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Conflict Is Not Abuse: Review

Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility and the Duty of Repair by Sarah Schulman Arsenal Pulp Press Reviewed by John Francis Leonard In her new non-fiction...

Gay Gotham: Review

Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York by Donald Albrecht, with Stephen Vider Skira Rizzoli Reviewed by Hank Trout Confession: I dearly love exhibit-specific museum books....

Christopher Hewitt Awards 2017: Call for Entries

      Submissions are now closed. Thank you. A&U Magazine is currently accepting entries for the fifth annual Christopher Hewitt Award. Named in honor of A&U's first...

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...

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”...

A Horse Named Sorrow

A Horse Named Sorrow by Trebor Healey University of Wisconsin Press Reviewed by Chuck Willman Author and poet Trebor Healey is one of my favorite writers. His first...

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...

Rabih Alameddine: Writer & Advocate

Remembering Our History With His New Novel, The Angel of History, Rabih Alameddine Reawakens Our Memories of the Early Days of AIDS by John Francis Leonard Rabih...

Positively Beautiful: Review

Positively Beautiful Directed by Diveena Cooppan Mo Berry Productions/Wicked Delicate Reviewed by T.J. Banks When you come to the edge of all the light you have known and...

Until My Heart Stops: Review

Until My Heart Stops by Jameson Currier Chelsea Station Editions Reviewed by Hank Trout In Until My Heart Stops, his collection of more than fifty “intimate writings” culled...

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Peter Shalit, MD: Advocate

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