"The Space Between Us' by Ohm Phanphiroj promises to inspire those fantasies of lost love and longing, but mostly comes off as the best picks in a series of selfies that are often used to allure a trick into an adventure.
If Cleis Press' anthology "Best Gay Erotica of the Year, Volume 1" is any indication of the state of erotica, traditional the art form is changing.
Her definitive remake of Edith Piaf's "La Vie en Rose" made her the ultimate representation of disco, fashion, the sexual revolution, and the emergence of LGBT culture. Now she tells her story.
Perhaps one of the gentlest and lavish pieces of photo work to emerge this year can be found in the pages of photo artist Manuel Moncayo's "Guys, Light, and Nature" an experience in natural shadow and light. Dive into this well executed art book.
It's not the men in Carly Simon's life from the age of five to thirty-five; it is her life and the men or boys that is poetically and honestly revealed in "Boys in the Trees: A Memoir."
Sexy, satirical and defying expectations "Seduction" Erotic Illustrations by Robert W. Richards is a contemporary look at the male image lovingly illustrated and with generous graphic appeal.
If "Hobgoblin" were to be promoted as a new work in the present day, it would probably be placed in Young Adult.
James Baldwin revisited
"Strong Looks Better Naked" skirts the line between the tell-all and self-help genres, offering insight into the collapse of Khloe Kardashian's marriage to Lamar Odom and detailing her journey through the pain.
This is a preservation of pieces of a personal history, and works that are, even when removed from context, still resonant.