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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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BOOK REVIEW: Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker’s Busted

Warts and all. That’s what you see of the Daily News’ crack reporting duo, Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker, in their new book, Busted. These are the […]

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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 […]

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FUN FACT: James Bond Was Named After a Bird Scientist Who Worked at Philly’s Academy of Natural Sciences

If you watch tonight’s BBC in America production of Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond, here’s one fact the film might omit: Ian Fleming […]

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TONIGHT: Author Suzanne Krauss Signs Her Sin City Tell-All at Barnes & Noble

Author Suzanne Krauss, a former Wynnewood resident and graduate of Lower Merion High School, is coming back to Philly to read from her revealing new memoir […]

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Philly Author Warren Hoffman Tackles Racism on Broadway in “The Great White Way”

Are you ready for this, musical theater nerds? The original title of West Side Story was East Side Story, and it was supposed to be […]

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We Want Answers: James McBride

Congratulations on your National Book Award. Thank you. How does it feel to beat out George Saunders, the man who, according to the New York […]

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TONIGHT: One Book, One Philadelphia Launches [EVENT POSTPONED]

Weather permitting, the Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP) is kicking off its 12th annual One Book, One Philadelphia (OBOP) event tonight at its Central Branch location. Here’s […]