Tag: Books and Literature

Nonfiction: In One City, 2,000 Years of Gay History

QUEER CITYGay London from the Romans to the Present DayBy Peter Ackroyd262 pp. Abrams Press. $26. Image The...

Books of The Times: Far From the Shore, a Happy Couple Takes a Turn for the Worse

A woman is digging a grave. This is harder than you might think — it takes forever and...

Nonfiction: Royal Ladies, Royal Intrigue

Goldstone’s forthright and often witty asides keep this complicated story bowling along at a terrific pace. Commenting on...

Fiction: Imagining the Unhappy Life of Stan Laurel

HEBy John Connolly456 pp. Quercus. $26.99. There is nothing surprising anymore about a sad clown. So many melancholy...

Nonfiction: Berenice Abbott: She Was a Camera

It’s funny that such a strong personality devoted her career to creating what she saw as an egoless,...

Royal Reading for the Royal Wedding

Advertisement Your fascination with William, Kate, Harry and Meghan is not superficial. Here’s how to take it even...

Fiction: Scandal Puts a Gay Father in Prison. What of His Gay Son, a Generation Later?

Photo Credit Eleanor Taylor THE SPARSHOLT AFFAIRBy Alan Hollinghurst417 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $28.95. Alan Hollinghurst’s new novel...

Fiction: The Mysterious ‘Parking Lot Attendant’ at the Center of a Web of Intrigue

Tamirat has an excellent eye for the minor detail that becomes important in retrospect. Of Ayale, the narrator...

SKetchbook: Revisiting of the Legacy of the Fonz

James Kochalka is a comic book artist and writer known for the series “American Elf” and “Johnny Boo.”...

Fiction: A Paralyzed Army Vet Walks Again. Is He Healed — or Is It a Hoax?

Photo Credit Rui Tenreiro ANATOMY OF A MIRACLEThe True Story of a Paralyzed Veteran, a Mississippi Convenience Store,...