Archive for: boy’s love

Dangerous Boys

Sooyeon Won’s “Let Dai” and the violence of boy’s love.

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Borders and Manga: Interviews with Shaenon Garrity, Lillian Diaz-Przybyl, and J.R. Brown

B&N in my area also just carries much less manga generally, with a more specific focus on the best-selling series and new releases biased towards the larger publishers.

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Ecce homo?

by Michael Arthur Update 8/9/11: A little while ago, Noah asked me to put a few words together on my perspective as a gay male reading yaoi. I didn’t have any particular thesis pulled together on the subject but I was thrilled to be given a soapbox. What ended up happening was that in an […]

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One Thousand and One Nights with Melinda & Michelle

MELINDA: Hello, Utilitarians. I’m Melinda Beasi. MICHELLE: And I’m Michelle Smith. MELINDA: About a month ago, Noah asked if we’d be interested in having a conversation about comics here at The Hooded Utilitarian, similar to our weekly manga discussion column, Off the Shelf (at Manga Bookshelf), and our monthly art-talk feature, Let’s Get Visual (at […]

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1000 Years of Pretty Boys

If you’ve been exposed to any Japanese media, you’ve almost certainly come across the figure of the bishounen; beautiful, doe-eyed young men who smile radiantly from the covers of manga, anime, J-pop CDs, and popular movies.

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Are Boys Safer?

Why would girls like yaoi? Duh.

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