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Traveler’s Blues: Nonfiction by Jay Vithalani

Traveler's Blues by Jay Vithalani The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft agley… "Gang aft agley" is the lovely Scots phrase for “Often...

The Scream of the Phoenix: Nonfiction by Jesús Guillén

The Scream of the Phoenix to all kinds of survivors around the world Most of us cry when we are born because the trauma of...

Decade: Life in the ’80s: Drama by Bruce Ward

Decade: Life in the '80s Written and performed by Bruce Ward The 1980s One hell of a decade Decade: Life in the ’80s was first produced in 1992,...

Walt Odets: Advocate & Writer

Digging Out of Stigma Psychologist & Author Walt Odets Talks with A&U’s Hank Trout About Navigating HIV and Other Issues Impacting Gay Men’s Lives When your...

Illuminations on Market Street: Review

Illuminations on Market Street Benjamin Heim Shepard ibidem Press Reviewed by Alina Oswald In many ways, Illuminations on Market Street is, as its subtitle suggests, (a story about...

HIV on TV: Review

HIV on TV: Popular Culture's Epidemic by Malynnda A. Johnson Lexington Books Reviewed by John Francis Leonard From the alarming news stories of the eighties, those “very special...

The Journalist of Castro Street: Review

The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts by Andrew E. Stoner University of Illinois Press Reviewed by Alina Oswald The moment I noticed Andrew E....

Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City: Review

Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City Developed by Lauren Morelli Netflix Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Just when you thought his last book had finally closed the chapter,...

1988—A Footnote: Poetry by Brian Farrey-Latz

1988—A Footnote The kingdom of calculated silence has fallen, my children, my lovelies The unholy ramparts sundered under the strain of the Great Experiment An eight-year reign...

The Test: Nonfiction by Paul A. Aguilar

The Test by Paul A. Aguilar This past October was the thirtieth anniversary of discovering I had acquired the human immunodeficiency virus, aka HIV. I was...

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