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Peter Hujar: A Lover and a Fighter

Peter Hujar: A Lover and a Fighter

By Jemima McEvoy, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2018


Filed under Arts, Entertainment, Top Stories

The Morgan Library & Museum is currently hosting an exhibit on the works of Peter Hujar, an influential photographer whose art is largely associated with gay life in downtown New York City.

AIDS Crisis Should Be More Culturally Emphasized

AIDS Crisis Should Be More Culturally Emphasized

By Laura Shkouratoff, Creative Director

September 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

On 9/11, 2,606 people died in New York City. To date, more than 100,000 New Yorkers have died of AIDS. The New York City AIDS Memorial holds no names, because their tragedies were hidden as cultural blasphemy.

Steinhardt’s ‘Queen’ Shows Youth Response to Illness

Steinhardt’s ‘Queen’ Shows Youth Response to Illness

By Annaluz Cabrera, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Theater

It only takes six actors in Steinhardt's musical education program to make for a stunningly energetic performance of "Two Weeks With the Queen" — and more than that to tackle the stigmas around chronic illness.

Thoughtful Chaos at the Whitney

Thoughtful Chaos at the Whitney

By Emily Conklin, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

The Whitney Museum's latest exhibit takes a look at the 80's without the glamour and idolization of John Hughes films, instead peering at its darker undersides of identity and reality.

Insightful ‘Christodora’ Explores Gay Activism

Insightful ‘Christodora’ Explores Gay Activism

By Khrysgiana Pineda, Contributing Writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under Arts, Books

In a uniquely humanizing story of the residents of the classic New York building the Christodora, novelist Tim Murphy brings the faces of the AIDS crisis into sharp relief.

NYU Researchers Predict an HIV Spike Due to Heroin Use in Colombia

NYU Researchers Predict an HIV Spike Due to Heroin Use in Colombia

By Maria Torres, Contributing Writer

February 17, 2016


Filed under News, University News

NYU researchers predict Colombia will be the next country to experience an AIDS epidemic due to the increased use of heroin.

Republicans must stop cowering behind Reagan

Republicans must stop cowering behind Reagan

By Annie Cohen, Staff Writer

October 1, 2015


Filed under Opinion

GOP must be forward-facing, and must stop venerating Reagan.

Progress in AIDS cure, expert says

Progress in AIDS cure,  expert says

By Stephanie Grella, Staff Writer

December 2, 2014


Filed under News

NYU’s College of Dentistry hosted a seminar to discuss the progress of an HIV/AIDS cure.

Scientific Society: Focus should be on HIV medicine, not users

Scientific Society: Focus should be on HIV medicine, not users

April 21, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

In 2012, the Food and Drug Administration approved Truvada, a drug used to treat HIV by making it more difficult for the virus to multiply, as a preventative against infection. Since then, there has been a significant debate over who should be taking the drug, with the majority of the discussion c...