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Mad Horse's latest show has exceptional heart
From the darkness, a hand strikes chalk against a spot-lit blackboard: July 1981 , it writes, and then, 16 .
| June 10, 2010
Walk for AIDS: 25 years
Join in this Sunday. Despite significant progress, many challenges remain.
Starting at 7:30 this Sunday morning, tens of thousands of walkers, runners, and volunteers will begin gathering by the Hatch Shell on the Boston side of the Charles River Esplanade.
| June 04, 2010
| January 01, 0001
Where's the outrage?
ACORN attack tape found to be fraudulent. Plus, applause for the merger of two AIDS agencies.
Holy hell broke loose six months ago when a self-appointed truth squad sponsored by a right-wing propagandist broadcast an Internet video that appeared to show African-American employees of ACORN counseling a white pimp and his equally Caucasian hooker on how to dodge a variety of laws.
| March 04, 2010
Visions of hope
‘Coming Out’ at Firehouse 13; Dery and Easton at 5 Traverse
Shannon Heuklom of Providence spent the past two summers helping at a rural clinic, serving some 2000 HIV-positive patients, that is run by the nonprofit Hope Through Health in the West African nation of Togo.
| January 13, 2010
Purple's prose makes for wrenching melodrama
If you thought Celie in Alice Walker's The Color Purple had a tough time of it, wait till you get a load of Precious.
| November 18, 2009
Look for activist postcards on First Friday and beyond
AIDS Art Action
Approximately 1300 people in Maine live with HIV/AIDS, according to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services.
| November 04, 2009
Harvard ‘ACT UP’ show gets rise from right-wingers
Tea Baggers Meet the Tea-Baggers Dept.
Taking a detour from directly bashing President Obama, right-wingers are now hot and bothered by a Harvard art exhibit. And they have an Obama administration foil toward whom they can channel their bile.
| November 02, 2009
Tomb 10A at the MFA; ACT UP at Harvard
In 1915, Harvard University and Museum of Fine Arts archæologists digging in a rocky cliff at Deir el-Bersha unearthed the 4000-year-old tomb of the Djehutynakhts, an ancient Egyptian governor and his wife.
| October 21, 2009
Photos: ACT UP New York: Activism, Art and the AIDS Crisis
ACT UP New York: Activism, Art and the AIDS Crisis 1987–1993 at the Carpenter Center
Photos from the exhibit on display from October 15 to December 23, 2009.
CARPENTER CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS
| October 21, 2009
10 years later, we told you so
Ten years of being right (well, mostly)
Like many in the alternative press, we pride ourselves on being ahead of the game. Sometimes, of course, that means we're wrong about what might be coming down the pike — that's part of the risk of being "out front" and not just reacting to the news as it happens.
| September 16, 2009
Pottery, Potter, mummies, and a 'Rare Bird'
Museums and galleries gather their objets d'art
The art of 2000 BC Egypt, visions from the Iraq War and AIDS activism, and the magic of a digital technology and Harry Potter make up the highlights of Boston's autumn art calendar.
| September 15, 2009
Gay Activists Work for Ted
Activists note Kennedy's gay rights work
Gay-and-lesbian community activists are heavily involved in what the chairman of the Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance of Massachusetts, Todd Fernandez, calls "a full-court press to ensure that Ted Kennedy's re-elected."
| August 26, 2009
Local activists crusade to cut circumcisions
Protesting male circumcision
What do William Shakespeare, Don Johnson, Sean Hannity, Redd Foxx, and Ralph Nader have in common with Jenna Jameson flicks and 70 percent of men worldwide? They're all uncut.
| July 29, 2009
Letters to the Portland Editor: July 10, 2009
Dump gay marriage and regroup!
A recent EqualityMaine campaign letter claimed that gay marriage is "the fight for our lives." I wonder whose lives they are talking about, when AIDS service organizations and community health/reproductive clinics across the state have been tightening their belts and desperately trying to crunch numbers.
PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS
| July 08, 2009
The original DIY, observed
Celebrating the safest of sex, plus what to do when dates collide
This explains a lot: May was National Masturbation Month, first held by the San Francisco-based sex shop Good Vibrations in 1995, and celebrated nationwide. (Some places even hold Masturbate-A-Thons to raise money for local HIV- and AIDS-prevention organizations.) Is that why everyone's been so giddy of late?
YOUR SECRET ADMIRER
| May 27, 2009
Review: Fig Trees
Strikes a delicate balance among solemnity, wry humor, and rage
Here's a first: an AIDS documentary nested inside an opera that's obsessed with albino squirrels, figs, palindromes, and Pythagoras.
| May 06, 2009
An inspiring life reduced to sound bites, clichés, and hugs
There's no other reason to see the film.
| April 28, 2009
Giles is one tough cookie
Plus economic outrage, the clueless Pope, and listening to 'The Angry Man'
Phillipe and Jorge could not be more pleased to hear that President Barack Obama has nominated Cynthia Giles, the director of Rhode Island's branch of the Conservation Law Founda-tion.
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| March 25, 2009
Agnès Varda in Toronto
The 2008 Toronto International Film Festival last September proved hospitable to Agnès Varda.
| March 10, 2009
Miller and Bettencourt document TB epidemic
You wouldn't think G. Wayne Miller would have time left to blink, considering the work he delivers
| February 04, 2009
Two Boston poets use their art for the good of the tribe
What if a poem had the power to heal loneliness?
| November 28, 2008
‘Anything But Paper Prayers (The Annual Aids Benefit)’ at Barbara Krakow Gallery, ‘Icons + Altars’ at the New Art Center, ‘Annual Holiday Sale’ at Massart
I can’t speak for everyone, but I’d take a painting over a snowflake sweater any day of the week.
EVAN J. GARZA
| November 21, 2008
Letters to the Portland Editor, October 10, 2008
Props on connecting the dots
If I could type my applause, I would. Your last two issues, specifically the cover articles, were superb.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
| October 09, 2008
Losing common ground
A rift between science and activism is undermining progress in the fight against AIDS
Among the chaos of fractious voices at the 17th International AIDS Conference, it’s hard to discern a clear message, and even harder to know who might be receiving it.
| October 03, 2008
Stop the bastards!
African exiles get political.
If you’re unfamiliar with the history of Ethiopia, you’ll probably be lost. (Try skimming a summary before you go.)
| July 08, 2008
Pride Week 2008
Sustaining community: the fun never stops
Boston Pride Week 2008 is shaping up to be a joyous smorgasbord of celebrities, literati, dancing, singing, boozing, schmoozing, friends, family, and joyful noises galore.
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| June 04, 2008
As South Africa celebrates 14 years of post-apartheid rule, AIDS and electricity could spark revolution
Damn it, I want to be optimistic. I have always seen my glass as half full and not half empty. Now I think it’s dry. I’ll check once the lights come on again.
| April 23, 2008
It's out of this world
The ART hosts Elections & Erections; Trinity does Blithe Spirit
Uys’s new show takes its title from two things that were illegal when the now-63-year-old gay white man was growing up in South Africa: democracy and sex.
| April 08, 2008
The addicted city
Why is it that one out of 125 Gloucester residents is a junkie?
This article originally appeared in the April 1, 1988 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
| April 03, 2008
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