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Christopher Hewitt Awards 2018: Call for Entries

Submissions are now closed. Thank you for your interest! A&U Magazine is currently accepting entries for the sixth annual Christopher Hewitt Award. Named in honor of...

Laundry Day

Laundry Day “You need to have it checked out right away.” Marcus turned away from Robert. ...

Wilhemina’s War: Review

Wilhemina's War Directed by June Cross Secret Daughters Productions Reviewed by T.J. Banks When we hear the words “woman warrior,” Joan of Arc or Boudicca comes to mind....

When AIDS Was Funny: Review

When AIDS Was Funny Directed by Scott Calonico AD&D Production, Ltd. Reviewed by T.J. Banks The dots just don’t connect when it comes to Ronald Reagan and the...

Our Love Is Real

Our Love Is Real by Sam Humphries and Steven Sanders Gotham Press reviewed by Steven Surman Journalist Randy Shilts wrote in his book documenting homosexuality in the military,...

San Francisco General: Poetry by Greg Casale

San Francisco General The final time I looked into your eyes they were in a urine cup three floors down. I hope the old gods slipped turquoise in your...

Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371: Review

Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371 by MK Czerwiec Penn State University Press Reviewed by Hank Trout MK Czerwiec took her first nursing job in 1994...

Between the Pages • The Story of Joyce A. McDonald: Review

Between the Pages: Where Trials Become Triumph! by Thaïs Sherell J. N-Spired Productions Reviewed by Chael Needle My stepmother used to tell me stories about Jesus, but they...

The Soho Press Book of 80s Short Fiction: Review

The Soho Press Book of 80s Short Fiction Edited by Dale Peck Soho Press Reviewed by John Francis Leonard The eighties were a decade that began twelve straight...

The American People Volume 1: Review

The American People Volume 1: Search for My Heart by Larry Kramer Farrar, Straus & Giroux Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Recently, I’ve been on something of a...

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