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Troubled souls in Chris Dennis' stories

Troubled souls in Chris Dennis' stories

By Jim Piechota

One of the great things about author Chris Dennis' outstanding debut story collection "Here Is What You Do" is its penchant for expressing the tone of uneasiness in his characters.

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By Tim Pfaff | September 3, 2019

In its subtitle, Alex Espinosa's new book, "Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pastime" (The Unnamed Press), "history" seems almost to relegate to the past the pleasures of what was a "pastime."

By Gregg Shapiro | August 27, 2019

Summer has come and gone, but don't be sad. Autumn means a harvest of new books to read throughout the season.


By Tim Pfaff | August 27, 2019

The brightest star of Amanda Lee Koe's debut novel "Delayed Rays of a Star" (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday) is Amanda Lee Koe. The queer, Singapore-born, New York-based Koe's book is one of those astronomical rarities people get up in the night to behold.

By Tim Pfaff | August 24, 2019

I initially sensed a word play lurking in the title of Tim Murphy's new novel, "Correspondents" (Grove Press), but if so, it went past me.


By Roberto Friedman | August 13, 2019

Right now Out There is working alongside two colleagues who also moonlight as well-read gay authors.

By Jim Piechota | August 13, 2019

In his new memoir "Mr. Know-It-All," outspoken self-proclaimed "filth elder" John Waters opens a Pandora's Box of opinions, secrets, and stories.


By Tim Pfaff | August 6, 2019

In author Pajtim Statovci'ssecond novel, "Crossing" (Pushkin Press), he has gone deeper. The territory is still the refugee experience, depicted with even more harrowing realism.

By Roberto Friedman | July 30, 2019

The headline is not meant to be insulting. It's an homage to a new book titled, "My Week Beats Your Year — Encounters with Lou Reed, 1972-2013" (Hat & Beard Press) compiled by Michael Heath and edited by Pat Thomas.


By Jim Piechota | July 30, 2019

Novelist, architect and poet Luis Panini grabs love and lust by the collar and insists we pay careful attention to his unflinching assessment of how they intertwine, overwhelm, and ultimately burn each other out.

By Tim Pfaff | July 23, 2019

The rigors and satisfactions of living in remote places for a certain type of LGBTQ people are rarely articulated more artfully and artistically than they are in Mike Parker's "On the Red Hill."


By Tavo Amador | July 23, 2019

Good murder mysteries simultaneously challenge the reader and afford a splendid way to relax, whether spending the summer at home or away.

By Terri Schlichenmeyer | July 23, 2019

What's your style, what makes you confident? How do you know what to wear for the occasion? Read "Naturally Tan" by Tan France, and see what fits.


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