literature

carmen maria machado, national book award
News

Meet the Philly Writer Who’s a National Book Award Finalist

West Philly’s Carmen Maria Machado doesn’t like New York. But she’s there today. The 31-year-old literary mastermind’s latest collection — Her Body and Other Parties — […]

Ticket

Pulitzer/Oprah-Approved Writer Colson Whitehead Speaks for Free at UPenn

After years as toiling away as a “beloved but kinda underappreciated” Genius-granted author, Colson Whitehead reached superstar status last year with the best-selling The Underground […]

Ticket

12 Things to Do This Week in Lit, Comedy, Art, Theater, Movies and Murder

Style of Attack Report @ Vox Populi | Wednesday, May 10 Philly sci-fi collective Metropolarity celebrates the release of Style of Attack Report, an anthology […]

Ticket

Don’t Panic: 11 Things to Do in Theater, Literature, Pillow Combat and More

Suzanne Ciani @ International House Philadelphia | Wednesday, March 29 Okay, this is a music thing but I missed it yesterday and it deserves some […]

Ticket

Interview: West Philly Writer/Musician Alex Smith

West Philly’s Alex Smith is a man of many talents. I first encountered him at City Paper where I edited and assigned his pieces on arts […]

News

What if You Got Harper Lee to Come to Philly — But Couldn’t Tell Anyone About It?

Harper Lee was known as a recluse. The author of To Kill a Mockingbird — Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, classroom staple, the best courtroom drama of […]

News

Busted Is a Philadelphia Classic

Over the weekend, I finally got around to reading Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love, the March book […]

G Philly

Lesbian Love in the ‘Burbs

Joanne Fleisher was leading the life of a typical suburban wife and mother in Philly – until she fell in love with another woman. She […]

G Philly

LGBT History Month Icons Named

Equality Forum announced the list of LGBT icons for LGBT History Month in October, including Truman Capote, Kate Clinton, Chris Colfer, RuPaul, Don Lemon, Marlene Dietrich and many others.

G Philly

Gore Vidal Dies

Gore Vidal dies. He was among the first American authors to introduce an openly gay character in the novel The City and the Pillar in 1948.

G Philly

Summer Reading Roundup

Reviews of LGBT books this summer by authors including Andy Cohen, Samuel Delaney and more.

G Philly

Weekend Roundup

An LGBT events guide to the first weekend of June in Philadelphia.

G Philly

Weekend Roundup

Friday, May 11 See the new exhibit Collage at the Latvian Society (starting at 9 a.m.) with works by artists from around the country. The event […]

G Philly

Big Gay Book Guide

This season’s selection of LGBT books runs the gamut between memoir and guidebook with insights into unique experiences from the famous and infamous around the […]

G Philly

What to Read, See and Do

Read It Tom of Finland: Life and Work of a Gay Hero (by F. Valentine Hooven III) This anthology takes a serious look at the […]