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Body Counts

By Sean McShee | Saturday Apr 19, 2014
Long time HIV survivor Sean Strub has played a central role in the movement for self-empowerment of the HIV infected. Recently, he has focused on issues of HIV criminalization. Now he’s published a memoir.

Honor (And Other Things) Among Thieves :: Steven Saylor on ’Raiders of the Nile’

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
Openly gay mystery writer and historical novelist Steven Saylor takes a page from the novels of Ancient Greece with the newest adventure of his Ancient Roman investigator, Gordianus -- which is set in Ancient Egypt! Saylor elaborates.

Re-Booting the Past :: Kristen Kathryn Rusch on Writing, and Re-Writing, History

By Kilian Melloy | Saturday Apr 12, 2014
Kristine Kathryn Rusch writes lots of books, in lots of genres. Two her most recent are "Enemy Within" and "Street Justice," both set in the sixties and seventies, an era of widespread prejudices. EDGE gets the story on the stories.

Call Me Burroughs

By Steven Bergman | Friday Apr 11, 2014
A thorough look inside the life of one of the Beat Generation’s founding fathers, who was always honest if not admirable.

The Marriage Act: The Risk I Took to Keep My Best Friend in America, and What It Taught Us About Love

By Terri Schlichenmeyer | Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
What makes a marriage work? Is it effort, honesty, trust, acceptance, love? Or, as in the new book "The Marriage Act" by Liza Monroy, should you strive to marry your best friend -- even if it’s illegal?

Age of Radiance

By Steve Weinstein | Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
Nelson has managed to make the history of the Atomic Age, from the Curies’ discovery of radiation to the Fukushima Daiichi power plant disaster, not only readable but completely fascinating.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying

By Kitty Drexel | Tuesday Apr 8, 2014
Leifer discusses at length how difficult it is to be a woman in comedy. She understands firsthand how sexism marks her chosen field and uses the bias against her to her advantage.

"101 Vagina" Goes on National Book Tour

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Apr 7, 2014
Photographer Philip Werner has compiled 101 black and white photos of women’s vaginas, with a message, story or poem written by the subject to accompany the photo. The result is the profound and cheeky "101 Vaginas."

I Loved You More

By Christopher Verleger | Monday Apr 7, 2014
An emotionally fragile New York writer can’t decide between his lifelong crush and his female best friend in Tom Spanbauer’s entangled novel.

A View From A Broad

By Daniel Scheffler | Monday Apr 7, 2014
Once more, the 1981 memoir of the favorite redhead, not Annie no, our Bette Midler.