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The Great Believers: Review

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai Viking Reviewed by John Francis Leonard So often in both fiction and non we are given a perspective on the AIDS pandemic...

Untitled, After Rukeyser: Poetry by Stephen Ira

Untitled, After Rukeyser I lived in the century after the war. I’d go out on the street after events where we stood on the stage one by...

All I Know to Do: Poetry by Christopher Hewitt

All I Know to Do Now even the numbers have no meaning for me metaphors like stars snuff out  Oh I care but I repeat myself the chanting  the banners the...

Between the Pages • The Story of Joyce A. McDonald: Review

Between the Pages: Where Trials Become Triumph! by Thaïs Sherell J. N-Spired Productions Reviewed by Chael Needle My stepmother used to tell me stories about Jesus, but they...

Mariological Recitative of Mystical Pharmacology: Poetry by Joseph F. Delgado

  Mariological Recitative of Mystical Pharmacology                                                                                                                         —Joseph F. Delgado Joseph F. Delgado is a former professor of Spanish literature and linguistics at the universities of Minnesota, Puerto...

High Fidelity Transmission: Review

High Fidelity Transmission: The ABCs of the Politics of AIDS by Rajesh Talwar Reviewed by John Francis Leonard India, which actually has a low percentage of its...

The Inanimate Me: Fiction by Martin Shaw

The Inanimate Me There’s only one rotten apple in this hospital, an old-school homophobic male nurse who’s pheromonic orchestration of testosterone is thwarted by the...

Pushing Dead: Review

Pushing Dead Directed by Tom E. Brown Bugsby Pictures/Chrismatic Film Reviewed by T.J. Banks Danny Schauble (James Roday of Psych) is a writer who’s frequently at a loss...

Memories of a Penitent Heart: Review

Memories of a Penitent Heart Directed by Cecilia Aldarondo Blackscrackle Films Reviewed by T.J. Banks Cecilia Aldarondo remembers meeting her uncle, Miguel Dieppa, once as a child. Six...

Why We Dance: Poetry by Terry M. Dugan

Why We Dance Because we do the electric slide into the clinic to the tune of crying babies. Because every day we fox trot in and...

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