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Larry Kramer

  1. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Larry Kramer’s SecretThe last word you might associate with him is sweet. But he often was. I also saw him as a radical conservative, of sorts.
  2. remembrances
    Larry Kramer’s InheritanceAn intergenerational conversation about what he meant and means.
  3. the national circus
    Frank Rich: Trump vs. Twitter Is No ContestThe president’s constant lies will overpower any attempt at fact-checking — plus, he gets to play the victim.
  4. obituary
    On Larry Kramer, The Normal Heart, and Playwriting As Screed“I had internalized that meat-ax political drama was a synonym for ‘clumsy.’ But it dismantled all my craft preconceptions.”
  5. larry kramer
    The Love and Rage of Larry Kramer“No one can be neutral” about Faggots, even 42 years later. Kramer wanted it that way.
  6. deaths
    Larry Kramer, AIDS Activist, Author, and Playwright, Is Dead at 84Kramer was a crucial AIDS activist and dramatized the movement in The Normal Heart.
  7. takedowns
    Larry Kramer Shames Roth for Supporting Trump“You are a very smart man. I cannot believe that you can possibly think Trump can run this country.”
  8. tv
    Writer Sarah Schulman on The Normal Heart“This was a play that told the truth about how straight people behaved during the AIDS crisis, which was abominably.”
  9. the back story
    Who Was John Duka? Looking for the Heart of The Normal HeartThe real-life analogue to the Times reporter in the film.
  10. equal rites
    Larry Kramer Got Married in His Hospital BedCongrats.
  11. equal rites
    Marriage, New York Style: Frank Rich and Adam Moss Talk About Andrew Cuomo, Larry Kramer … and Alice PlaytenA civil rights landmark, plus the latest production of ‘The Normal Heart’ and a tribute to the actress Alice Playten.
  12. theater review
    Theater Review: The Biblical Anger of The Normal Heart Brilliantly EnduresIf it’s been too long since you’ve been ravished by fulminating righteousness, then perhaps it’s time to get reacquainted with Larry Kramer’s foundational play about AIDS.
  13. hecklers
    Obama: Republicans Aren’t Funding AIDS IssuesA gang of protesters got that quote out of him, after he begged them to go away.
  14. neighborhood news
    GMHC Co-Founder Larry Kramer Pivots Again on Charity’s Move Out of Chelsea “Electing to go ahead into this truly idiotic move is one of the great mysteries of the present moment.”
  15. neighborhood news
    Gay Men’s Health Crisis Eyeing Move Out of Longtime Chelsea HeadquartersWith the closure of St. Vincent’s, this makes two landmarks in the HIV/AIDS fight that are disappearing from their old neighborhoods.
  16. gossipmonger
    Jake Gyllenhaal Is Trying to Win Reese Witherspoon Back, With Vintage DinnerwareThat would totally work for us. Then again, Jake giving us a Dixie cup would win us back.
  17. in other news
    Stephen Sondheim to Larry Kramer: ‘Try to Get Your Name in Print’As we’ve always suspected was the case with celebrities, all aging theater queens are also friends.
  18. intel
    Jim McGreevey: Here, Queer, Used to It, and Protesting Is Gay American Jim McGreevey ready to become a gay activist, too? It seems possible after his appearance at a gathering last night at the city’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center in the West Village. Irascible author-activist Larry Kramer, 71, was speaking on the twentieth anniversary of his speech launching ACT UP, the way-gay, street-theatery activist group that goaded major improvements in AIDS policies before lapsing into its current, barely-there incarnation. With predictable dudgeon, Kramer assailed Hillary Clinton, saying that, when it came to payback for her gay supporters, she “is cockteasing us, just like her husband did.” He then called for “a new gay army with gay leaders, fighting under a gay flag.”