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Expanding Gender and Making It Roomier for All Of Us: three from Daylight Books

Janet Mason | Posted 11.25.2015 | Books
Janet Mason

Gender has always been on my mind -- or in my face -- whether I like it or not. As a budding feminist and then a young lesbian with short hair, I was called "Sir" on more than one occasion. I didn't like it, but was happy to have the privileges that being perceived as male brought. I am over six feet tall and trained as a martial artist.

Edward Carey's Iremonger Trilogy

Monica Edinger | Posted 11.18.2015 | Books
Monica Edinger

I am surprised not to see more about Edward Carey's Iremonger Trilogy, the last of which --- Lungdon -- has just been published.

The Right Thing to Say About America

René Zografos | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
René Zografos

I strongly believe I can present accurate responses about how people in the world actually think about the country that we have heard is the greatest country on Earth, and not only quick shallow statements because it's the right thing to say.

Trump or Treat: Lessons in Anthropology

Janet Mason | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
Janet Mason

"It could happen. Trump could get elected. Hitler was elected, you know," said an older friend of mine. My friend and I were sitting in a college classroom where we are taking a class together in anthropology and photography.

Vaporized: Thriving in a Business World That You Can't See, Touch or Feel

Simon Mainwaring | Posted 09.23.2015 | Books
Simon Mainwaring

There is little doubt that the world as we know it is disappearing as technology enables a life driven by intangibles - digital technologies that put more power and control in our hands while demanding less space if any at all.

Trust Thyself: What Girl in the Woods Author Aspen Matis Found on the Trail to Independence

Jaime Lubin | Posted 09.22.2015 | Books
Jaime Lubin

Since its release earlier this month, Aspen Matis' debut memoir has been making headlines as yet another spotlight on the horrors of campus sexual assault. But those expecting a lurid cautionary tale will find something else entirely.

Therese and Isabelle and Living Large: two books to think about

Janet Mason | Posted 09.08.2015 | Books
Janet Mason

The alternative to the LGBT community is to be invisible. There is strength in numbers and in community and that is why we band together. Historicall...

Promoting a Book and the Social Network Inquisition

Renato Barucco | Posted 09.03.2015 | Books
Renato Barucco

Promoting a book on social networks is not as seamless as it sounds, particularly if the book (and relative promotion messages) focuses on sexuality.

Shooting for the Stars, Belsky's Newest Page Turning Thriller

Holly Cara Price | Posted 09.03.2015 | Books
Holly Cara Price

The Kennedy Connection was a cleverly written, suspenseful page turner in the best sense and Shooting for the Stars is its' worthy successor. In this saga, Malloy is thrown into the sleazy, headline-grabbing world of a prime-time TV newsmagazine when he joins forces with a beautiful reporter who has uncovered answers long buried that lead to the solving of a cold case from decades before.

Becoming Fearless: A Conversation With A Girl Undone Author Catherine Linka

Devra Maza | Posted 09.11.2015 | Books
Devra Maza

Catherine Linka knows books. So it shouldn't have surprised her when, before her award-winning debut novel A Girl Called Fearless was even published, she was asked to write a sequel.

When it Rains, it Pours: 50 More Picture Books From a Stellar 2015

Minh Le | Posted 08.24.2015 | Books
Minh Le

Back in February, I said that this year may well prove to be a high water mark for picture books. However, there was no guarantee that the year would continue its torrid pace. Apparently, when it rains, it pours because much to my delight, the wave of great books has continued to roll in.

Memoir in Fantasia: Defining the Indefinable With Buck 65's Wicked and Weird Tales

Jaime Lubin | Posted 08.20.2015 | Books
Jaime Lubin

The acclaimed Canadian hip-hop artist, producer, and radio host is speaking to me via Skype about his new memoir Wicked and Weird: The Amazing Tales of Buck 65, unaware that he's just made the understatement of the century.

Simone de Beauvoir and Loving Authentically

Skye Cleary | Posted 08.03.2015 | Books
Skye Cleary

Romantic loving is, for Simone de Beauvoir, existentially dangerous. Romantic relationships can be such intoxicating experiences that lovers get lost in euphoria. Authentic loving, according to Beauvoir, needs to overcome such traps.

SLAM: The Life of the Lucha Libre

Brad Hobbs | Posted 07.14.2015 | Arts
Brad Hobbs

Katinka Herbert is an East London Based Photographer and has been documenting a very interesting subject of the Lucha Libre for an 8 year period. Ha...

Rick Geary's New Comic, Louise Brooks: Detective

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 07.07.2015 | Books
Thomas Gladysz

Comic book author Rick Geary is a longtime fixture at Comic-Con International. Back in 1980, he took home their Inkpot Award given to individuals for their contributions to the world of comics. And this year, as it has in the past, his artwork (The Toucan) adorns the cover of the official events guide and "Reader" t-shirt.

This is What Happened When Millions of People Read My Article

Amy Morin | Posted 06.30.2015 | Books
Amy Morin

When my sister-in-law sent me a message that read, "I've seen your article in three different places today," the magnitude of the situation sank in. My article had gone viral.

A Pride Celebration: Two Memoirs, Out of Orange and Bettyville

Janet Mason | Posted 06.17.2015 | Books
Janet Mason

In reading two memoirs by members of the LGBT community, I was reminded of our similarities and differences.

Coming Soon: Brian Selznick's The Marvels

Monica Edinger | Posted 06.01.2015 | Books
Monica Edinger

Brian Selznick is one of the great artists of our time. In what is now a trilogy (The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Wonderstruck, and the soon-to-be-out The Marvels) he has created a unique storytelling style, one that blends illustration and text in an engrossingly original way.

8 Books To Devour Over A Long Holiday Weekend

Posted 05.22.2015 | OWN

Beware: These addictive reads will keep you turning the pages -- so much so, you might just forget to barbecue. Girl Underwater By Claire Kell...

An Interview With CEO Ken Dunn (Part Two)

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Kimanzi Constable

This is part two of my interview with Next Century Publishing CEO, Ken Dunn. If you missed part one, check it out here. Ken has an incredible story that lead him to becoming the entrepreneur he is today. Here is his advice for the entrepreneur that's starting or growing a business.

The Evangelical Christian Church and the LGBT Community: 'Winning the Battle but Losing the War'

Janet Mason | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
Janet Mason

As a member of the LGBT community, I have a history of being intolerant of intolerance. But I am a compassionate person by nature, and a believer and a practitioner of mindfulness. I was raised by a secular parents, something that I am grateful for.

Fair Reading About the Panama Pacific International Exposition

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 06.28.2015 | San Francisco
Thomas Gladysz

This year marks the centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (or PPIE), the 1915 world's fair that celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal and trumpeted San Francisco's recovery from the ruinous earthquake and fire of 1906.

Salman Rushdie Chastises Authors Protesting The Charlie Hebdo Tribute

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 04.27.2015 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Salman Rushdie on Monday defended the PEN American Center's plans to honor the magazine Charlie Hebdo, saying the decision of six wr...

What's Your Point? Five Questions Authors Should Ask

Stacey J. Miller | Posted 06.08.2015 | Books
Stacey J. Miller

There's a lot of competition in the marketplace for readers, and you want buyers to choose your work over their other options when they're in the market for a book on your topic.

Religion and the LGBT community: 3 Books to Find Faith

Janet Mason | Posted 06.06.2015 | Religion
Janet Mason

Coming Out in Faith: Voices of LGBTQ Unitarian Universalists edited by Susan A. Gore and Keith Kron was a breath of fresh air. The writers in this collection share their experiences of being amazed at being around straight allies who are genuinely not homophobic.