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Oscar Wilde, environmentalist

Oscar Wilde, environmentalist

By Peter Garland

Oscar Wilde is generally thought of as a proponent of gay rights, which has led to the equality we see today, but even more important may have been his role as an environmentalist.

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By Tim Pfaff | March 12, 2019

Jacob Tobia's new memoir "Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story" (Putnam) joins a rapidly growing, if not yet groaning shelf of books on what it is like to be trans, gender queer, gender non-conforming.

By Tim Pfaff | February 26, 2019

"A ghost knows who to scare," Marlon James writes in a characteristically pithy chapter-opening sentence midway through his 600-page new fantasy novel "Black Leopard, Red Wolf" (Riverhead). So, let it be said, does James.


By Roberto Friedman | February 26, 2019

The new book "Pagan Light — Dreams of Freedom and Beauty in Capri" by Jamie James (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) is a social history of the isle and its place in the Western imagination.

By John F. Karr | February 26, 2019

You don't have to know a jot about the New Narrative to find Killian's new book "Fascination" (Semiotext(e) Native Agents, $16.95) a goddam laugh riot.


By Jim Piechota | February 26, 2019

In author Stephen King's "Elevation"'s brief 160 pages, we meet Scott Carey, an athletic 42-year-old Castle Rock, Maine man.

By Tavo Amador | February 26, 2019

Edited by Peggy Fox and Thomas Keith, "The Luck of Friendship: The Letters of Tennessee Williams and James Laughlin" (Norton, $39.95) chronicles the decades-long relationship between the author and the founder of his publisher New Directions.


By Brian Bromberger | February 12, 2019

"Jerome Robbins: A Life in Dance," published by Yale University Press as part of its "Jewish Lives" series, is no love letter.

By Gregg Shapiro | February 5, 2019

Visit your favorite independent bookseller or the love-it-or-hate-it Amazon.com to reserve and order copies of these forthcoming LGBTQ books for readers of all rainbow stripes.


By Tim Pfaff | February 5, 2019

Architect Philip Johnson is the title subject of Mark Lamster's rich, authoritative, compulsively readable new biography, "The Man in the Glass House" (Little, Brown).

By David-Elijah Nahmod | February 5, 2019

"We Make It Better: The LGBTQ Community and Their Positive Contributions to Society" co-authors Eric Rosswood and Kathleen Archambeau share stories of people from queer history, and explain how their contributions made the world a better place.


By Roberto Friedman | January 29, 2019

With a title like "1,000 Books To Read Before You Die — A Life-Changing List" by James Mustich (Workman), you know someone like Out There is going to be coming along to deflate the balloon.

By Jim Piechota | January 29, 2019

Whether or not you appreciate "Drag Race" hostess and impresario RuPaul Andre Charles, he remains one of the pioneers of the drag queen universe after three decades as a public figure.


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