Q&A with Jane Ward, author of Not Gay

September 3, 2015 nyupressblog 1

Interview conducted by the Sexual Cultures series editors, Ann Pellegrini, Tavia Nyong’o, and Joshua Chambers-Letson. Not Gay focuses on straight white men who have sex with other men, but who do not identify as gay.




Katrina’s Lessons: Learned and Unlearned

September 1, 2015 nyupressblog 0

—Robert Verchick In the last few years, I’ve commemorated the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in a new way: by pedaling along the self-guided “Levee Disaster Bike Tour.” I begin beneath muscular oaks along New Orleans’




Remembering Katrina

August 25, 2015 nyupressblog 0

This week marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. In reflection, we’d like to highlight a few recent books that explore the effects of the historic storm and its impact on the resilient city of New




Genocide denial by default

July 31, 2015 nyupressblog 0

—Nicole Rafter The great centennial commemoration of the Armenian genocide is almost over. With parades in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City, massive rallies in Argentina, prayer services in Washington, D.C., historical displays




How email ruined my life

July 2, 2015 nyupressblog 0

—Catherine Zimmer I got my first email account the fall I started graduate school, in 1995. Even then I had an inkling of the pressures that would come to be associated with this miracle of




‘Fun Home’ and Pride

June 17, 2015 nyupressblog 1

—Amber Jamilla Musser On June 7th, 2015, the musical Fun Home emerged triumphant. It won 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical, Best Lead Actor in a Musical, and




Mad Men, Esalen, and spiritual privilege

May 26, 2015 nyupressblog 1

—Marion Goldman The online community is still pulsing with speculation about the final close up of Don Draper meditating on the edge of the Pacific at Esalen Institute—where he found bliss or maybe just an




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