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E. Lynn Harris: August 2002

Writing Life Novelist E. Lynn Harris Shares with A&U’s B. Andrew Plant How AIDS Helped Inspire Him to Start Writing, Why the Pandemic Is Integral...

Martin Duberman: Cover Story

Holding Tightly But Gently Historian Martin Duberman in His Latest Book on Singer Michael Callen and Poet Essex Hemphill Revisits the Early Battleground That Was...

In Memoriam: Nancy Ellegate

We are mourning the loss of Nancy Ellegate, a longtime contributor to A&U, who died suddenly on September 27. Completing her undergraduate and master’s...

Left for Dead

I died three decades ago. In my early twenties. At the apex of the AIDS crisis in America in the 1980s. I’m long gone...

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,...

Queer Aging: Review

Queer Aging The Gayby Boomers and a New Frontier for Gerontology by Jesus Ramirez-Valles Oxford University Press Reviewed by Hank Trout From the Oxford University Press comes Queer Aging:...

The Past Dreamed Again: Christopher Hewitt Awards Honorees Announced

Assotto Saint, in Spells of a Voodoo Doll, wrote: “Anytime one tries to take fragments of one’s personal mythology and make them understandable to...

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,...

Tim Murphy: Advocate

One Building, Many Stories In a new novel, writer & activist Tim Murphy revisits the early days of AIDS by John Francis Leonard Activism, journalism, advocacy, and...

When the World Converted to Acronyms: Poetry by Joy Gaines-Friedler

When the World Converted to Acronyms for James Kerr                           Joy Gaines-Friedler teaches Advanced Poetry and Creative Writing for non-profits in the Detroit area, including the Prison...

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Peter Shalit, MD: Advocate

Cosmic Collision Peter Shalit Wasn’t Aware When He Entered Medical School That a Global War Was Looming—And That It Would Require His Loving Expertise by Dann...