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Erotic Avenue: Mark I. Chester's 'Street Sex Photos'

Erotic Avenue: Mark I. Chester's 'Street Sex Photos'

By Jim Provenzano

For anyone who misses having sex in a back alley, parking lot, or atop a bulldozer, the new hardcover book of photos by veteran photographer Mark I. Chester makes a perfect gift for Folsom time.

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By Michael Flanagan | September 21, 2021

Being Folsom Week, we dive into the early roots of leather culture, specifically in California. 'The Life and Times of Larry Townsend: Saluting the 50th Anniversary of The Leatherman's Handbook,' by Jack Fritscher, is a festive romp.

By Jim Piechota | September 20, 2021

In this commanding, in-your-face debut memoir by Alexander Cheves, the author lays bare the "sins" of his past but he rightfully refuses to atone for them. Instead, a libidinous celebration of sorts takes place within these pages.


By Brian Bromberger | September 14, 2021

The new documentary about Truman Capote largely succeeds in telling the never-heard-before true story behind the headlines and gossip about a gay writer who paid a tremendous price for his gift.

By Mark William Norby | September 14, 2021

Alice Paalen Rahon, a Surrealist poet and painter, has been largely overlooked, but her works reemerge in 'Shapeshifter,' a new compilation of her poetry.


By Brian Bromberger | September 7, 2021

William di Canzio's gay adaptation of E.M. Forster's landmark novel 'Maurice' was inspired by the classic love story of upper-class stockbroker Maurice Hall, this time from the perspective of his love, working-class gameskeeper Alec Scudder.

By Jim Piechota | September 2, 2021

Here's an enticing preview of exciting upcoming Fall/Winter 2021 LGBTQ books standing tall on bookstore shelves or online platforms in the coming months.


By Matthew S. Bajko | August 24, 2021

A longtime manager at Dog Eared Books has bought the locally owned bookstore's second location in San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro district. It will be rechristened as Fabulosa Books next month.

By Tim Pfaff | August 24, 2021

In 'The Magician,' Colm Toibin's novelization of the Thomas Mann biography, the 'Venice' tale is resurrected, like the Proustian madeleine, in all subsequent examples of Mann's sweet tooth for comely youth.


By Jim Provenzano | August 23, 2021

In a thoroughly researched and utterly fascinating biography, 'Sometime You Have to Lie: The Life and Times of Louise Fitzhugh, Renegade Author of Harriet the Spy,' Leslie Brody shares intimate details of the writer's fabulous and troubled life.

By Tim Pfaff | August 17, 2021

In 'The Sacred Band: Three Hundred Theban Lovers Fighting to Save Greek Freedom,' classics scholar James Romm doesn't just tell: he tells all. A mass grave of Theban soldiers carefully and deliberately buried in pairs. Make that couples.


By Gregg Shapiro | August 17, 2021

In 'The Audacity of a Kiss: Love, Art and Liberation,' the historic art world, opening a historic women's bar, and more events are included in Leslie Cohen's honest and fascinating memoir.

By Brian Bromberger | August 3, 2021

Published after his death, Anthony Veasna So's story collection includes characters haunted by memories of genocide, especially the older parents, aunties, and uncles who experienced trauma before escaping Cambodia.


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