Here’s what I’ve been “writing elsewhere” since the 5th of February. Yep. It’s really been that long!
At the corner of your eye:
- I wrote a joint review of In Search of Gay America (1989) and Art and Sex in Greenwich Village (2007).
- I reviewed Seanan McGuire’s new Discount Armageddon (2012).
- I shared a list of books read, not yet reviewed (sensing a theme at all?).
- I posted the second episode of Ivor the Engine (1958), a children’s television show from England. Oliver Postgate wins the things.
- I reviewed six books at once in a pre-vacation round-up on subjects ranging from last year’s best sex writing to the nature of identity in the twenty-first century.
- I shared a list of ten books purchased but not yet read (randomly chosen from the many titles on our shelves!).
- I reviewed The Hound of Conscience (1981), a history of English conscientious objectors of the First World War.
- Also Bachelors and Bunnies (2011), a history of gender relations as articulated in the pages of Playboy through the 1970s.
- I linked to my friend Natalie’s interview about Clover Adams at LibraryThing.
- Tuesday Teasers #6 (3 Apr 12).
- I mused about getting angry on behalf of the people we love.
- Following a conversation with author Rachel Hills, I asked what makes sex “good”?
- I shared the digital components to Chicago History Museum’s “Out in Chicago” exhibition.
- I bitched about the breathless coverage of the new erotic novel Fifty Shades of Gray. (Seriously? We have to learn all over again for the first time women do enjoy sex/porn/reading?)
- I noted an interesting article in the most recent Bitch magazine about what gay men can gain from feminist thought and activism.
- I investigated sexual flavor strips so you don’t have to, and asked what we gain and lose from having such a product marketed to us.
- Tuesday Teasers #5 (14 Feb 12).
- I reviewed Samhita Mukhopadhyay’s Outdated (2012).
Hope y’all are enjoying a long and fruitful spring. Can’t believe we’re heading back into baseball season already here in Boston … that time of year when you have to calculate the options for your commute home based on the relative number of Red Sox fans crawling around the neighborhood!
*Before you ask, yes. I was completely besotted with Cicely Mary Barker’s flower fairies as a wee one. In my defenseI think I assumed they all behaved a bit like Tiki from The Fairy Rebel.