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50 years in 50 weeks: 1997 got booked

50 years in 50 weeks: 1997 got booked

By Jim Provenzano

Back in the mid-1990s, every author —and their eager publicists— knew the value of a good or even bad review in the 'Bay Area Reporter.' One deserved standout was the work of Scott Heim.

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By Jim Provenzano | October 15, 2021

Wait, you haven't been enjoying Litquake's return to in-person (and online) events? There's still time to show some love for local literature, tonight through October 23.

By Jim Provenzano | October 12, 2021

The son of Superman comes out as bisexual in the fifth edition of the DC comic series 'Superman: Son Of Kal-El.' The announcement came on October 11, National Coming Out Day.


By Tim Pfaff | October 12, 2021

Pajtim Statovci's unlikely success with his first three novels may have had more to do with their subjects' being au courante than with the author's staggering literary genius. In his latest, he adds the depredations of love and war.

By Jim Piechota | October 5, 2021

In her new memoir, actress Cassandra Peterson reveals the fascinating aspects of her private life, including her career as the more-sexy-than-scary Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, and a 19-year relationship with a woman.


By Gregg Shapiro | October 5, 2021

In Aneil Karia's deeply disturbing 'Surge,' out actor Whishaw delivers a devastating performance as a man descending into madness. Calling it difficult to watch is an understatement.

By Jim Provenzano | September 21, 2021

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.


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.


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