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PHOTOS: Barbara Proud’s First Comes Love Book Launch at UArts

A book launch and reception was held Friday night at University of the Arts for photographer and Associate Professor Barbara Proud’s new page-turner First Comes Love: Portraits of Enduring […]

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Local Kickstarter Campaign Asks Women to Draw Penises

Philadelphia writer Alex Millard has begun a Kickstarter campaign to fund a project that asks women to draw penises, and then write a six-word bio about them.

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Queer Pop-Up Book Shop Series Begins This Weekend

Philly AIDS Thrift re-opened the doors to Giovanni’s Room last Friday, debuting a new space that, much like its store in Queen Village, will sell […]

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The Reading List: 5 Free Library Author Events Worth Seeing

Author: Tavis Smiley Book: Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year Description: “A revealing and dramatic chronicle […]

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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 […]


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 […]