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A Gay Multigenerational Saga: The Sparsholt Affair, by Alan Hollinghurst

I have a condition where I want to like Alan Hollinghurst’s writing more than I actually do. The Line of Beauty was fine, but my opinion of it was helped by … Continue reading

May 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

When Therapy Meets Novel: Motherhood, by Sheila Heti

Warning: if you are not into novels as therapy, this is not the book for you. If authorial gimmicks are not your thing, this is not the book for you. … Continue reading

May 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Cormoran Strike in The Silkworm, by Robert Galbraith

Mystery/thrillers tend to be my book equivalent of comfort food. I go to them when I want something quick and entertaining to read. I can’t imagine that ever changing, but … Continue reading

May 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sometimes Less Really is More: A Book Review of Less, by Andrew Sean Greer

If you know me at all, you know I’ve spent recent years railing against novels about white dudes who can’t get their shit together (examples here, here, and here). But … Continue reading

April 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ranking Every Best Original Song Oscar Winner of the 1980s

Best Original Songs had enjoyed success on the radio before the 1980s, but this is where the floodgates opened and popular stars on the music scene made their presence known, … Continue reading

April 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Transgender Teen Romance is Here! If I Was Your Girl, by Meredith Russo: Book Review

Any gay man who recently saw Love, Simon in theaters can tell you how incredible it feels to see a teen romantic comedy with a gay protagonist after all these years, … Continue reading

April 20, 2018 · 1 Comment

Looking at Bob Fosse in the #MeToo Era

As I was finishing Sam Wasson’s biography of Bob Fosse, Molly Ringwald published this article in The New Yorker, and it served as a nice companion piece to how I was … Continue reading

April 18, 2018 · Leave a comment