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Something for the Weekend: Review

Something for the Weekend: Life in the Chemsex Underworld by James Wharton Biteback Publishing Reviewed by John Francis Leonard There’s a new epidemic that’s affecting the urban gay...

Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic: Review

Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic by Richard A. McKay University of Chicago Press Reviewed by Alina Oswald Three decades and counting after the release...

Daniel Baxter, MD: Writer & Advocate

One Life at a Time In a New Book, Daniel Baxter, MD, Discusses Treatment Challenges & Triumphs in Botswana, the Universality of Suffering & Connecting...

Stephen Zerance: Writer & Advocate

Never Mind the Wasp In a new collection of poetry, Stephen Zerance explores how we respond to danger, risk & fear by Noah Stetzer "I’m a danger...

One Life at a Time: Review

One Life at a Time An American Doctor’s Memoir of AIDS in Botswana by Daniel Baxter, MD Skyhorse Publishing, Inc Reviewed by Hank Trout Can one honestly recommend a...

We Kiss Them with Rain: Review

We Kiss Them with Rain by Futhi Ntshingila Catalyst Press Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Fourteen-year-old Mvelo doesn’t have the easiest of lives. We Kiss Them with Rain...

Nancy [email protected]&*ing Reagan: Drama by Daniel Hurewitz

Nancy [email protected]&*ing Reagan A Play by Daniel Hurewitz Characters MAGGIE (MARGARET) LESSING TRUWELL: 49, Asian-American, fairly fit, energetic, historian, and Dean of Students at Cardiff College. RICHARD TRUWELL: Mid-50s,...

The Custody Visit (1987): Nonfiction by Andrea Laiacona Dooley

The Custody Visit (1987) by Andrea Laiacona Dooley Seventh grade ended, and it was time to visit my father in Indiana. We’d last seen him at...

The Pond: Fiction by John Whittier Treat

The Pond by John Whittier Treat Alan died on a hot day, but it had been hot all summer. Steve wasn’t there when the long fart...

The Past Dreamed Again: Christopher Hewitt Awards Honorees Announced

Assotto Saint, in Spells of a Voodoo Doll, wrote: “Anytime one tries to take fragments of one’s personal mythology and make them understandable to...

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