Mayday, Mayday!

Maybe it’s me, but doesn’t it seem odd that Charlie Sheen is no longer making headlines now that the announcement of his HIV status...

What Are Words For

Now and again I come undone trying to write this letter to the reader. Very familiar with my writer’s block, my managing editor emailed...

The Walking Cure

Frontdesk by David Waggoner August carries a lot of mixed emotions for me. For one thing, it’s the month I was first diagnosed with AIDS. For...

Art as Activism

Art is unstoppable. Take away our paints and canvases, and we will use charcoal on a wall. Take away our stage, and we will...

The History Boys?

Frontdesk by David Waggoner Martin Duberman is a great man whose collected works of history, fiction, nonfiction, and biography have influenced thousands of writers, probably more...

Independent Voices

Once upon a time there were many voices in Congress like Barney Frank’s: pertinent, blunt, outspoken. Tip O’Neill, Robert Byrd, Bob Dole, Hubert Humphrey,...

Tomorrow People

Frontdesk by David Waggoner Tomorrow People December 1 marks the twenty-sixth anniversary of World AIDS Day and the twenty-fifth anniversary of Day With(out) Art. As much as...

Vive La France!

October marks the anniversary of Rock Hudson’s death from AIDS-related causes at age fifty-nine. October 2, to be exact. It had only been a...

AIDS Is Not a Metaphor

Flesh & Blood by David Waggoner For hundreds of years, many immigrants have come to our shores in search of a better life. A better life...

Gun Control as Public Health

Then & Now by David Waggoner Just when a few of A&U’s staff said they might skip Pride this year, Orlando happened. The Pulse nightclub in...

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