The undercurrent of the book is the link between Japonisme, aesthetics, and queer culture: Admiring Japan was, in several cases, shorthand for queerness and a dainty homoeroticism.
Buying Gay is a thorough, and extremely entertaining read that delights in several ways, and especially in terms of David K. Johnson’s analysis of the tropes of physique magazines.
A recently published volume of Vernon Lee’s writing reveals a woman who is a product of privilege, as well as someone who used what it afforded her to resist the status quo.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Artist Ryan Wilks and I are two men of different generations who have had similar experiences of being queer.
When I walked into Emily Roysdon’s latest exhibition, If Only a Wave, at Participant Inc., I initially felt like I might not be able to decipher the work.