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Confessional Poem, Age Seven: Poetry by D. Gilson

Confessional Poem, Age Seven Uncle Dennis is the entire state of Texas, expanse of great prairie and oil-rigged skyscrapers all contained in the rotunda of his five-foot-eight frame. But...

High Fidelity Transmission: Review

High Fidelity Transmission: The ABCs of the Politics of AIDS by Rajesh Talwar Reviewed by John Francis Leonard India, which actually has a low percentage of its...

Punch Line: Poetry by Nancy Whitecar

Punch Line Two interns stood outside my brother’s hospital room and thrust words at us in ill-practiced affectation. “He—is—dead.” Laughter, as they turned down the hall. Just before, visitors crowded around pizza delivered...

RENT Live: Review

RENT: Live Directed by Michael Greif, Alex Rudzinski Fox Broadcasting Company Reviewed by Alina Oswald Many years ago I went to see the award-winning RENT on Broadway. To...

“Days of 1993, ’94, and ’95”: Poetry by Benjamin S. Grossberg

Days of 1993, ’94, and ’95                     The Montrose Clinic, Houston Timing; the lag. You couldn’t know....

The Day Larry Kramer Dissed Me

by Mark S. King The mall was abuzz, with people darting in and out of stores, wrangling their kids and chatting on cell phones. I...

Boystown 5: Murder Book: Review

Boystown 5: Murder Book Marshall Thorton MLR Press Reviewed by Sally Hessney Boystown 5: Murder Book, the fifth installment in Marshall Thornton’s hardboiled detective series, opens with a...

Letter to a Young Friend on World AIDS Day

My dear young friend, I’ve often wondered if it would matter if I’d been given the ability to move about freely in time? To witness every future? I’d...

How Online Dating Empowers Women Living with HIV: Nonfiction by Claire...

How Online Dating Empowers Women Living with HIV by Claire Gasamagera By the time we decided to meet in person, I had no idea how beautiful...

It Seems: Poetry by Joy Gaines-Friedler

It Seems only three years ago we began our goodbyes. Pray for me you asked, and I had no idea how, or if I did pray what it might...

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