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• Renate Stendhal  // Posts tagged as "• Renate Stendhal"

New Lesbian Literature: Kiss Me Again, Paris

New Lesbian Literature: Kiss Me Again, Paris

Epochalips regular writer Renate Stendhal is releasing a new book this summer!  Stay tuned for a sexy, exclusive excerpt, right here, coming soon!- Ed There are a number of honeymoons when you are preparing to send a new book into the world. The first is grandiose: when you get the idea of writing your book, […]

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06 Jun Posted by in • Renate Stendhal | Comments Off on Lesbian Love: Me Talk Pretty Silly One Day

Lesbian Love: Me Talk Pretty Silly One Day

Lesbian Love: Me Talk Pretty Silly One Day

Forgive me for paraphrasing David Sedaris, but we have a point in common. Isn’t everybody tired of advice, lesbian relationship advice and more advice, and isn’t it time to laugh a bit? Advice from counselors is a funny thing: I sometimes think it’s silly to give advice: how to be happy, how to be rich, […]

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06 May Posted by in • Robin Lowey | 2 comments

Lesbian Travelers on ‘The Royal Road’

Lesbian Travelers on ‘The Royal Road’

In the opening moments of the film The Royal Road, Jenni Olson‘s narrative voice speaks softly against the backdrop of a beautiful scene of the San Francisco Bay: “I’m inordinately obsessed with the stories of others, seeking within them the key to my sharing my own. I want to tell you a story about love […]

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08 Feb Posted by in • Renate Stendhal | Comments Off on Lesbian Valentine’s Day Do’s and Don’t’s

Lesbian Valentine’s Day Do’s and Don’t’s

Lesbian Valentine’s Day Do’s and Don’t’s

I was talking to my niece and nephew in Germany about holidays and gifts. The holiday “tyranny,” we like to call it. We have all stopped giving gifts to each other. “But the girls,” my nephew remarked, “they want gifts because it’s romantic.” Christmas is barely over and there’s the next gift-holiday approaching. Valentine’s has […]

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A Lesbian Guide to Holiday Grudges

A Lesbian Guide to Holiday Grudges

The holidays are in full swing. In fact, we’re right in the thick of it– preparations are being made, money is being spent, and that deeply ingrained sense of doom which occurs every year around this time is rising to the surface: The Grudge Beast is getting ready to unleash. Every Christmas, couples go through […]

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The Sex That Dare Not Speak Its Name?

The Sex That Dare Not Speak Its Name?

Brave new world of e-publishing: We changed the title of our book. Not while we were writing it, not prior to publication, not before anyone had caught sight of the original title and cover. The book had been out in the world and circulating, physically and electronically; we’d read it from it at public events, […]

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The New Art of Capturing Love

The New Art of Capturing Love

The New Art of Capturing Love by Kathryn Hamm and Thea Dodds is a great new book for lesbians and their gay and straight friends and families. A book that captures love from “until death do you part“ in gorgeous photography and beautiful writing. How refreshing to see conventions fall and be replaced by the new images that […]

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Marriage is a Trickster

Marriage is a Trickster

Excerpt from Lesbian Marriage: A Sex Survival Kit By Kim Chernin and Renate Stendhal Marriage is not the remedy for couple trouble! But there is a lot of magical and wishful thinking about it: marriage will give you a new start, fix your problems, fulfill your dreams… It’s the myth of the “Make-Over Marriage.” (Should […]

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Lesbian Marriage: YES I DO

Lesbian Marriage: YES I DO

A conversation between Kim Chernin and Renate Stendhal, authors of the forthcoming guide book Lesbian Marriage: A Sex Survival Kit KIM: It’s curious, isn’t it, that it took us almost three decades before we wanted to get married? RENATE: It is, although I always had a thing about weddings. As a child, and all through […]

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How Sexy is ‘Blue Is The Warmest Color’?

How Sexy is ‘Blue Is The Warmest Color’?

We went to see the opening of the French director Abdellatif Kechiche’s movie Blue is the Warmest Color that won all the prizes at the Festival of Cannes this year. A three-hour-long lesbian movie. One of my friends said, “I know why this is so long and boring: to hide the fact that it’s essentially […]

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