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Larry Kramer’s Search for Heart & History

Larry Kramer’s Search for Heart & History

BY DAVID EHRENSTEIN | In the spring of 1989 I went to New York — a city I was born in but left for Los Angeles in 1976 — and paid a visit to my old Gay Activists Alliance compadre Vito Russo, for what would prove to be the last time. I was in town […]

Larry Kramer Still a Spirited, Uncompromising Fighter

Larry Kramer Still a Spirited, Uncompromising Fighter

BY ANDY HUMM | Larry Kramer didn’t hold back when interviewed by Tony Kushner on June 26 at the New-York Historical Society, a group so staid that it honored Henry Kissinger at a gala last year. Asked about the Supreme Court’s historic ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act that morning, the stinging dissent of […]

Buoyantly, Urgently, AIDS Memorial Advocates Press for Funds

Buoyantly, Urgently, AIDS Memorial Advocates Press for Funds

BY NATHAN RILEY | In an atmosphere of both celebration and anxiety, a capital campaign for the New York City AIDS Memorial was formally launched at a March 27 press conference, with a new rendering of the triangular park — reflecting the design’s latest tweaks — unveiled as the project’s board of directors made an appeal […]

“How to Survive a Plague,” Tony Kushner Win Oscar Nominations

“How to Survive a Plague,” Tony Kushner Win Oscar Nominations

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | “How to Survive a Plague,” David France’s documentary about AIDS treatment activism in the years prior to the mid-‘90s introduction of protease inhibitors, has been nominated for a Best Documentary Academy Award. The film follows a group of ACT UP members whose efforts to make treatments available to tens of thousands […]