Your Childhood Pal, Anne of Green Gables, Was Probably Queer

Anne of Green Gables may not be the the first work on your list of "classic queer literature," but maybe it should be. There's something about Anne Shirley which seems, at least to me, undeniably queer. It's little wonder that I have always identified heavily with Anne and the novel remains my favorite novel of all… » 5/15/14 11:08pm 5/15/14 11:08pm

Little House On The Prairie: From Page To Stage

The inevitable Little House on the Prairie » 8/08/08 4:30pm 8/08/08 4:30pm musical is in previews in Minnesota. The location was logical because early books take place in the Midwest - even though the musical is based on the later, South Dakota-set novels. "The story actually starts when the Laura leaves Minnesota," director Francesca Zambello…

Why Isn't Anne Shirley Worth of Huck Finn Status?

Many of your editors loved the Anne of Green Gables series when they were younger — and, really, who didn't? She was smart and a bit of a fuck-up but she always tried to do the right thing, made her own family, got an education and snagged the cutest boy in town. Eventually, if you made it all the way through Rilla of… » 7/09/08 3:30pm 7/09/08 3:30pm