574 posts categorized "BOOKS "

May 18 2020
Prominent Gay Historian & Author David Carter Dies @ 67 Comments (0)

Stonewall-david-carter-boycultureCarter's book is a highly regarded work of nonfiction on the topic of gay rights. (Image via Macmillan)

David Carter, historian and author of Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution (2004), died May 1 of a heart attack, The New York Times reports.

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May 14 2020
Male Model Show-Off + Sen. Burr Sidelined By Stock Scandal + Bulging Ads + Details Of The Scott Johnson Murder + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Rainbow, meet pot o' gold.

BELOW: Keep reading for a naked model, a senator in hot water (but perhaps for political reasons), a fresh warning about COVID-19, a stale book about Tyra Banks and more ...

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May 06 2020
Sci Fi Sexiness + Lil Nas Sex + Gay Men Trashed For Hell's Kitchen Rona Party + Trump Snubs Mask Touring Mask Factory + NATIONAL ENQUIRER Bailout?! + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Oh, God, this amazing Jamel Shabazz photograph!

BELOW: Keep reading for hot sci fi covers, that sad rona party, Lil Nas X showing some skin, Trump avoiding a mask in a mask factory and more ...

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May 04 2020
I Wish It Would Never End: Why Saying Goodbye To Books Puts Me In A Bind Comments (0)

Flesh-and-fantasy-book-boyculutureDo judge this book by its cover. (Image via St. Martin's Press)

I have a hard time turning the page on things.

The hardest for me is ephemera, various types of which I collect religiously — beefcake photography and clippings, advertising, Madonna magazines and ... books.

I'm a writer, and most of my career has involved some form of publishing, first book publishing (I worked for a rare female literary agent, who was equal parts bohemian and John Bircher; and for St. Martin's Press as an editorial assistant), then news (Reuters, ever so briefly), then porn (when the owner of Mavety Media scoffed at my suggestion he digitize his millions of slides because men would never adapt to jerking off at a computer), then teen entertainment (I founded a pinup mag), then blogging. Through it all, I've published and self-published my own books, too.

In spite of that, I have found less and less time to read over the years, have perhaps even developed — against my will — an aversion to reading anything too long, like a kid seeing a fascinating-looking YouTube video then clicking away upon realizing the length is 8 minutes-plus. In the past few years, I've read scandalously few books, even though I've tried. Does leaving them, half-read, displayed prominently on the little table by my bed count as reading them?

I tried Andrew Sean Greer's orgiastically praised Less, but wanted more.

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Apr 25 2020
Abs: Season 3 + Kim Jong Un Foot In The Grave + MI Republican Wears Confederate Mask + Mr. Rogers Urged Employee To Stay Closeted + Stay-At-Home Protest Queen For Prison + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Good problem to have.

BELOW: Seems like Kim Jong Un is probably dead (along with his surgeon), some killer abs, a story about Mr. Rogers encouraging an employee to stay closeted and more ...

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Apr 24 2020
Ryan Kwanten's Body: That's The Story + Trump's DAY THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMY + Cutting Crew's Nick Van Eede On Reinvented Music + Hockey Player Comes Out + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: One of the last things I did as a teen-mag editor years ago was spend time in Times Square with Gregg Sulkin and his parents. Little did I know he was heading to bigger things, and bigger biceps.

BELOW: Keep reading for Ryan Kwanten's killer body, Trump's China loan, a Trump Administration appointee's racist tweets, my interview with Cutting Crew's Nick Van Eede and more ...

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Apr 22 2020
Newman's Own: WALKING DEAD Actor = Reluctant Bottom + Virtual Pride + Missouri vs. China + Netflix Lesbian Doc + Cockettes & Bettie Page + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Nice wash cloth.

BELOW: Keep reading for lazy-ass Daniel Newman, Missouri fixin' to court COVID-19 while takin' China to court, World of Wonder's COVID-19 benefit, them.'s virtual Pride and more ...

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Apr 19 2020
Sizzlin' Selfie + Famous Studs In A Sauna + Brenda's Beaver + COVID-19 Tragedy In Texas + Gay Masks + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Wrap it up, I'll take it.

BELOW: Keep reading for a sizzlin' selfie, a sexy face mask, naked male stars in a spa, hope for gay Poland, a devastating COVID-19 loss in Texas and more ...

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