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Making Stephen’s Panel

  Making Stephen's Panel In Memory of Stephen Allen Love, 3/19/53–4/9/99 Stephen was my husband’s ex-lover, his first real relationship in the glory days of the 1970s when...

Fire in the Belly

At the recent Lambda Literary Awards, a ceremony that honors LGBT literature each year, a biography of writer and artist David Wojnarowicz was named...

Running in Bed

Running in Bed by Jeffrey Sharlach Two Harbors Press Reviewed by Chuck Willman Running in Bed—in a nutshell—is the tale of a nice Jewish boy moving to the...

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,...

Passing By: Poetry by Keiko Lane

Passing By “It is not just that we are not what we were, rather it is we are not.” —W. Wayne Karr I’m racing up the marble steps...

My Life After Now

My Life After Now by Jessica Verdi Sourcebooks Fire Reviewed by Sally Hessney Jessica Verdi’s debut novel My Life After Now is about a teenager who tests positive...

Dream of Ding Village

Dream of Ding Village by Yan Lianke Grove/Atlantic This novel has been banned in the author’s native China. Yan Lianke is from Henan Province, the site of...

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...

Virus Hunt

Virus Hunt The Search for the Origin of HIV by Dorothy H. Crawford Oxford University Press Reviewed by Alina Oswald Truth is, tracking down the AIDS pandemic to its...

Peter

for Mark Doty Peter asked for it in his blood. Salt water ocean spray escape were never enough. The human defect is caring too much, fingernails skin and harder...

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Bruce Ward: March 2008

Time Differences Playwright Bruce Ward talks with A&U’s Chael Needle about his new play, Lazarus Syndrome, finding support & the need to stay on top...

Edmund White Honored by PEN

Becoming Self-Aware

Edmund White: February 2008