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Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing: Review

Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing by Kay A. Haring, text; Robert Neubecker, illustrations Penguin Young Readers Group Reviewed by Hank Trout Kay A. Haring, Keith...

Not Straight, Not White: Review

Not Straight, Not White: Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis by Kevin J. Mumford University of North Carolina Press Reviewed by George...

In Memoriam: Nancy Ellegate

We are mourning the loss of Nancy Ellegate, a longtime contributor to A&U, who died suddenly on September 27. Completing her undergraduate and master’s...

Laundry Day

Laundry Day “You need to have it checked out right away.” Marcus turned away from Robert. ...

Missing

Missing by Drake Braxton Seventh Window Publications Reviewed by Alina Oswald Award-winning photographer and long-term AIDS survivor Kurt Weston once shared his belief that any extreme situation—be...

Asolar

Poetry by Brent Armendinger “Without sun,” said the young man, “it means there is no sun,” and then he held out his hand, as if...

Inoculations: Poetry by Raymond Luczak

in memory of Bruce Hlibok (1960-1995) Funny how much New York’s changed since you died. Rents have gone way, way up. Brooklyn is shockingly hip...

When Metaphors Fail

Fiction by Michael A. Kiggins It’s late, and you’re tired and he’s tired, but you’re putting as much into this as you can, hoping he’ll...

Our Love Is Real

Our Love Is Real by Sam Humphries and Steven Sanders Gotham Press reviewed by Steven Surman Journalist Randy Shilts wrote in his book documenting homosexuality in the military,...

The Troubleseeker: Review

The Troubleseeker by Alan Lessik Chelsea Station Editions Reviewed by John Francis Leonard The Gods are a fickle lot. In Alan Lessik’s imaginative new novel, they reign over...

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