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The National Theatre’s well timed revival of THE NORMAL HEART gets a ☆☆☆☆☆ review from Queerguru’s Ris Fatah

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    THE NORMAL HEART  ☆☆☆☆☆ THE NATIONAL THEATRE, LONDON   Larry Kramer’s seminal play, The Normal Heart, gets a well-timed revival at The National Theatre, London. This moving drama spans the first four years of the AIDS virus in New York City – covering 1981 to 1985 – and is a loosely autobiographical account … Continue reading



Julian Vamkin’s stunning portraiture make for the ‘must-see’ Exhibit in DC

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  A stunning new Exhibit of the work of photographer JULIAN VANKIM has just opened at THE DC CENTER ARTS GALLERY.  Based in Washington, Vankim specializes in creating the most intimate, creative, and beautiful portraits.  He was actually self-taught before graduating from the Art Institute of Photography. If you are also a DC local you … Continue reading



LGBTQ Nation : Authentic Voices of Pride

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  Queerguru wanted to share this LGBTQ Nation video which is part of their playlist Authentic Voices of Pride because it touches on a very important growing dimension of queer politics. Drag queens across the nation are taking a different kind of stage, hoping to make a direct impact on their communities. Drag remains a … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews MIGUELS WAR the story of the very charismatic Miguel Jelelaty

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  Miguel’s War is a great documentary about the life of the very charismatic Miguel Jelelaty. Miguel grew up gay in a conservative Christian household in Lebanon during the 1970’s. He found it hard to come to terms with his sexuality and his family’s lack of understanding. In 1982, in an attempt to prove his … Continue reading



MELISSA FEBOS talks about GIRLHOOD her collection of essays with Golnoosh Nour

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Golnoosh Nour interviews Melissa Febos about her collection of essays: GIRLHOOD (Bloomsbury, 2021)

 

Melissa Febos is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, WHIP SMART (St. Martin’s Press 2010), and the essay collection, ABANDON ME (Bloomsbury 2017), which was a LAMBDA Literary Award finalist, a Publishing Triangle Award finalist, an Indie Next Pick, and was widely named a Best Book of 2017. Her second essay collection, GIRLHOOD, a national bestseller, was published by Bloomsbury on March 30. A craft book, BODYWORK, will be published by Catapult on March 15, 2022.

Melissa Febos is just one of the many authors from around the world participating in Miami Book Fair 2021, the nation’s largest gathering of writers and readers of all ages. They are all so looking forward to sharing their work, thoughts, and new ideas with everyone, in person and on line. Please visit www.miamibookfair.com for more information, for follow MBF at @miamibookfair #miamibookfair2021

 

Her interviewer Golnoosh Nour is the author of The Ministry of Guidance and other stories – shortlisted for the Polari Prize 2021. Her poetry collection ROCKSONG was recently published by Verve Poetry Press. Her work has also appeared in Granta, Spontaneous Poetics, and Columbia Journal amongst others. Golnoosh teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Reading and the University of Westminster. She has co-edited Magma 80 and an anthology of contemporary queer writing forthcoming from Muswell Press. 

 



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