“The path of least resistance is to write off 50 Shades of Grey as harmless fluff, but frankly, after editing over one hundred novels full of distortions and abuse, I don’t think I could respect myself if I did so.”
Topics include Mary Karr, YouTube rooms, the ferry Sewol sinking, murder, child abuse, Kara Swisher, Ed Albee and moar!
Introducing Tango, a shining star in the galaxy of Straddler-Journalers!
Zadie Smith, superlatives, reader’s block, Samantha Irby, public domain reviews, queer book fairs and more.
Listen up all queermos within striking distance of Philly! There’s a new bookstore coming your way — a very very queer bookstore with a café and art and all sorts of amazing things. And it’s being built from the ground up by community members Makella Craelius and Puppett.
With new books by Roxane Gay, Hannah Hart, Sarah Waters, Radclyffe and more, there are lots of things to read and talk about.
Topics include the new face of hunger, The Olive Garden, CeCe McDonald, college rankings, sitcom cities, Amway, PTSD, “hiking while black” and moar!
In which we discuss the integral role of ice cream in fighting the patriarchy.
Spread the gay agenda with these colourful, easy-to-read books teaching love, acceptance, and science.
Topics include the case for reparations as explained by Ta-Nehisi Coates, AM Homes, a Vine romance gone wrong, how to be a writer, turning 30 and more!
Some of my favorite places to people watch include the grocery store, where I am fascinated by the contents of people’s carts, and the airport, where I have been known to spend layovers wondering where that man in the three-piece suit is going and what possessed him to wear a vest in the middle of July.
Reading online, typewriters, trans literature, romance fiction as feminist fiction and more.
This extraordinary photojournalism project highlights young queer lives and stories.
Topics include class rage, the crash of EgyptAir 990, the cruise ship industry, elephant abuse at the circus, Justin Bieber, falling in love with everything and more!
“Wildly, the girls locked to each other. Their bodies were gleaming now with sweat. Lip to lip, breast to breast, thigh to slippery thigh, they heaved and gyrated, ecstasy rising like a lava wave.”
A picture is worth a thousand words, but the pictures themselves are pretty nice, too.
This shiny new collection of queer Southern poetry and stories is guaranteed to stick to your ribs.
Topics include sex work in Rio, a polyamory conference, a men’s rights conference, Adam Levine, the two Baltimores, student debt and moar!
The Miseducation of Cameron Post’s removal from a summer reading list, literary books coming out this fall, trigger warnings, marginalizing women’s writing and more.
“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”