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May 19, 2005

Lit Lite


"When Bad Books Happen to Good People" should be the other title to this weekly literary series where New York performers are invited to select and read from their favorite bad books. And it's open season on anyone who's written a bad book or blog for that matter.  Earlier this month, in keeping with the theme "Women's Problems," performers read excerpts from Rosie O'Donnell's free-verse poetry blog.

Flo_1 Flotilla DeBarge, everyone's favorite Star Jones clone was originally going to read "Swan", Naomi Campbell's book. But at the last minute they deciced Miss Campbell's book was not compelling enough so they opted for much "lighter" reading like "Uncle Tom's Cabin".  Miss DeBarge turns it out, reading the verse a-la Scarlett O'Hara.  Other noted authors are Ethan Hawke & Yvonne De Carlo, who played Lily Munster in the tv series,"The Munsters.

Next weeks book choice?  An Abercrombie & Fitch catalog. via the NYtimes

Lit Lite readings are usually staged at Elmo, but venues sometimes change so call ahead.

April 07, 2005

Puna Boys

PhotographerPuna_boys David Aden Sprigle, originally from Southern California, now living in Hawaii, captures in his new book, Tai Sun and Rich, two young surfers (the subjects of the book's title) who he met one day on Kehena Beach in Puna Hawaii. The book's homoeroticism looks completely natural almost as if the boys never realized they were being photographed. 

March 31, 2005

Mighty Real

Glamorous Life - Sylvester In his new biography of the man, "The Fabulous Sylvester: The Legend, The Music, The Seventies In San Francisco"author Joshua Gamson carefully paints the shifting social tapestry into his subject's life story without ever taking Sylvester out of the foreground. The sociology instead only serves as a rich, poignant backdrop for a wonderfully human story about a young man who dreamed big and lived as large as he dreamed. via sfgate.com

You Make Me Feel Mighty Real (Sylvester Cover) - Byron Stingily


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