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May 29, 2018

We love LA! Arts consultant and author Beth Pickens joins Allison to discuss the practicalities of being an artist.
We talk about living in cities, the importance of community for artists, making art during fascism, how to keep your art practice from destroying your mental health, the queer legacies in art, and so...

May 14, 2018

Writer Baruch Porras Hernandez talks shipping, slashing, and other ways readers make their fan-fiction sexy.


* Acting skills for writers

* Goths love Wuthering Heights

* Literature as a competition

* The need for queer heroes

* Mexican comic book characters for the win!

* How fans can improve canon...

May 1, 2018

New Yorker writer Michael Schulman joins Allison for a deep dive into the Oscar-winning movie "Call Me By Your Name."

Intergenerational gay relationships | Good parents | The closet | Bisexuality | Unconvincing Jews | The romance of Italy | Heartbreak | The importance of "feeling" the art | First time sex | Inevitable...