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Elsewhere on mediabistro.com: JT Leroy, Bugs, Kristin Harmel

14sqcover_4.jpgFishbowlLA checks out the LA Weekly cover story on Laura Albert, and gets a quote from reporter Nancy Rommelmann about how it came together:

“It was easy not to judge her; harder, was to take all this information and let it find its form. It took a long time, like, five effing months. I have a big thing about wanting not to betray those who’ve spoken to me. I’m fairly certain Laura won’t see it this way, but, I did my best to let her tell me the story as she saw it, and then build into that what I found.”

(Mike Libby).jpgMeanwhile, UnBeige learns more about Mike Libby, the artist who meticulously places antique watch parts on dead insects to create strange new mechanical creatures, as we spotted last week on the cover of The New Weird.

harmel.jpgFinally, a reminder that Monday night mediabistro.com is throwing a book party for Kristin Harmel to celebrate her two latest novels, The Art of French Kissing and When You Wish. It’s an “all-media” party, so send in your RSVP and get ready to mingle!

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