Mob manic

Posted on 19 May 2017 at 7:25am

The weekend was all set. Detective Heath Barrington had everything planned down to the last detail: He and police officer Alan Keyes were heading to a cabin in Northern Wisconsin, just the two of them, under the guise of a “fishing trip.”  It was 1947, after all, and discretion was absolutely necessary for two professional […]

Little bears

Posted on 19 May 2017 at 7:20am

Photog Blake Little brings his sexy books to Dallas in time for TBRU   When we say we’re always excited to see “Little bears,” we don’t mean grizzly cubs or koalas or even small-statured hairy gay men — in fact, we don’t mean “tiny” at all. Nope, we are referring to the bearish men that […]

Books: Scores

Posted on 10 Mar 2017 at 7:20am

Scores: How I Opened the Hottest Strip Club in New York City, Was Extorted Out of Millions by the Gambino Family, and Became One of the Most Successful Mafia informants in FBI History by Michael D. Blutrich (BenBella Books 2017) $26.95; 328 pp. How does it happen that a gay man would own a mainstream […]

Sexual roundelay

Posted on 17 Feb 2017 at 7:25am

Post-Valentine’s, an illustrated history of celebrities sleeping around   The Art of the Affair by Catherine Lacey and Forsyth Harmon (Bloomsbury 2017) $20; 88 pp. It’s all about who you know — or, as in the The Art of the Affair, who you’ve dallied with. Somehow, in some way, the people you meet leave fingerprints […]

Making lemonade

Posted on 10 Feb 2017 at 6:30am

Out self-help author and motivational speaker M.J. Dougherty moves ahead by screwing up   Life has handed M.J. Dougherty many lemons — perhaps more than his fair share. Yet he has deftly managed to transform the proverbial sour fruit of hardship into something sweetly satisfying. Compiling anecdotes of his triumph over personal misfortune, Dougherty authored […]

Book review: ‘My Son Wears Heels’

Posted on 27 Jan 2017 at 7:00am

Though Julie Tarney had known since he was born that her son Harry was a unique little guy, she was still taken aback when he asked how she knew that he was a boy. Harry was just 2 then, and Tarney thought it was a normal question for a child that age. But his next […]

Gender studies

Posted on 13 Jan 2017 at 6:00am

Trans issues addressed through an audiobook and photography Beast by Brie Spangler, read by Andrew Eiden (Blackstone Audio c.2016) $34.95 8.5 hours, 7 CDs. In its most basic description, it’s a muscle. Nothing computerized, no easy-to-follow instructions or list of parts. Nope, it’s a muscle — a dub-thumping, miraculous group of cells beating when you […]

Season’s readings

Posted on 30 Dec 2016 at 6:45am

The best books of 2016 — in fiction, nonfiction and children’s lit Got books? If you were me, the answer would be, “Ohhh, yeah!” Shelves of them, in fact, over the last 52 weeks Here are some of the better reads in 2016, in no particular order. FICTION I’m not sure why, but I couldn’t […]


Posted on 09 Dec 2016 at 7:35am

Gamechangers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History by Molly Schiot (Simon & Schuster 2016) $25; 310 pp. Growing up, Molly Schiot “thought only men could be champions.” Most popular sports-themed movies indicated as much; so did TV shows. Few tales of women in sports were widely known, so Schiot, a Hollywood director, searched until she […]

A Jones for history

Posted on 25 Nov 2016 at 7:20am

Legendary AIDS activist Cleve Jones writes the memoir he’s always wanted Activist Cleve Jones has lived an extraordinary life, filled with world-changing friends and figureheads from Harvey Milk to Dustin Lance Black. Portrayed by Emile Hirsch in the Gus Van Sant-directed Milk, Jones founded the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt (the story of which is […]