If the art of drag has taught me one thing, it’s that I am not unique. ...more
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Megan Volpert shares a reading list to celebrate CLOSET CASES.
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Eric Tran discusses his new collection, THE GUTTER SPREAD GUIDE TO PRAYER.
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Literary events in and around L.A. this week!
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One of the goals of the Fresh Comics series is to shine some light on superb works of comic storytelling. Another is to look a little deeper into the content of these superb comics and to ask “fresh” questions about them.
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Terry Gearlds and I have never met. We’re friends on Facebook. We share some stuff in common like True Blood and horror movies. Also, anytime either of us see a picture of Bradley Cooper with no shirt on our nipples get hard. I dig Terry’s blog. That photo of him when he tweezed his eyebrows […]