Big Freedia is famous for her New Orleans bounce music and twerking; her life story and anti-gun activism are less well known. She’s on tour this month promoting her new EP, BDE — Big Diva...

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Pamela Sneed’s prose and poetry can reach out and grab you. They did me. She reads four poems from her memoir, Funeral Diva, on this week’s Out in the Bay and shares some of her...

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In his debut novel, Brooklyn native Robert Jones, Jr., describes the romantic and tragic relationship between two enslaved young men on a Mississippi cotton plantation in the early 1800s. The Prophets explores gender and sexuality, race,...

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(Click links in article to hear past year features.) We relaunched Out in the Bay a year ago. Or at least that’s when our first episode since 2015 aired on San Francisco radio station KSFP,…

“Queen of Bounce” Big Freedia is famous for her music and twerking; her life story and anti-gun activism are less well known. Big Freedia was shot twice in 2004 and her brother was killed on the...

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Brandon Taylor’s highly praised debut novel, Real Life, gets deep into desire, intimacy, sex, abuse, homophobia, racism, misogyny, love, hate and the blurred lines between friends and lovers. Oh, and let’s not forget cut-throat scientific...

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