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STUDY: Kids Who Read Harry Potter Books More Tolerant of Minorities

A nifty new study says that you may be casting a spell on your kids by letting them read Harry Potter series—one that vamooses prejudice. Research […]

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It’s Always Sunny Gang Publishing Self-Help Book

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia characters Mac, Charlie, Sweet Dee, Dennis, and Frank have concocted a get-rich-quick scheme: a self-help book, and it’s getting published in […]

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Amazon Introduces “Netflix for Books”-Style Service

AP reports that Amazon is rolling out a new service that—for $9.99 a month—allows Kindle users unlimited access to “thousands of electronic books and audiobooks.” […]

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The Be Well Philly Summer Reading List

The dog days of summer are a time to relax and recharge. And what better way to do exactly that than laying out (sunscreen on, […]

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Joan Rivers Can Say Whatever the @$%* She Wants!

In 1967, Joan Rivers performed on The Ed Sullivan Show.  Her act, although amazingly mild to today’s standards, was groundbreaking for a female comic in the […]

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Gay Philly Picks Some of Their Favorite Summer Reads

Summer is here, and it’s a great time to pick up a book to enjoy while lounging at Rittenhouse Park or while soaking up the […]

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Local Architect Publishes Adorable Children’s eBook Series

The Memoirs of Winthrop Little is an interactive children’ book series app dreamt up by Wayne resident and architect Jeffrey Martin. The story is written by an adorable teddy bear named Winthrop […]

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Philly Writer Wins IPPY Award for Gay Romance Novel Unbroken

A while back I told you about Philly writer Larry Benjamin, whose 2013 novel Unbroken is nominated for one of this year’s Lambda Literary Awards […]

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Michael Smerconish Writes Novel, Has Pillows with His Own Silhouette On Them

The Washington Post returns to the main line in Friday’s paper with a profile of Michael Smerconish. Smerconish was once seen as a rising star […]

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Philly Author Examines
LGBT Representation in Media in
Pop Culture Freaks

Dr. Dustin Kidd and I met at the Starbucks at 12th and Walnut to discuss his latest book, Pop Culture Freaks. I asked him here to learn more […]

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Are Children’s Books Sexist?

Here are some of the things you can learn in The Daring Book for Girls and its sequels: • How to make a geyser out […]

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Philly Morrissey Fans Show Off Tats for New Book

Philadelphia Morrissey fans: Show a little skin this Sunday and you could be featured in an upcoming photo book. Mozzites with ink to prove it will […]

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Local Writers Nominated for Lambda Literary Awards

After thumbing through a record-breaking 746 submissions, the Lambda Literary Foundation has announced the nominees for the 26th annual Lammys. The list, which rewards excellence […]

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Questlove Signs Deal to Write Another Memoir

Reverb reports that Philly Roots drummer Questlove has signed a deal to write a book about his life:

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LGBT Black History Month Spotlight:
7 Questions With Gay-Romance Novelst Larry Benjamin

In partnership with Philadelphia Black Gay Pride, every day throughout the month of February we will spotlight one of the most important black movers and shakers in […]