2018 in books

It’s only halfway through November, but I’m already done reading books published in 2018. I’m exhausted. Plus, I’m already diving into 2019 publications. Narrowing my favorite books to ten works of fiction with an additional ten non-fiction books was hard. Normally, I cop out and just list a few dozen books in alphabetical order. This… Read More 2018 in books

Trixie Mattel: comedian, folk musician, and ‘Drag Race’ winner

Trixie Mattel is dominating the drag scene right now. She has her own show The Trixie and Katya Show on Viceland with fellow RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Katya Zamolodchikova (and later Bob the Drag Queen), a stellar folk album called One Stone, and recently took home the title for RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 3. The drag queen, born Brian Firkus, embarks… Read More Trixie Mattel: comedian, folk musician, and ‘Drag Race’ winner

Joseph Cassara illuminates the rise of drag culture in ‘The House of Impossible Beauties’

I was looking for a specific type of book in the summer of 2017. I asked the subreddit Suggest Me a Book “History of Drag. Any suggestions? Not biographies. But a cultural/sociological look into Drag Queen history and such. Thanks!” I wanted a definitive history to read like explored in the documentary Paris is Burning.… Read More Joseph Cassara illuminates the rise of drag culture in ‘The House of Impossible Beauties’