Art Threat: London Triptych traces queer desire across the centuries

Owing in large part to Hollywood’s discovery of its infinite star vehicle potential, the “intersecting lives” narrative has become, in recent years, something of a cop out. When the A-story isn’t strong enough, simply prop it up with parallel stories B through F and have them all fatefully (and conveniently) collide about a third of ...

Art Threat: Femininity, fantasy, and fever dreams – Book review: The Lava in My Bones by Barry Webster

While some of postmodernism’s more vocal evangelists might claim otherwise, the post-Stonewall mainstreaming of queer sexuality has yet to deliver on its grand promise of erasing the gender binary. Politically, culturally, and socially, gendered differences and the power inequalities they uphold persist. Perhaps especially in LGBT communities, it is in fact masculine desires that continue ...

Art Threat: Finding (Queer) Time – Book review: First Spring Grass Fire by Rae Spoon

Rae Spoon (Photo: JJ Levine) In his remarkable 2009 text, Cruising Utopia, José Esteban Muñoz fixates on the ways in which queer bodies exist outside of and subvert what he calls “straight time.” Straight time, for Muñoz, is what tells queers that “there is no future but the here and now of our everyday life.” ...