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Sam Sparro's 'Boombox Eternal' Is the Melodic Throwback We Need Right Now

Sam Sparro's Boombox Eternal is Jam & Lewis, Nile Rodgers, and Quincy Jones all nodding in unison. It is Day-Glo colors and endless mists of hairspray.

Evan Sawdey
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'David Bowie Made Me Gay' Raises the Question, How Do We Define LGBT Music?

The World's Worst Records blogger is funny, catty, and gossipy. Capturing the history of LGBT music in book form, however, outwits the author.

Books

'Queer Game Studies' Aims to Break Entrenched Binaries

This collection exemplifies what great benefits the wider gaming community stands to reap as people of more diverse backgrounds find themselves comfortable within that community.

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Alison Bechdel's 'Are You My Mother?' Reveals a Graphic, Independent Mind

Like her previous memoir about her father -- the acclaimed and prismatic Fun Home -- Are You My Mother? blends textbook academia, beautifully emotive drawings, and generous confessions to find some familial recovery after years of discord.

Culture

Beyond Jodie Dallas: TV's 10 Most Important LGBT Characters

Several "best" or "favorite" LGBT TV character lists have popped up in recent years, but they don't always include the most important LGBT characters. So, we pay tribute to the ten(ish) most significant LGBT characters in US television history.

Culture

"I Am Not the Defiant One": Lt. Dan Choi and the Vital Need to Achieve Full Personhood

Outspoken LGBT activist Lt. Dan Choi has sacrificed much to help advance the gay rights movement, and insists that there is far more to go. He talks with PopMatters about the current state of LGBT rights, his unfiltered thoughts on President Obama, and the one piece of advice he regrets having followed ...

Games

Moving Pixels Podcast: A Look at Inclusivity in Video Games

This week the Moving Pixels podcast interfaces with writers from The Border House, Gay Gamer, and The Vorpal Bunny Ranch to discuss inclusivity in video games.

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'Stuck Rubber Baby' Brilliantly Illustrates the Complex Era of 'Kennedytime' in American History

In this new edition of this excellent work of graphic fiction, Howard Cruse never suggests the battles against racism and homophobia were won -- or even that they ever could be.

Television

All the Girls Were in 'The Closet' with Ellen DeGeneres

The true story about Ellen's fourth season, which includes the famous coming out 'The Puppy Episode (Parts 1 and 2)' is that it's really not about gay people at all: it's really about straight society USA, circa 1997.

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