Books

LGBTQ related books, art and design books, coffee table books in general.

This Is Why Murray Bartlett Loves the New “Tales of the City”

Years after Looking, Murray Bartlett heads back to the City by the Bay to give an iconic queer story a new chapter. Once Upon a “Tales” In the 1970s, author and gay...

10 Reasons You Must Hear Jane Curtin Read “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

If you enjoyed recent Melissa McCarthy-starring Oscar-contender Can You Ever Forgive Me?, should you listen to the audiobook of the memoir that inspired it? In a word: yes....

Three Top Reasons Musical Theater Lovers Will Miss Carol Channing

Why should you mourn the death of actress, singer and musical theater legend Carol Channing, who has died at the age of 97, leaving a legacy of great performances and...

In a Gender-Bending Memoir, an Author Transitions From Male to Female — and Back

An awe-inspiring memoir chronicles one individual’s transition from identifying as male to identifying as female — and then male again. Brian Belovitch has spent much of his...

“A Fish Doesn’t Know When It’s Wet”: Pharrell’s New Book

A Fish Doesn’t Know When It’s Wet By Pharrell Williams; Rizzoli New York; $55 It’s likely you know Pharrell best from his musical successes, including co-producing songs for...

Ryan McGinley’s Photo Essay Book “Mirror Mirror”: Inside the Looking Glass

Ryan McGinley: Mirror Mirror By Ryan McGinley; Rizzoli Electa; $39.95 A few years ago, noted photographer Ryan McGinley was in search of a collaborative  challenge, so he asked...

How Gay Is Jenifer Lewis’ “Mother of Black Hollywood”?

I dove into the audiobook version of Jenifer Lewis’ Mother of Black Hollywood without realizing what a fierce ally of the LGBTQ community she has been all along, but I’m...

What Marvel Hero Stan Lee Left the LGBTQ Community

Stan Lee, the man behind such superheroes as Spider-Man, the Black Panther, the Incredible Hulk and Daredevil — to name but a few — has died at 95. While his passing will no...

Never Be Royals? Follow Them in a New Book: “Modern Monarchy”

By Chris Jackson; Rizzoli; $45 from the real-life ratings juggernauts of their regal nuptials to the fictionalized recent history of Netflix’s The Crown, few subjects draw more...

A Childrens’ Book On the Stonewall Riots? Yes, That’s On the Way

A new children’s picture book about the Stonewall riots will be on shelves and in bookstores by April 2019 — just in time for the 50th anniversary of the uprising. Not...

Did She Invent “Fierce?” See “Grace Jones A-Z: The Life of an Icon”

By Steve Wide with Illustrations by Babeth Lafon; Smith Street Books; $29.99 A is for Androgyny. B is for banned. C is for cowl. D is for disco. When you’re as fierce an...

“1000 Tattoos” Will Help You Think Ink By Checking Out the Best of the Best

Once considered the purview of sailors and criminals, tattoos have increasingly become nearly ubiquitous in Western Culture. (There’s even a reality competition show about it...