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There’s Gonna Be a COLOR PURPLE Movie Musical

We're getting a (queer AF) COLOR PURPLE movie musical from Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, and Steven Spielberg, based on the Tony-winning play!

Happy Birthday, Oscar Wilde, and Thanks for the Wisdom

A Rioter celebrates Oscar Wilde quotes on his birthday.

So You Want to Read Some Classic Lesbian Literature

This post originally ran June 26, 2015. via GIPHY It’s Pride Month, and the larger-than-usual number of rainbow flags and ...

I’m Bringing “Womanist” Back

The post you’re reading is part of Book Riot’s observance of #BlackOutDay. We are turning our attention fully to issues ...

Literary Tourism: Southern Literary Trail

The South has one of the richest literary traditions on Earth, so it is a fitting place for the only ...

Books We Read Too Soon

Recently I read an essay on Tess of the D’Urbervilles that got me thinking. The author had failed at writing an essay on the ...

75 Amazing Author-Annotated First Editions for Sale

Christie’s is gearing up for “First Editions, Second Thoughts,” an incredible rare book sale scheduled for December 2nd. First Editions, ...

Literary Tourism: Lowcountry Literary Roadtrip

I grew up all over the country as a military brat, but the first time I spent any significant amount ...

An LGBTQ TBR List For Any Occasion

I recently had the pleasure of reading Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Genders. The authors of the memoir, Diane ...

Black Authors’ Best B-Sides

I’m happy to report that there are so many Black authors out there, that in order to bring you their ...