphonic music has been recorded by her own ensemble in eighteen recordings. Jean-Luc Goddard, the Coen brothers, Terrence Malick, and David Byrne have featured her music in films. The Kronos Quartet, St. Louis Symphony, and San Francisco Symphony have commissioned new scores.
ELI CLARE’S BOOK of essays, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure, is a clarion call for changing the medicalized disability narrative, that of “defective brokenness,” that often prevails in U.S. healthcare.
Before Pictures primarily focuses on art and life in the formative decade prior to 1977. Back then, he was convinced that art critics were the arbiters of what was “historically significant.” Reflecting back upon these early years, he reconsiders: “Coming to the understanding that my knowledge of art can never be anything but partial has been liberating. It has allowed me to write about what attracts me, challenges me, or simply gives me pleasure without having to make a grand historical claim for it.”
ONE OF THE MOST eclectic artists of the 20th century was avant-garde composer John Cage, who was also a philosopher, a visual artist, and a writer.
IT WAS just about fifty years ago that singer–songwriter Janis Ian had her first hit, “Society’s Child” (1967). Nearly a decade later she released “At Seventeen” (1975), which became her signature song. Since then, she has had a multifaceted career as a recording and touring artist, and she is an accomplished writer of essays, science fiction, and an acclaimed autobiography.
Gratitude by Oliver Sacks Alfred A. Knopf. 64 pages, $17. It is bittersweet that this celebrated man who gave voice and humanity to so many of his patients found it so difficult to accept himself. The elegiac meditations in Gratitude function as affirmative psalms, reminding us all to live authentically, and as fully […]