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Elena Ferrante, JT LeRoy, and the freedom of writers are examined in this piece by Laura for the Forward.

Laura tells it like it is in The New York Times: “I meet a lot of young people and they’re shocked that it was an issue to even have an avatar.”

Laura discusses making The Ballad of JT LeRoy with artist/filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson.

“Jo-Jo,” a new story by Laura, appears on

Laura reflects on the powerful experience of speaking at The Moth.

Laura recalls the lessons she learned from the late Lou Reed.

In her essay “Lost Innocence” Laura discusses Roman Polanski and the 13-year-old girl he drugged and raped.

Shades of JT, Speedie, Astor, and Thor! Laura reviews Raising My Rainbow and Stuck in the Middle with You — two books that testify to the different ways family love can accept gender non-conformity.

With “Building Bridges Over Troubled Waters” Laura describes her journey from the Brooklyn Bridge to Cavallo Point in Sausalito.

Laura comes to new insights about her native Brooklyn in “New York’s Unseen Sights.”

The ’90s most ubiquitous mood music resounds once again when Laura reminisces about “Making Out With Portishead.”

Iconic makeup artist Mike Potter (Karen O) brings a little more color into Laura’s life; photos by Kai Regan.

Go under The Lash with Laura!

Laura shares “Les Nouvelles Chroniques de San Francisco” with French readers of L’Equipe Sport&Style.


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