“Look, let’s not pretend publishers’ reluctance to put out books by queer writers is about money. That’s an excuse. The truth is that they publish all kinds of books by straight writers that don’t sell well at all. It’s about culture. People in power don’t like reading stories from the points of view of the disenfranchised because it threatens their power.”
It’s so easy to be a willing victim—to take the tone of, I know my little book is a giant burden to you, Maker of Money. So I’ll take any little scrap you want to hand me. But as
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I left feeling invigorated instead of depressed, as if there were no bigger fuck-you to The Man than spending a warm evening next to a Melrose-adjacent pool house, drinking wine and talking books with my favorite writers (Noel Alumit and Nina Revoyr among them). But haven’t the gays always waged revolution with style?
In the interest of defeating the sultan…or, like, spending a nice Sunday afte
Katharine Coles and Cheryl Klein
Sunday, June 8 at 2 p.m.
The Ruskin Art Club
310-669-2369 or 818-831-0649
General admission: $10
Students and seniors: $5*
*If you want to bring your old college ID with “Winter Quarter ‘99” blacked out, I certainly won’t bust you.