Colm Toibin’s The Testament of Mary is Beautifully Written.

In his new book, The Testament of Mary, Colm Toibin humanizes the Jesus story by telling it from the perspective of his Jewish mother.  The Mary Mr. Toibin renders here lives her life in fear.  She fears the semi-hidden agents of Rome–“…the men who played dice close to where the crosses were…”  But perhaps just […]

Five Good Queer-Friendly Coffee Table Books: 2012

In alphabetical order: 1. David Hockney:  A Bigger Picture.  Abrams. David Hockney’s newest paintings are quite a departure from the California swimming pool scenes so often associated with him.  In these, Mr. Hockney uses bright colors in a semi-abstract style similar to the paintings displayed at his 2009 Pace Wildenstein show. This book of his […]