Far from an epic tale about battling kingdoms, Black Leopard, Red Wolf offers a nuanced portrayal of the intimate bond between the two eponymous queer Black heroes. Continue reading “on black leopard, red wolf”
Fast moving and full of humor, The Heart’s Invisible Furies examines 20th-century Ireland’s changing attitudes toward sexuality, through the lens of one gay man’s life.
This year was the first in which I’ve regularly read for pleasure, and I’ve come across so many amazing new books and writers, from Susan Orlean to Danez Smith.
Mini reviews of essay collections by David Sedaris: Calypso, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked, and Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.
To accept one’s past—one’s history—is not the same thing as drowning in it; it is learning how to use it.
—James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time
Mini nonfiction reviews of three books detailing LGBT history: Kenji Yoshino’s Covering, Robert Fieseler’s Tinderbox, and C. Riley Snorton’s Black on Both Sides.
Jason Tougaw’s memoir The One You Get: Portrait of a Family Organism is a compelling look at what it means to be a part of an eccentric family.