Watch, Listen and Read with Us

Another weekend has arrived, and we’re here with highlights from what we’ve been watching, reading and listening to. Mary’s had to sit this week out due to illness, but we know she’ll be back soon. Meanwhile we all wish her a speedy recovery (and you can leave your well wishes for her, too.) In theContinue reading “Watch, Listen and Read with Us”

August Wrap-Up / September Preview

August in the Ivory Tower Boiler Room was all about celebrations. We began the month by letting our Big Think take a week’s hiatus,and instead we celebrated you, our listeners and readers, some of whom joined us the next day for our first birthday celebration, both online and in person at the ‘home’ of ourContinue reading “August Wrap-Up / September Preview”

Podcast Preview: Happy Birthday, A Year in the Boiler Room

“Poems shouldn’t make you wait for them to finish. Like love, they should finish making you wait.” –Noah Eli Gordon “Refresh. Refresh. Refresh.”  We know you’re waiting to read about what’s coming up this weekend in the Ivory Tower Boiler Room. We’re just as excited to bring it to you. Pour yourself a favorite beverage,Continue reading “Podcast Preview: Happy Birthday, A Year in the Boiler Room”

Midweek Teaser: Anniversary Edition

Now that all of the Ivory Tower Boiler Room team are back in our respective homes, we’re going to continue the extended birthday celebrations with a look back at where it all began. You may have noticed, if you’ve stuck with us this far, that there’s a lot going on in the Ivory Tower BoilerContinue reading “Midweek Teaser: Anniversary Edition”

(Podcast Release) Coming Out Twice: A Queer Jewish Writer’s Identity with Lev Raphael

The Ivory Tower Boiler Room team wants to first thank Lev for being such a collaborative and generous interviewee. When Andrew first reached out to him, the two of them had no idea that one interview would spark enough commentary and writing insight for a three-part series. Lev has become a true writing partner inContinue reading “(Podcast Release) Coming Out Twice: A Queer Jewish Writer’s Identity with Lev Raphael”

Podcast Preview: Lev Raphael, Take 3

We hope you’ve got your favorite cake ready for this weekend’s podcast. Saturday is our official birthday, and so after you’ve taken the time to listen to the conclusion of Andrew and Erika’s conversation with Lev Raphael, you can revisit the very first episode , where Adam and Andrew lay out their vision for whatContinue reading “Podcast Preview: Lev Raphael, Take 3”

A Guest Blog-Post from Lev Raphael

Why I Write Queer Crime Fiction You can catch the third episode of Lev’s interview on the podcast this weekend. In the mean time, here is a delightful little essay he wrote about how he became a writer of queer mystery stories. (Originally published on June 5, 2021 by Lev Raphael on his blog) I never setContinue reading “A Guest Blog-Post from Lev Raphael”

Wednesday Teaser: Interview with Lev Raphael, Part 3

“Let your home be a meeting place for the sages”-Pirkei Avot 1:4 Once again, we bring you the wisdom of our friend Lev Raphael for part three of the incredible conversation between him, Erika, and Andrew.  On his third visit with us, we hope he’s found a comfortable chair, and that the abundant throw pillowsContinue reading “Wednesday Teaser: Interview with Lev Raphael, Part 3”

(Podcast Release) How to Write a Sex Scene? A Conversation with Lev Raphael (Part 2)

Welcome to part 2 of our 3 part series with Lev Raphael. Andrew and Erika were thrilled that Lev spent so much time with them, and he is now an official member of The Ivory Tower Boiler Room (check out his guest blog post)! In this episode, Erika asks Lev for writing tips on howContinue reading “(Podcast Release) How to Write a Sex Scene? A Conversation with Lev Raphael (Part 2)”

Friday Preview, Saturday Sex Talk

Party decorations are still hanging around here in the Boiler Room; our official birthday is next Saturday and we’ll bring you some reflections on our first year then.  We’d love to hear from you, too.  What brought you to the Boiler Room?  What have you learned or discovered here?  Email, Tweet, leave a comment onContinue reading “Friday Preview, Saturday Sex Talk”

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