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Yiyun Li--"A Small Flame" (New Yorker, May 8, 2017)

SOUNDTRACK: VIOLENTS & MONICA MARTIN-Tiny Desk Concert #625 (June 5, 2017).

I don’t really understand why Jeremy Larson chose the name Violents.  His music is anything but–pretty piano melodies with (in this show) really nice string arrangements.  950 more words

Short Story

Laerte-se (2017) - Film Review

Available to watch on Netflix. This documentary explores the life of Brazilian cartoonist Laerte Coutinho, who in 2004 came out as a transgender woman after nearly six decades of living as a heterosexual man. 334 more words

Curtis Sittenfeld--"The Prairie Wife" (New Yorker, February 13 & 20, 2017)

SOUNDTRACK:  CHICANO BATMAN-Tiny Desk Concert #612 (April 17, 2017).

In the blurb for this show, Felix says that he was sol by their name.  And I am too.  690 more words

Funny (ha Ha)

HANDSOME DEVIL

Writer & Director / John Butler (THE BACHELOR WEEKEND)
Stars/ Fionn O’Shea, Nicholas Galitzine, Andrew Scott, Moe Dunford and Michael McElhatton

The surprise screening at this year’s Melbourne Queer Film Festival was this Irish comedy/drama about an unlikely friendship that develops between two young men who are polar opposites. 337 more words

Drama

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Becky Albertalli, the author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, has penned a very readable second novel, The Upside of Unrequited. In my review of the first book I said, “If you’re looking for just a fun romance, try… 201 more words

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We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Ms. LaCour can pack a lot into three days, which is the time span of her latest novel, We Are Okay.  (By the way, it only took me two days to read, it’s that engrossing.) Mabel’s mother died when she was  young and she lived with her grandfather, each having their own bedroom and sharing the common space of the kitchen, living room and dining room. 284 more words

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The Ritz (1976)

By Richard Winters

My Rating: 3 out of 10

4-Word Review: Hiding out in bathhouse.

On the run from is homicidal brother-in-law (Jerry Stiller) heterosexual businessman Gaetano (Jack Weston) decides to hide out inside a Manhattan bathhouse unaware that it’s for gay men only until he’s already stuck inside. 424 more words

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