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“Becoming Dangerous:” A Mixed Bag of Witch Tricks

I discovered Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner on the bottom, dusty shelf of a local bookstore way back in 1997. I asked for tarot cards that Christmas, and it’s been a slippery slope since. There was no way I was going to pass up Becoming Dangerous: Witchy Femmes, Queer Conjurers, and Magical Rebels….

Head Over Heels for Laura Dean

A book review is a tricky beast. It’s easy to love or hate a book. It’s harder to try to put those feelings into words (as opposed to wild gesticulation), and harder still to talk about a book in a way that anticipates how it might make others feel. I’m putting all of this up…

Review: Starworld — A Familiar YA Concept Hits Some Unexpected Notes

In many creative industries there’s a concept known as the elevator pitch: pretend you’re in an elevator with a captive audience only until the doors open, so sell your project in two sentences or less. I can just imagine the elevator pitch for Starworld: “An updated take on 1994’s Heavenly Creatures — only no psychedelic…

Author Sophie Lewis signs copies of her book Full Surrogacy Now!

Sophie Lewis Reads from Full Surrogacy Now!

Did you miss Sophie Lewis reading from her latest book Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family last Friday? Never fear, because we got your back! We have the exclusive audio from the event. You can check out the link below and hear Sophie read from her provocative new book.  And remember to order your…

Jim Smith Visits PAT@GR

Author and Artist Jim Smith visited Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room to tell us about his favorite queer book, Friends of Dorothy: Why Gay Boys and Gay Men Love the Wizard of Oz Also, don’t forget to check out Jim Smith’s new book And The Winner Is…

Lu’s Picks for Transgender Awareness Week!

Every November we celebrate Transgender Awareness Week! This week exists to raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and to address the issues the community faces. Our staffer Lu has put together this list of 11 books that they feel represents this week. All authors are trans and the last three titles are…