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LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: It’s Not Over


It's Not Over: Getting beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, & Winning True Equality, by Michelangelo Signorile

It's Not Over

"In It’s Not Over, pioneering journalist Michelangelo Signorile boldly confronts the challenges that lie ahead for LGBT Americans. Drawing on provocative new research into the psychological roots of prejudice, he shatters myths and ranges through Washington, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and beyond to reveal the truth about the battles to come. Urgent, impassioned, and ultimately hopeful, It’s Not Over is the must-read book for anyone who cares about the future of LGBT rights."

- From the book jacket.

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LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: Gay Gotham


Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York, by Donald Albrecht with Stephen Vider

Gay Gotham

"Uncovering the lost history of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender artists in New York City. Queer people have always flocked to New York seeking freedom, forging close-knit groups for support and inspiration.
Gay Gotham brings to life the countercultural artistic communities that sprang up over the last hundred years, a creative class whose radical ideas would determine much of modern culture. More than 200 images—both works of art, such as paintings and photographs, as well as letters, snapshots, and ephemera—illuminate their personal bonds, scandal-provoking secrets at the time and many largely unknown to the public since. Starting with the bohemian era of the 1910s and 1920s, when the pansy craze drew voyeurs of all types to Greenwich Village and Harlem, the book winds through midcentury Broadway as well as Fire Island as it emerged as a hotbed, turns to the post-Stonewall, decade-long wild party that revolved around clubs like the Mineshaft and Studio 54, and continues all the way through the activist mobilization spurred by the AIDS crisis and the move toward acceptance at the century’s close. Throughout, readers encounter famous figures, from James Baldwin and Mae West to Leonard Bernstein, and discover lesser-known ones, such as Harmony Hammond, Greer Lankton, and Richard Bruce Nugent. Surprising relationships emerge: Andy Warhol and Mercedes de Acosta, Robert Mapplethorpe and Cecil Beaton, George Platt Lynes and Gertrude Stein. By peeling back the overlapping layers of this cultural network that thrived despite its illicitness, this groundbreaking publication reveals a whole new side of the history of New York and celebrates the power of artistic collaboration to transcend oppression."

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LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: Love is Love


Love is Love: A Comic Book Anthology to Benefit the Survivors of the Orlando Pulse Shooting

Love is Love

"Amid the tsunami of outrage triggered by the Orlando, FL, Pulse nightclub shooting last June, writer Marc Andreyko (DC Comics) set out to curate a comics anthology to benefit victims, survivors, and their families. Responses poured in within hours of his call for contributions, yielding this beautiful and touching volume named after a popular Twitter hashtag. Copublished by DC and IDW, some 120-plus short selections represent more than 200 creators, from artist Jim Lee's rendering of Harry Potter characters flying the rainbow flag (requested by J.K. Rowling herself) to work from Brian Michael Bendis, Gail Simone, and Dan Parent. Personal reactions to the terrible news, vignettes about victims, and stories of love overcoming hate all appear. Cameos from well-known characters pop up throughout, including DC's Apollo and Midnighter, Batwoman, Superman, and The Spirit, as well as additional gay comics notables: Kevin Keller (Archie Comics), Wuvable Oaf (Fantagraphics), and syndicated strip characters from Paige Braddock's Jane's World, Jeff Krell's Jayson, and Greg Fox's Kyle's Bed & Breakfast. Sale proceeds will go to Equality Florida, which is handling distribution. Verdict A model of how art becomes therapeutic after tragedy, this uplifting collection resurrects hope and love in heartfelt messages for older teens and adults."

- Cornog, Martha. "Love is Love." Xpress Reviews, 13 Jan. 2017. General OneFile, go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=ITOF&sw=w&u=cuny_laguardia&v=2.1&it=r&id=GALE%7CA478698498&asid=34d3c4c896307241cdb4a49f4abb3dda.

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Faculty Fridays: Mythbusting—Open Access journal quality and peer review

Both in traditional and Open Access (OA) publishing, there are high quality journals, low quality journals, established journals, and up and coming journals. Most scholarly journals, open access and paid access, are peer reviewed. Sure, some OA journals aren’t rigorously reviewed, but the same is true of some toll access journals.

Open Access journal quality and peer review

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MLA/APA Help-a-thon

Today, the Library is offering one-on-one assistance to students who need help with their Works Cited lists and both MLA/APA.

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Library Classroom (E101-E), 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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