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Second, You Are Really Nigerian: Fiction by JoAnn Stevelos

Fiction by JoAnn Stevelos Second, You Are Really Nigerian Maya One morning I woke up to find myself spooning Lana Jackson’s granddaughter—the beautiful, righteous, god-love-you-all, famous gospel...

Magic and Mercury: Nonfiction by D.W. Anderson

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.”—H.P. Lovecraft Eighth grade,...

Children’s Book Raises Funds for AIDS United, The Trevor Project

Children’s Book Raises Funds for AIDS United, The Trevor Project Chronicle Books, of San Francisco, has teamed with Last Week Tonight with John Oliver to...

The Challenge of Adherence: Poetry by Noah Stetzer

Though it lacks the deliberateness of fire setting the bridges or boats once one’s passed into strange lands or foe’s territory— dark Rubicon crossed over on horseback, fighting...

The Origin of AIDS

The Origin of AIDS by Jacques Pepin Cambridge University Press Reviewed by Alina Oswald The first officially documented AIDS cases surfaced in the United States in 1981. With the...

Holding Breath

An excerpt from Holding Breath: A Memoir of AIDS' Wildfire Days by Nancy Bevilaqua In his last few weeks, David rarely lay down anymore. At night,...

Two Poems by Noah Stetzer

Two Poems by Noah Stetzer Measure of a Man Numbers crowd this room: T-cells, viral load, telephone, clocks, oxygen, and the day. Longitude and latitude place us here in the...

Pose on FX: Review

Pose Created by Ryan Muphy, Brad Falchuk & Steven Canals FX Reviewed by John Francis Leonard It’s 1990 in NYC. Madonna’s hit single “Vogue” is ruling the...

A Piece of Me with HIV: Review

A Piece of Me with HIV by Shyronn Jones CreateSpace Reviewed by John Francis Leonard A Piece of Me with HIV is a compelling and valuable document of...

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...

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