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VIVA, Find Your Voice: Review

VIVA: Find Your Voice Directed by Paddy Breathnach Magnolia Pictures Reviewed by Alina Oswald “Why is everyone on this island addicted to drama?” Luis Alberto Garcia’s character, Mama,...

Tim Murphy: Advocate

One Building, Many Stories In a new novel, writer & activist Tim Murphy revisits the early days of AIDS by John Francis Leonard Activism, journalism, advocacy, and...

Mark Olmsted: Advocate

Creativity as a Survival Tool In prison Mark Olmsted wrote his way back to sobriety and sanity by Larry Buhl Photographed Exclusively for A&U by Sean Black With...

When We Rise: Review

When We Rise: My Life in the Movement by Cleve Jones Hachette Book Group Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Writing a compelling memoir can be a delicate art....

Art & Understanding Anthology

Art & Understanding Literature from the First Twenty Years of A&U Eds. Chael Needle & Diane Goettel Black Lawrence Press   Literature can form a counternarrative to the “official”...

Peeling Back the Layers: Review

Peeling Back the Layers: A Story of Trauma, Grace and Triumph by Lawayne Childrey Outskirts Press Reviewed by T.J. Banks God, someone once said, comes through the wound....

“Albert’s Prayer”: Fiction by Marie Esposito

Albert's Prayer by Marie Esposito Albert wore a silver cross in his left ear. It dangled like a hanged man. A new Eartha Kitt song, “Where...

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...

New New Colossus: Poetry by Noah Stetzer

Winner of the 2015 Christopher Hewitt Award: Poetry                               After recovering from Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia five years ago, Noah Stetzer went back to school and last...

Martin Duberman: Cover Story

Holding Tightly But Gently Historian Martin Duberman in His Latest Book on Singer Michael Callen and Poet Essex Hemphill Revisits the Early Battleground That Was...

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