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Telepathic hackers: Caleb Crain's 'Overthrow'

Telepathic hackers: Caleb Crain's 'Overthrow'

By Tim Pfaff

From its very title, Caleb Crain's second novel, "Overthrow," is comedy of the highest order.

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By Tavo Amador | October 15, 2019

As Sloan De Forest shows in TCM's "Dynamic Dames: 50 Leading Ladies Who Made History" (Running Press, $23), today's gifted actresses continue to make noteworthy films.

By Peter Garland | October 15, 2019

"The necessity of procuring good intelligence is apparent and need not be further urged." — George Washington, 1777. Here are five homosexual authors through history who dabbled in espionage.


By John F. Karr | October 15, 2019

I was initially dismayed to see Ethan Mordden's latest book, "On Streisand" (Oxford Press, hardcover, $21.95).

By Jim Provenzano | October 9, 2019

Blondie cofounders Debbie Harry and Chris Stein were guests at the Arts & Ideas series hosted by the Jewish Community Center on October 3, to discuss Harry's memoir, 'Face It.'


By Gregg Shapiro | October 8, 2019

The first new Henry Rios mystery novel in 20 years, "Carved in Bone" (Persigo Press) by award-winning gay author Michael Nava, is set in mid-1980s San Francisco.

By Tavo Amador | October 1, 2019

In "The Castle on Sunset — Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont," Shawn Levy breathlessly relates the fascinating history of a unique property.


By Jim Piechota | October 1, 2019

Novelist James Gregor has written "Going Dutch," a dynamic debut novel about the difficulties in searching for love, and how supremely messy the entire process can become.

By Jim Piechota | September 10, 2019

One of the great things about author Chris Dennis' outstanding debut story collection "Here Is What You Do" is its penchant for expressing the tone of uneasiness in his characters.


By Tim Pfaff | September 3, 2019

In its subtitle, Alex Espinosa's new book, "Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pastime" (The Unnamed Press), "history" seems almost to relegate to the past the pleasures of what was a "pastime."

By Gregg Shapiro | August 27, 2019

Summer has come and gone, but don't be sad. Autumn means a harvest of new books to read throughout the season.


By Tim Pfaff | August 27, 2019

The brightest star of Amanda Lee Koe's debut novel "Delayed Rays of a Star" (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday) is Amanda Lee Koe. The queer, Singapore-born, New York-based Koe's book is one of those astronomical rarities people get up in the night to behold.

By Tim Pfaff | August 24, 2019

I initially sensed a word play lurking in the title of Tim Murphy's new novel, "Correspondents" (Grove Press), but if so, it went past me.


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