David Massengill

(In)sincerely, the Editors

Scratching the surface of literary journal rejection letters.

 

John Saul

18 Seattle books

1. Terry Brooks, The Sword of Shannara (1977): In the first installment of Seattle-based Brooks' Shannara series, eight idiosyncratic adventurers search for the sword that… Continue reading

 

Marisa Paredes looms over Cecilia Roth.

All About My Mother

The portrait of a lady.

 

All You Need

A feminist embraces a cold world.

American Scheme

American Scheme

FIXER CHAO by Han Ong (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, $24) WILLIAM PAULINHA hasn't had a pleasant American dream. The antihero of playwright Han Ong's debut… Continue reading

American Scheme
Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Gay men's body consciousness and the rise of the muscle monster.

Beauty and the Beast
Best of the Fest

Best of the Fest

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21Stories of Setting, Characters of Place: Writing from the West—America's geographical frontier may be a topic of the past, but the West and… Continue reading

Best of the Fest

Big Beat

A ghost from the past doles out the essential readings of Jack Kerouac

Nick Hornby

Book events

JONATHAN HOLDEN The Kansas State University poet-in-residence reads from his work and talks about the life of Richard Hugo. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th, 322-7030.… Continue reading

Nick Hornby
Book picks

Book picks

Bailey/Coy Books—Amy Bloom reads from her new collection of short stories, A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You (9/7). Jean Borysenko, the… Continue reading

Book picks

Books

1. Go. Writers—those often troubled, insufficiently loved individuals who've spent thousands of hours hunched over a keyboard crafting something especially for YOU—need all the support… Continue reading

Eleventh Hour's Bob Redmond

Books

Hello! On Eleventh Hour Productions' Web site, the nonprofit literary arts organization declares its belief in three things: "that disenfranchised voices hold creative power, that… Continue reading

Eleventh Hour's Bob Redmond
Boys Will Be Boys

Boys Will Be Boys

The case that shattered theories about gender identity.

Boys Will Be Boys

Breath in the afternoon

Frustrated writer documents bullfighting to forget depression.

Fernando Ramallo pining for love.

Buddies

Teen boys become more than friends, less than lovers.

Fernando Ramallo pining for love.
Buds

Buds

Mark Jude Poirier's debut novel runs deeper than bong water.

Buds

Charity of the Week

Feed the world

Crowd pleaser

Crowd pleaser

Tales of alienation that are accessible to all.

Crowd pleaser
Diamond Dust

Diamond Dust

"THE ARTIST'S LIFE," a story from Anita Desai's new collection Diamond Dust, features Polly, a young girl fresh from summer camp who realizes she's an… Continue reading

Diamond Dust
John Mahoney off the diamond.

Drama queens

It's boo-hoo for West Hollywood in this new gay flick.

John Mahoney off the diamond.