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let's talk about boys and kissing

Yeah!  Let’s!  Admittedly, these chicks may be talking about the adorable joey.  What a cutie!  But I like to think they’re obediently conforming to the dominant paradigm and submitting to externally imposed peer-group  demands, just the same. 207 more words

Gay Fiction

Is A Picture Worth A Thousand Words? Black Hole by Charles Burns (2005) and Fun Home By Alison Bechdel (2006)

Is a picture worth a thousand words?  Sometimes.

To be honest, I’ve never been a big fan of graphic novels, considering them to be more expensive and lengthier cousins of comic books.   1,268 more words

They've Come for Your Guts

They’ve Come for Your Guts

I named my in-store display ‘They’ve Come for Your Guts’ because each of these writers took my guts in loving, weathered hands and twisted, tweaked, polished, pinched, and molded them into something a little different than what they were before. 567 more words

Book Review

Fun Home Comes Home to Pennsylvania

by Brenda Hillegas

Cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s childhood home on Maple Avenue exists in Beech Creek, Pennsylvania. It’s also a main setting in the musical Fun Home… 406 more words


MMT Quick Review of FUN HOME on Broadway Philadelphia June 13-18

Last night was my first time seeing Fun Home, the 2015 winner of five Tony Awards – including its historic win for Best Musical, the first ever for a show written exclusively by women (Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori). 269 more words

Theater Thoughts

Fun Home

Fun Home
Alison Bechdel
4 Stars

Alison Bechdel’s comic/memoir traces the intertwined threads of her life; their father-daughter relationship, her homosexuality, her father’s closeted homosexuality and his death. 194 more words


Welcome to the Fun Home: Alison Bechdel and the Family

In a queer person’s life, often, the relationship with their family plays a major role. Whether it be about their parents adjusting to having a queer child, or sibling, and trying to learn; or if they, as can too often be the case, react negatively. 865 more words