Tag Archives: Queer

Stranger

Brown, Rachel Manija, and Sherwood Smith. Stranger. New York: Viking, 2014. Stranger is genre-crossing, told from five separate points of view, and written in collaboration by two writers, but there’s nothing rambling or uneven about it. In fact, the excellent … Continue reading

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Lizard Radio

Schmatz, Pat. 2015. Lizard Radio. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press. Kivali Kerwin just turned 15 and her foster mother Sheila has dropped her off at CropCamp for indoctrination into the regulated behaviors and emotions required by the government. Despite being upset … Continue reading

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Against Equality

Conrad, Ryan (Editor). (2014). Against Equality: Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion. Oakland, CA: AK Press. This anthology is a republication of three previous anthologies into one volume. Against Equality is a collective founded by Ryan Conrad and Yasmin Nair in … Continue reading

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God Loves Hair

Shraya, Vivek (Author) and Neufeld, Juliana (Illustrator). (2014). God Loves Hair. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press. This tiny book is a beautiful gem. In 21 very short stories, Vivek Shraya leads the reader on a gentle exploration of his childhood and … Continue reading

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Kaboom

A stranger from the internet with a mutual interest in John Waters pointed me toward Gregg Araki, so I checked out Kaboom. It’s his second-most recent film, released in 2010, and the recipient of the first Queer Palm award at … Continue reading

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