By exploring the historical and artistic significance of cruising throughout poetry, photography, and visual culture, the book produces a rich and exciting topography of queer culture that posits a reflexive relationship of vicarious cruising between “cruising texts” and their consumers.
University of Minnesota Press
Book Review: “The Last Bookseller” — A Breezy Memoir of Life in the Rare Book Trade
The arrival of the internet adds a sour-grapes ending to an otherwise fairly compelling narrative.
June Short Fuses – Materia Critica
Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.
Book Review: “Dharma Lion” — The Rich Heritage of Allen Ginsberg
The power of Allen Ginsberg’s legacy could be felt in the controversy over the decision to award Bob Dylan the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Book Review: John Vassos — Shaping the Look of Modern Technology
John Vassos, Industrial Design for Modern Life is not only an essential book for designers, but for those who love the history of design.
Book Review and Appreciation: Murray Talks Music, and So Much More — the Legacy and Lessons of Albert Murray
Murray Talks Music shows how brilliant Albert Murray could be even when he didn’t have time to polish his prose.
Book Review: “Les Diaboliques” — An Essential Hidden Dimension in French Literature
In “Les Diaboliques” readers must expect quite a lot of crime and some misogyny as well.