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Julia Glass: Writer

The Writer as Witness Novelist Julia Glass Talks to Mark Olmsted About AIDS, Loss & the Consolation of Words Julia Glass rose to literary prominence in...

Boystown 9: Review

Boystown 9: Lucky Days by Marshall Thornton Kenmore Books Reviewed by John Francis Leonard It’s 1984, Reagan is running for his second term and private eye Nick Nowak...

Two Natures: Review

Two Natures by Jendi Reiter Saddle Road Press Reviewed by T.J. Banks Julian Selkirk gets under our skin. Immediately. When we first meet him, the hero of Jendi...

BPM: Review

120 BPM Directed by Robin Campillo The Orchard Reviewed by John Francis Leonard 120 BPM is a stunningly powerful and creative piece of filmmaking documenting the ACT UP...

The Life and Death of ACT UP/LA

The Life and Death of ACT UP/LA Anti-AIDS Activism in Los Angeles from the 1980s to the 2000s by Benita Roth Cambridge University Press Reviewed by Alina...

Paul Thorn: Writer & Advocate

Coming Out of the Chrysalis Author & activist Paul Thorn talks about his new book, The Broken Heart Toolkit, and finding a better sense of...

Ghosts of St. Vincent’s: Review

Ghosts of St. Vincent's by Tom Eubanks tomus Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Writing book reviews on material relating to HIV every month is tough, sometimes. There is...

Sistah’s Speak: Review

Sistah's Speak by Khafre Kujichagulia Abif Ubuntu Press Reviewed by T.J. Banks Their voices come at us from all directions, catching at our heart-strings. It’s tempting to call...

In the Province of the Gods: Review

In the Province of the Gods by Kenny Fries University of Wisconsin Press Reviewed by John Francis Leonard The AIDS Memoir” is an important document in our history....

Crying for Our Elders: Review

Crying for Our Elders: African Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS by Kristen E. Cheney University of Chicago Press Reviewed by T.J. Banks Silence is not always...

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Marcelo Maia: Artist

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