LOUGHERY, John. American, b. 1953. Genres: Adult non-fiction, Gay and lesbian issues, History, Biography, Essays. Career: Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School, New York City, English teacher, 1977-93; freelance art journalist, 1985-; Hudson Review, art critic, 1990-; biographer, historian, editor, and fiction writer. Publications: Alias S.S. Van Dine: The Man Who Created Philo Vance, 1992; (ed.) First Sightings: Stories of American Youth, 1993; John Sloan: Painter and Rebel, 1995; The Other Side of Silence: Men's Lives and Gay Identities, A Twentieth-Century Hisotry, 1998.