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LES IDOLES—Christopher Honoré’s new evening-length theater piece dedicated to his cultural heroes lost in the AIDS epidemic—celebrates the lives and work of Hervé Guibert, Bernard-Marie Koltès, Serge Daney, Cyril Collard, Jean-Luc Lagarce, and Jacques Demy. The cast includes Youssouf Abi-Ayad (Koltès), Harrison Arévalo (Collard), Jean-Charles Clichet (Daney), Marina Foïs (Guibert), Julien Honoré (Lagarce), and Marlène […]


“In 1978, Mathieu Lindon met Michel Foucault. Lindon was twenty-three years old, part of a small group of jaded but innocent, brilliant, and sexually ambivalent friends who came to know Foucault. At first the nominal caretakers of Foucault’s apartment on rue de Vaugirard when he was away, these young friends eventually shared their time, drugs, […]


The fifth and final issue of ANIMAL SHELTER—edited by Hedi El Kholti, Chris Kraus, and Janique Vigier—includes a story by Colm Tóibín, poems by Ariana Reines, and essays by Bruce Hainley (on Hervé Guibert), Masha Tupitsyn (on Ingmar Bergman), Jean-Louis Schefer (on Hitchcock’s Vertigo), and Natasha Stagg (“Alone at Safeway”).   ANIMAL SHELTER 5, available at Stories in Echo […]


“CRAZY FOR VINCENT belongs in the tradition of what you might call ‘fucked-up boy art’—not verifiably straight or gay, but just devoted to ogling the hot wreck of a handsome young thing out of his mind. Vincent [Marmousez] doesn’t call himself anything whether he’s hopping into a cerebral dude’s bed or frolicking with a babe… A […]