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Graphic Novel 'The Case of Alan Turing' Sheds Light on Real Life Gay Hero

By Andy Smith | Oct 22
The work of English mathematician Alan Turing lead directly to the development of the computer, while his genius for breaking seemingly impenetrable Nazi codes saved millions of lives during World War II.

Sophia Loren Memoir Due in December

Jun 29
Sophia Loren is finally telling the story of her life. And what a story.

Destiny's Child :: William Mann on Early Barbra

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 8
William J. Mann's new unauthorized biography of Barbra Streisand arrives in time to mark the superstar's fiftieth anniversary as an entertainer. The author chats with EDGE about how Streisand became Barbra and the formula for fame.

New Bio: Malcolm X Had White, Male Lover

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 8
Less than two weeks after a just-released biography of Mohandas Gandhi suggested that the peace icon had a passionate attachment to a male German bodybuilder, a new bio of Malcolm X suggests that the civil rights leader had a same-sex interracial affair.

Controversy Over ’Gandhi Gay’ Book Leads to Event Cancellation

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 5
Fallout from a new biography of Mohandas Gandhi, regarded as an icon of the non-violent protest movement, continues, with one Indian state banning the bio and a non-profit organization pulling the plug on an event featuring the book.

India State Bans Book Hinting Gandhi Had Gay Lover

By Erika Kinetz | Mar 30
A state in western India banned Pulitzer-Prize winning author Joseph Lelyveld’s new book about Mahatma Gandhi on Wednesday after reviews saying it hints that the father of India’s independence had a homosexual relationship.

All About Liz :: Biographer William Mann on her star power

By Kilian Melloy | Mar 23
William J. Mann talks with EDGE about Elizabeth Taylor and how she cast the mold for modern stardom, setting a standard that today's lowest common denominator just can't live up to.

A First Lady of Literature :: William Kuhn on Jackie O.’s Life in Books

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 9
Historian William Kuhn sat down with EDGE to talk about his new biography of Jackie O., Reading Jackie--and the fascinating, paradoxical woman at the heart of a life that can be "read" through the books she loved, and the books she ushered into print.

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