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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...

The Embrace: Poetry by Rose Auslander

The Embrace So pale, he’s almost green, a bit yellow, slightly iridescent— in that second before he touches you, you wish you could make him pretty again.  Even through his overcoat you’ll feel...

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...

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...

Together We Can Show We Care: Christopher Hewitt Award Winners Announced

Together We Can Show We Care The Seventh Annual Christopher Hewitt Awards The opening track of Book of Love’s 1988 album Lullaby, a dance remake of...

Life of David Hockney: Review

Life of David Hockney: A Novel by Catherine Cusset Translation by Teresa Lavender Fagan Other Press Reviewed by John Francis Leonard In Life of David Hockney, French author Catherine...

A Haven Before Heaven: Review

A Haven Before Heaven by Stefanie Held Amazon Digital Services Reviewed by John Francis Leonard In A Haven Before Heaven, author Stefanie Held records yet another chapter of...

My Friend Jerry: Nonfiction by Richard Marino

My Friend Jerry by Richard Marino My friend Jerry Lazier lived at 484 Hayes Street in the Hayes Valley. The apartment was on the second floor....

Target Zero: Review

Target Zero Directed by Mary Potsako MedCine Reviewed by Mel Baker Target Zero: Preventing HIV Transmission looks at how the array of HIV meds are preventing new infections...

The Underground Woman: Review

The Underground Woman: From Prisoner to Freedom by Asha Molock CreateSpace Reviewed by T.J. Banks Alice isn’t the only one to tumble down a rabbit hole and find...

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