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Queer Zine Explosion 21 and now available as of 2010.
The International Homosexual Conspiracy
by Larry-bob Roberts
Published by Manic D Press, September 1, 2010.
In this series of cultural polemics on an unexpected array of contemporary topics — from mistaken first impressions ("Presumed Hetero Unless Proven Gay") to sustainable yet unaffordable pants ("Socially Responsible Pants") to critiques of bourgeois mindsets ("Middle Class Writer") — author Larry-bob Roberts offers hilarious insight into the absurdities of modern life and queer culture. His humorous observations are destined to jostle readers' complacency and confirm their worst suspicions.
Visit IndieBound to find an independent bookstore near you to buy it from or from Powells.
Cover art by Danyol.
Upcoming book event dates:
Join us for a panel reading celebrating Pride Month and the publications of local press Manic D. Headliner Daniel LaVesque, author of Hairdresser on Fire, will lead the way for a wide array of styles by the likes of Justin Chin, author of 98 Wounds, Alvin Orloff, author of Why Aren't You Smiling?, Larry-Bob Roberts, author of International Homosexual Conspiracy, Thea Hillman, author of Intersex (For Lack of A Better Word), Daphne Gottlieb, author of 15 Ways to Stay Alive, Michelle Tea, author of The Beautiful: Collected Poems, and Stephanie Rosenbaum, author of The Astrology Cookbook: A Cosmic Guide to Feasts of Love. Refreshments will be served and treats from Stephanie's Astrology Cookbook will be featured!
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Reviews and writeups:
Keith Bowers in SF Weekly
Jim Piechota in the Bay Area Reporter
Richard Labonte in PrideSource
Gregg Shapiro in Wisconsin Gazette
Alan Chin in Gay/Lesbian Fiction Book Reviews
Jonathan Kiefer in SF Weekly
Heather Seggel in Gay & Lesbian Review
Past book readings:
Reading with Alvin Orloff at the release party for his Manic D Press book "Why Aren't You Smiling" at Dog Eared Books, 900 Valencia St. (@ 20th), San Francisco, CA 94110
Queer Bands on Tour has links to tourdates for various queer bands around the U.S. and other parts of the world.
Queer Music Venues lists places queer music happens in various cities in the U.S., Canada, Scotland, England, and Germany.
QComedy.com lists San Francisco queer comedy events, including the comedy shows Nick Leonard produces.
After Last Night is my column of reviews of live entertainment in the San Francisco area.
Upcoming Vaginal Davis shows lists shows in Berlin (where Ms. Davis is now based) and other places by the famed performer.
NEW: Are you a boring mainstream homo? - take the quiz and find out. It's the April 22, 2007 edition of Larry-bob's Generic Queer Homepage, a periodic rant. See this list of past rants.
Posted in January 2010 Queer Zine Explosion #21 from August 2009. QZE is a zine of reviews of paper queer zines. For back issues of Queer Zine Explosion see here.
Queer Music Explosion is a collection of reviews of a bunch of different queer music. See Music Received from QZE 19 for a list of music from August 2003, Music Received from QZE 19 for a list of music from June 2001, Music Reviews from QZE 18 for reviews from June 2000, Music Reviews from QZE 17 for reviews from August 1999 and Music Reviews from QZE 16 for reviews from December 1998.
Books Received from QZE #20, Books Received from QZE #19, Book Reviews from QZE #18, Book Reviews from QZE #17, Book Reviews from QZE #16 and Book Reviews from QZE #15.
Larry-bob's Mailbox - at one time Larry-bob typed in reviews of mail as it arrived. See what it was like. As of December 2010 there's a video edition.
If you're interested in queer stuff in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, or the United Kingdom, check out the International Queer Hotlist
If you're into rap music, check out Gay hiphop links
I am in a band called the Winsome Griffles.
As of 2010 I am most active on Twitter.com/Larrybobsf
Yes, I have a Myspace page. But I hardly ever update it
Calls for Submission -- places looking for writers, artists, musicians, etc.
1993 review of Huggy Bear live show in San Francisco
1990 Dennis Cooper reviews of queer zines from the Village Voice (big pdf)
Hey, get in touch! - a list of people I'd like to hear from.
Prisoner Pen Pal Ads. Addresses of prisoners to write to via snail mail, plus more resources for those concerned about the prison/industrial complex.
Instructions on subscribing to the new Queerpunk mailing list. (It has moved from its old location.)
A never before published Dennis Cooper interview from 1991.
A 1994 article by Larry-bob, originally published in the zine Fucktooth: Why Mainstream Gay Mags Suck.
Criswell Predicts: Homosexuality -- selected predictions regarding homosexuality from Criswell's books.
People Search for the Stupidest Things: an examination of the logs of this web site. And now, another episode of Ask a Stupid Question.
Looked Good On Paper: Zine Archive
These are selections from now out-of-print issues of Holy Titclamps. Later issues are still available to order.
Holy Titclamps Issue 7: "Not Another Queer Manifesto" by Larry-bob; Adam Starchild articles about AIDS testing and rape in prisons; Phillip Morris cartoon by Roxxie; art by Andy Baird and Tom Young.
NEWLY RESTORED: Holy Titclamps Issue 5: Plane road trips to Toronto and San Francisco; Fae Pride; drawings by Andy Baird and Nick Leonard.
Holy Titclamps Issue 4: "Fag City USA", Larry-bob's vision of a queer nightclub utopia; drawings by Andy Baird, and comics by Michelle Rau and Nick Leonard.
Holy Titclamps Issue 3: A big rant by Violetta; a Radical Faerie terrorist shopping spree with photos by Mildred; and comics by Nick Leonard.
Holy Titclamps Issue 2: A road trip through the midwest, a visit to a Radical Faerie gathering, and more.
Holy Titclamps Issue 1: The premiere issue -- mostly a big rant by Larry-bob.
Ordering paper issues of Holy Titclamps: Please help support this web site by buying these zines, which are not available electronically.
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