Writer and curator Hugh Ryan is the author of When Brooklyn Was Queer, the first ever LGBTQ history of Brooklyn. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Tin House, Buzzfeed, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Out, and other venues. He earned an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars, and he received a 2016-2017 Martin Duberman Fellowship at the New York Public Library, a 2017 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Nonfiction Literature, and a 2018 residency at the Watermill Center.


What’s it like to be gay in a country where ‘gross national happiness’ is the stated policy of the government?

But Can She Cook?

Now a husband-and-wife team is in charge of Wonder Woman’s image and her story line, and the first comic they produced is both leering and condescending.

Composite Portrait

The ’60s hip icon Edie Sedgwick provides a lot of the inspiration for Adele Griffin’s genre-busting YA novel about a glamorous, talented, and tragic artist.

‘No Dawn Without Darkness’

A mall full of scared kids battling a lethal enemy—or just the fraught road to adulthood? The captivating metaphor driving the latest in Danya Lorentz’s No Safety in Numbers YA series.