Book Excerpt The Silver Hearted

David McConnell's darkly suspenseful seafaring novel turns pulp fiction on its head with writing so gorgeous author Edmund White calls it “our Heart of Darkness.

Ellen DeGeneres Gets Her Toon On

Ellen DeGeneres Gets Her Toon On

Following in the footsteps of J.K. Rowling and Sarah Palin, Ellen DeGeneres is about to get the comic book treatment. Check out a preview here.

Book Excerpt Perfect Peace

Book Excerpt Perfect Peace

 A heartbreaking portrait of a large rural Southern family’s attempt to grapple with their mother’s desperate decision to make her newborn son into the daughter she will never have.

Born to Hand Jive

Born to Hand Jive

The outrageous and unapologetic lifestyle of Grease producer Allan Carr is unveiled in Party Animals, a captivating new biography.

Jackie Collins Takes on Hollywood

Jackie Collins Takes on Hollywood

From overdoses to horny old men to gay guys landing leading roles, best selling novelist Jackie Collins runs her mouth... and it's juicier than ever.

Book Excerpt The Play That Changed My Life

Playwright Doug Wright, who was awarded the Pulitzer, a Tony, and a GLAAD Media Award for his play I Am My Own Wife, remembers how Charles Ludlam's Ridiculous Theatrical Company inspired his illustrious career.

Soulful Inspiration

In the latest installment of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, musicians like Christina Aguilera and Melissa Etheridge share the inspiration behind some of their most famous songs.

Biting Wit

Author Michael Thomas Ford sinks his teeth into Jane Austen.

Excerpt Sordid Truths Selling My Innocence for a Taste of Stardom

Excerpt Sordid Truths Selling My Innocence for a Taste of Stardom

In his latest memoir, adult-film superstar Aiden Shaw charts his meteoric rise to becoming the highest-paid star in gay adult films.

Forbidden Broadway Behind the Mylar Curtain

Forbidden Broadway Behind the Mylar Curtain

The show's creator, Gerard Alessandrini (with cowriter Michael Portantiere), shares a loving, no-holds-barred chronicle of the award-winning revue that has delighted audiences around the world for three decades, spoofing shows from Annie to Wicked and stars from Ethel Merman to Hugh Jackman.

Augusten Burroughs Twisted Christmas Memories

Augusten Burroughs Twisted Christmas Memories

The sardonic author focuses his dysfunctional gaze on the holidays in his new collection of short stories, You Better Not Cry.

And Party Every Day

And Party Every Day: The Inside Story of Casablanca Records by Larry Harris takes readers on a freewheeling journey behind the scenes of the record company that defined the 1970s music scene, rising faster — and crashing more spectacularly — than any label in history.

Safe Shelter

Photographer Lucky Michaels turns his lens on a group of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender young people living off and on at a homeless shelter in New York's Hell’s Kitchen.

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