Ani DiFranco dominated the alt-folk singer/songwriter scene of the 1990s. But don’t forget about Dar Williams, who released three amazing studio albums during the ’90s (including End of the Summer and Mortal City), and four more in the 2000s…
Archive for December, 2010
In “Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why,” Simon LeVay examines the ‘nature versus nurture’ argument concerning same-sex attraction.
The heroine of “Freedom” spends her late 1970s glory days in “Total Jockworld” as the straight girl on a Big Ten women’s basketball team. The lesser-known “I, Too, Have Suffered in the Garden,” is twice as deep and detailed. ReadOut Short.
Un-Natural State is a beautiful history of Southern gay life in the 20th century. ReadOut Short
This wonderful book about an “interracial couple planning to raise children in a very straight, very black-and-white world” will steal your heart. ReadOut Short
This cloth-bound volume well-illustrates the kaleidoscope that was the famed 1930s-era director/choreographer’s art and life. ReadOut Short
“Sorry, Not Dead Yet” appears at first to be another “I was diagnosed with HIV, I was a drug addict, my life went to hell, and look at how much better I am now” story. Wrong. ReadOut Short
Nick is a police officer interrogating a burglary suspect, Marlen, who seems to know all Nick’s deepest secrets. Marlen is immortal, Nick is continually reincarnated, and the two have been lovers across time. ReadOut Short
Randy Schmidt, an openly gay music teacher in the Dallas/Fort Worth area writes this revealing biography of one of pop music’s most talented yet tragic figures. ReadOut Short