Graham Kennedy and Others Revealed: Henry Gay
Graham Kennedy and Others Revealed: Henry Gay
The New Black:A Neo-Noir Anthology Dark House Press Brian Evenson, Benjamin Percy, Stephen Graham Jones, Roxane Gay
The award-winning, field-defining history of gay life in New York City in the early to mid-20th centuryGay New York brilliantly shatters the myth that before the 1960s gay life existed only in the closet, where gay men were isolated, invisible, and self-hating. Drawing on a rich trove of diaries, legal records, and other unpublished documents, George Chauncey constructs a fascinating portrait of a vibrant, cohesive gay world that is not supposed to have existed. Called ´´monumental´´ (Washington Post), ´´unassailable´´ (Boston Globe), ´´brilliant´´ (Nation), and ´´a first-rate book of history´´ (New York Times), Gay New York forever changed how we think about the history of gay life in New York City and beyond. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Halstead. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/005208/bk_hach_005208_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this intimate biography of the Prince of Soul, David Ritz provides a candid look at a star and a friend. Ritz had been collaborating with Marvin Gaye on his story for several years before the singer´s tragic death and had conducted a series of extraordinary interviews in which Gaye discussed his deepest secrets. What emerges is a full-scale portrait of a charming but tortured artist, a brilliant singer with a divided soul. Here is Marvin´s story, from his early years in the slums of Washington, D.C. to his rise to the top of the Motown industry, his fall from grace, his comeback, and finally his sudden, shocking end at the hands of his own father. It is also the story of his glorious music and the music of black America over the past fifty years, an epic tale whose cast of characters includes Diana Ross, Berry Gordie, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dion Graham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002741/bk_blak_002741_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1930, dancer and choreographer Martha Graham proclaimed the arrival of ´´dance as an art of and from America´´. Dancers such as Doris Humphrey, Ted Shawn, Katherine Dunham, and Helen Tamiris joined Graham in creating a new form of dance, and, like other modernists, they experimented with and argued over their aesthetic innovations, to which they assigned great meaning. Their innovations, however, went beyond aesthetics. While modern dancers devised new ways of moving bodies in accordance with many modernist principles, their artistry was indelibly shaped by their place in society. Modern dance was distinct from other artistic genres in terms of the people it attracted: white women (many of whom were Jewish), gay men, and African American men and women. Women held leading roles in the development of modern dance on stage and off; gay men recast the effeminacy often associated with dance into a hardened, heroic, American athleticism; and African Americans contributed elements of social, African, and Caribbean dance, even as their undervalued role defined the limits of modern dancers´ communal visions. Through their art, modern dancers challenged conventional roles and images of gender, sexuality, race, class, and regionalism with a view of American democracy that was confrontational and participatory, authorial and populist. The book is published by University of North Carolina Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Celeste Lawson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redw/000089/bk_redw_000089_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
American public opinion tends to be sticky. Although the news cycle might temporarily affect the public´s mood on contentious issues like abortion, the death penalty, or gun control, public opinion toward these issues has remained remarkably constant over decades. There are notable exceptions, however, particularly with regard to divisive issues that highlight identity politics. For example, over the past three decades, public support for same-sex marriage has risen from scarcely more than a tenth to a majority of the population.Why have people´s minds changed so dramatically on this issue, and why so quickly? It wasn´t just that older, more conservative people were dying and being replaced in the population by younger, more progressive people; people were changing their minds. Was this due to the influence of elite leaders like President Obama? Or advocacy campaigns by organizations pushing for greater recognition of the equal rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people?Listen, We Need to Talk tests a new theory, what Brian Harrison and Melissa Michelson call ´´The Theory of Dissonant Identity Priming´´, about how to change people´s attitudes on controversial topics. Harrison and Michelson conducted randomized experiments all over the United States, many in partnership with equality organizations, including Equality Illinois, Georgia Equality, Lambda Legal, Equality Maryland, and Louisiana´s Capital City Alliance. They found that people are often willing to change their attitudes about LGBT rights when they find out that others with whom they share an identity (for example, as sports fans or members of a religious group) are also supporters of those rights - particularly when told about support from a leader of the group, and particularly if they find the information somewhat surprising.Fans of the Green Bay Packers football team were influenced by hearing that a Packers Hall-of-Famer is a supporter of LGBT rights 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Halstead. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012001/bk_tant_012001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Aspiring writer Brent Granger has good friends and a great job at an arts magazine in DC, but he´s batting zero in the arena of love. Brent begins to get a clue why things aren´t working with women from his strong attraction to his gorgeous, gay, and already attached boss, Graham Stoneford. When he sees a personal ad from a man that quotes his favorite poet, Brent decides to do something wild and answer. Enter Cody Bellstrom, easygoing bisexual musician, who is happy to initiate Brent in the ways of gay sex. Brent now has a new problem: he realizes he´s gay and no one in his life knows it. Cody tires of hiding their relationship, but Brent finds it challenging to come out to family, friends, and especially to Graham. In the end, Brent must confront the truth of where - and with whom - his heart lies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: K.C. Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052713/bk_acx0_052713_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.