Cruising Happiness: On Garth Greenwell’s “Cleanness”
Eric Newman reviews the latest from Garth Greenwell, “Cleanness.”
Pointing to the Trap
LARB gender and sexuality editor Eric Newman considers “Females” by Andrea Long Chu.
“Call Me by Your Name” Gets a Dubious Sequel in André Aciman’s “Find Me”
Eric Newman reviews “Find Me,” André Aciman’s underwhelming sequel to “Call Me by Your Name.”
Is That All There Is?: Queer Culture and Politics on the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall
Much has changed in the 50 years since the flashpoint of the modern LGBTQ movement, but there is still much more to do.
Technicolor Saints and Celebrated Outlaws: An Interview with John Rechy
Eric Newman speaks with John Rechy about his latest novel, “Pablo!,” and the struggles and pleasures that have attended his long career as a writer.
The Self in Sex: Lust and Loss in Jonathan Dollimore’s “Desire: A Memoir”
Eric Newman considers Jonathan Dollimore's "Desire: A Memoir."
Between the Sheets: Sex, Power, and Literary Desire in John Rechy’s “After the Blue Hour”
Eric Newman appreciates the lessons of “After the Blue Hour” by John Rechy.
The Intimate World of Edmund White
The latest from America’s fabulist of post-Stonewall gay life documents an increasingly narrow vision of a queer world.
Queer Kinship: Truman Capote’s Early Stories and the Queer Child
Blueprints of the august, confident and delightfully acerbic writer-to-come.
The Feels of Friendship
Same-sex friendship and homoeroticism in Korean dramas
Republic of Trauma
Roxane Gay has written an important and unforgettable new novel that expertly navigates the emotional terrain between captivity and freedom, trauma and healing, the personal and the political.