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GOP Ramps Up LGBTQ+ Book Banning Efforts

GOP Ramps Up LGBTQ+ Book Banning Efforts

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 15, 2021

Republican officials in a number of states have targeted books with LGBTQ+ themes, declaring them "obscene" and "pornographic" and seeking to have them pulled from school libraries.

Review: 'The Wicked Stepbrother' Showcases LGTBQ+ Fairy Tales

Review: 'The Wicked Stepbrother' Showcases LGTBQ+ Fairy Tales

Nov 15, 2021

Warren Rochelle's sparkling collection of LGBTQ+-themed fairy tales explore the difficulties of family and the sometimes frightening work of figuring out who one is, and what one's place in the world might be.

Prize-winning 1619 Project Now Coming Out in Book Form

Prize-winning 1619 Project Now Coming Out in Book Form

By Hillel Italie | Nov 14, 2021

The "1619 Project," which began two years ago as a special issue of The New York Times magazine, has been at the heart of an intensifying debate over racism and the country's origins and how they should be presented in the classroom.

Debate Over Explicit Memoir Becomes A Focus of GOP Gov Races

Debate Over Explicit Memoir Becomes A Focus of GOP Gov Races

Nov 11, 2021

Debate over a memoir that contains explicit illustrations of sexual acts is surfacing in a handful of states where Republican governors are gearing up for reelection.

Hollywood Interviews: Ruthe Stein's Celebrity-Filled Book

Hollywood Interviews: Ruthe Stein's Celebrity-Filled Book

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Nov 10, 2021

Ruthe Stein's new book, "Sitting Down With the Stars: Interviews with 100 Hollywood Legends," is packed with selected interviews from her lengthy journalism career, including a number of Oscar winners.

Book Gets Close to the Music that Made Carpenters Superstars

Book Gets Close to the Music that Made Carpenters Superstars

By Andrew Dalton | Nov 7, 2021

Richard Carpenter has co-written a new book that is a nearly note-for-note musical biography of the brother-sister duo.

Review: 'Oscar Wilde - A Life' a Vivid Portrait of the Man and His Tumultuous Times

Review: 'Oscar Wilde - A Life' a Vivid Portrait of the Man and His Tumultuous Times

By Lewis Whittington | Nov 4, 2021

A freshly researched biography of the inimitable gay literary lion Oscar Wilde.

Personal Pieces: Drew Pisarra's 'You're Pretty Gay'

Personal Pieces: Drew Pisarra's 'You're Pretty Gay'

By Jim Piechota | Nov 2, 2021

In queer author and poet Drew Pisarra's second collection of short stories, he really wants you to know all about his feelings, his life, his history, and every nuance in between.

Texas Governor Adopts Lawmaker's Probe of Books in Schools

Texas Governor Adopts Lawmaker's Probe of Books in Schools

Nov 2, 2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has joined a conservative Republican lawmaker's campaign to investigate books that cover race, gender identity and sexual orientation in public schools.

Monster's Mash: Kevin Simmonds' Poetic Look at Opera Diva

Monster's Mash: Kevin Simmonds' Poetic Look at Opera Diva

By Cornelius Washington | Oct 26, 2021

Kevin Simmonds, in his short but wonderful book "The Monster I Am Today: Leontyne Price and A Life In Verse," provides the reader with a poetic insight that is lyrical, loving and romantic.

Don't Miss: Schuyler Bailar Discusses New Book, 'Obie is Man Enough'

Don't Miss: Schuyler Bailar Discusses New Book, 'Obie is Man Enough'

Oct 18, 2021

Transgender advocate, speaker and author Schuyler Bailar joins EDGE on October 19 for a live interview to discuss his new book, "Obie is Man Enough."

Review: 'It All Began With A Scream' Gets under the Mask of the Classic Slasher

Review: 'It All Began With A Scream' Gets under the Mask of the Classic Slasher

By JC Alvarez | Oct 12, 2021

"Scream!" is one of the most iconic horror films ever made; Patrick Maroney's new book on the film takes the fan through every cut.

Pajtim Statovci's 'Bolla' — Depredations of Love and War

Pajtim Statovci's 'Bolla' — Depredations of Love and War

By Tim Pfaff | Oct 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.

Cassandra Peterson: Elvira Star's Coming-Out Memoir

Cassandra Peterson: Elvira Star's Coming-Out Memoir

By Jim Piechota | Oct 6, 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.

Wyoming Librarians Under Fire for Books About Sex, LGBTQ+ Issues

Wyoming Librarians Under Fire for Books About Sex, LGBTQ+ Issues

By Mead Gruver | Oct 2, 2021

Books about sex, LGBTQ+ issues and how to have a baby have public library employees in a deeply conservative Wyoming city facing possible prosecution after residents complained to police the material is obscene and doesn't belong in kids and teen section.

More than a Statue: Cooper Explores the Vanderbilt Legacy

More than a Statue: Cooper Explores the Vanderbilt Legacy

By David Bauder | Oct 1, 2021

For much of his life, Anderson Cooper shunned his lineage. Now 54 and a father himself, Cooper has taken a second look and, with historian Katherine Howe, written the book "Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty" that explores the family

Review: '20th Century-Fox: Darryl F. Zanuck and the Creation of the Modern Film Studio' a Must For All Film Historians

Review: '20th Century-Fox: Darryl F. Zanuck and the Creation of the Modern Film Studio' a Must For All Film Historians

By Bill Biss | Sep 30, 2021

Author Scott Eyman offers a sharp and focused look at one major studio and Darryl F. Zanuck, the man who truly masterminded its success.

GLAAD Leader and Rock Star Wife Co-Author 'All Moms'

GLAAD Leader and Rock Star Wife Co-Author 'All Moms'

Sep 29, 2021

The leader of GLAAD and her rock star wife are teaming up on a children's book about the many kinds of moms in the world.

Review: For Theater Buffs, 'Putting It Together: How Stephen Sondheim and I Created "Sunday In The Park With George" ' is a Must-Read

Review: For Theater Buffs, 'Putting It Together: How Stephen Sondheim and I Created "Sunday In The Park With George" ' is a Must-Read

By Lewis Whittington | Sep 27, 2021

For musical theater students, and performers on a professional track, this book is essential reading.

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

By Jim Provenzano | Sep 22, 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.

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