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Issues Archives: Excavations
September – October, 2011
It is to Michael Schiavi’s credit that he manages in Celluloid Activist: The Life and Times of Vito Russo to give equal weight to both sides of Russo’s work: as a student of Hollywood and as a gay activist. …
THIS BOOK is the first in a Beacon Press series, “ReVisioning American History,” that’s dedicated to exploring our nation’s past from the perspective of those “who have been excluded from the canon.”
FIFTY YEARS AGO, the Freedom Riders made history. It was an ugly time, much more divided and dangerous even than our own. … One rider was an Episcopal priest in his late thirties: a sexually confused, former Hollywood executive named Malcolm Boyd …
[This] memoir is recommended reading for anyone who might think that a gay soldier might be any less devoted, dedicated, or deserving of military honors than a straight one. In fact, the former carries more invisible scars than their heterosexual brothers and sisters in arms.
In Is This the Real Life? Blake doesn’t seem to have missed a single event in the lives of the men who were Queen.
Kaufman, who lives on Manhattan’s upper West side with Jeffrey LaHoste, his artistic collaborator and life partner of over twenty years, took time out from tweaking preview performances of One Arm to speak with me.
THE FIRST THING I liked about this book was its interpretative honesty. It is a work of solid historiography and level-headed literary analysis.
ERIN McHUGH has written in The L Life a wide-ranging set of profiles of noteworthy contemporary lesbians. This handsome book introduces “remarkable lesbians” that she interviewed and studied in depth.
NEAR THE END of this brilliant study, Kevin Ohi draws a comparison that is surprisingly down-to-earth in a book that expresses complex ideas in the highly technical language of contemporary literary criticism and queer studies.