Those affirming, gay arts & lifestyles articles timed to coincide with Pride -- will we never be free of them?
Dave Itzkoff compares the stale and tired old queens of the Brit sitcom Vicious to characters on Will & Grace and Modern Family in his article, Oh, You Silly Thing, Of Course He's Gay. He asks, "Is a television character who exhibits stereotypically gay qualities a stereotype himself? Or does the presence of such figures demonstrate that TV is making progress on gay representation? And who gets to decide what attributes are offensive, or stereotypical or gay?"
A queer sports talk with Billie Jean King and Jason Collins.
Ten years later: catching up with the first same-sex couples to appear in the NYT vows.
David Leavitt does By the Book.
Who is your favorite novelist of all time? And your favorite novelist writing today?
Disappointing, overrated, just not good: What book did you feel you were supposed to like, and didn’t? Do you remember the last book you put down without finishing?
If I am to be honest, I must admit that most books disappoint me. Contemporary American fiction in particular. What so many writers seem to have forgotten, or never to have learned in the first place, is that reading should not be a torture.
I will also admit that I find whimsy fatiguing.