R. Tripp Evans’s Grant Wood Biography is Sublime.

One of my first art memories was a childhood visit to the Art Institute of Chicago.  My father had taken me there to see the current exhibition . (I can’t remember what it was.)  And along the way we passed by Grant Wood’s American Gothic.  I can still remember the silence. It was comforting to […]

Bad News for Queer Readers: Don Wiese has left Alyson Books. And, sadly, there is more.

It’s official:  Don Wiese has left Alyson Books. This is terrible news for queer readers. Mr. Wiese is an excellent editor. He transformed Carrol and Graf into a high quality publishing house. And he published quite a few high quality queer-themed titles there. One of my favorites was Richard Hofler’s The Man Who Invented Rock […]