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Documentary revives the AIDS fight in archival footage

More than 30 "archival cinematographers" are credited at the end of David France's Oscar-nominated documentary, How to Survive a Plague .
Fighting back
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 18, 2013
ShortTake:How To Survive A Plague

Review: How to Survive a Plague

In 1987, 26-year-old Peter Staley, a closeted Wall Street trader, was diagnosed as HIV-positive. Given less than two years to live, he addressed the International AIDS Conference . . . three years later. He's still alive.

By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 05, 2012

Confronting rising HIV rates among gay and bisexual men

HIV infection is on the rise among gay and bisexual men in Rhode Island, even as it is declining for other populations: injection drug users, who are considered particularly at risk, and heterosexuals.
Health Dept.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 11, 2011

Review: Puncture

Though drawn from a true story, Adam and Mark Kassen's drama falls into the pattern of films like The Verdict in which a crapulous barrister gets a second chance by taking on a case of David-versus-Goliath injustice.
Facing down fat cats
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 21, 2011

Review: Life, Above All

A grave, quietly moving coming-of-age tale of a young girl raised in a village where many (her infant sister, in this case) are robbed of the opportunity to come of age at all, Oliver Schmitz's film is told effectively through the sad, wise eyes of the 1
A quietly moving coming-of-age tale
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  August 05, 2011
41 years of Pride: It really HAS gotten better

41 years of Pride: It really HAS gotten better

More photos from last year's Pride paradeIt's been 41 years since the first Boston Pride. We take Pride for granted now -- if there are...
By David Eisenberg  |  June 11, 2011

World AIDS Day Zakim Bridge FAIL

World AIDS Day Zakim Bridge FAIL

On Wednesday, December 1, our very own Zakim Bridge, the widest cable-stayed bridge in the world, became one of over 30 urban landmarks illuminated with...
By Micah Hauser  |  December 03, 2010

Patronage = corrpution

The Massachusetts legislature is shocked — shocked! — that patronage is rife in the Probation Department! Shocked that it exists anywhere in state government! And it looks as if the both the House and the Senate will be damned if they are going to d
Plus, the Pope + condoms
By EDITORIAL  |  November 26, 2010

I hope they don't have to amputate

Maybe you should just leave it alone for a while.
By KARL STEVENS  |  September 03, 2010

Star power

Seacoast Rep's top-notch Rent
Seacoast Rep's top-notch Rent
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 09, 2010

Walk for AIDS: 25 years(1)

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.
Join in this Sunday. Despite significant progress, many challenges remain.
By EDITORIAL  |  June 04, 2010

Look for activist postcards on First Friday and beyond

Approximately 1300 people in Maine live with HIV/AIDS, according to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services.
AIDS Art Action
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 06, 2009

Harvard ‘ACT UP’ show gets rise from right-wingers

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.
Tea Baggers Meet the Tea-Baggers Dept.
By GREG COOK  |  October 30, 2009

Sins of the play

The title of Israel Horovitz's Sins of the Mother (through September 13 at Gloucester Stage) is an ironic misnomer.
Israel Horovitz returns to Gloucester
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  September 04, 2009

Letters to the Portland Editor: July 10, 2009

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
Dump gay marriage and regroup!

Mother courage

The 2008 Toronto International Film Festival last September proved hospitable to Agnès Varda.
Agnès Varda in Toronto
By GERALD PEARY  |  March 10, 2009

World AIDS Day observances

As Maine slashes the last of its AIDS-prevention funding in an attempt to somehow "save taxpayers mo...
By Jeff Inglis  |  December 01, 2008

Power outage

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.
As South Africa celebrates 14 years of post-apartheid rule, AIDS and electricity could spark revolution
By PETER-DIRK UYS  |  April 23, 2008