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Table of Contents

Larry Kramer Gets Angry

Radiant Radical

Adventures in Brain Chemistry

Cackles, Cauldrons, and Carrots

Johnny Appleseed

The Way To a Man's Heart

Tools of the Trade

Life Imitates Art

S.O.S.-March 1997

Mailbox-March 1997

Notes of a Native Son

Out in the Cold

Cocktail Hour

Gallo's Humor

Vanity Unfair

Uh-Oh, Canada

Dental Damns

School for Scandal

"Provide" Services

Goes Around, Comes Around

Whatever Happened to Mary Jane

The Buddy Line

Rebel YELL

Bull's Eye

Body at Work

Alive and Kicking

ACTing UP All Over

All in Good Time

Tabling the Situation

POZ Picks-March 1997

ACT UP's First Days

5,985 and Counting

A Specific Point of View

Dead Gorgeous

Sex and the Single Positoid

Misplaced Lust

The Anger Channel

Dose of Reality

Feeling Blue? Much to Do!

Kicking Butt

Expand Your Medicine Cabinet

Wean on Me

Feeling Queasy? Help is Easy

The Right Stuff

A Load Off His Mind

Carbo Diem

Monkey Business

Taking Action

Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

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March 1997

Life Imitates Art

Coincidence or conspiracy -- you decide

Coincidence or conspiracy -- you decide


In Do the Right Thing, Rosie Perez kicks ass as a hysterical, foul-mouthed mother given to emotional eruptions.

In 1994, at an emotional ACT UP disruption outside New York's City Hall, bad mutha Rosie did the right thing by shouting at Mayor Rudy Giuliani to "Get up off your ass!"

Apocalypse Now star Martin Sheen appeared in the movie Wall Street, which demonstrated the greed of the coke-addled corporate '80s.

In 1987, Sheen attended the founding meeting of the apocalyptic ACT UP, which demonstrated against Wall Street's AIDS-drug-inspired greed.

Anti-diva Susan Sarandon, who fell silently to her death in Thelma and Louise, surrendered her virginity to a transvestite from another planet in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

In 1994, Sarandon, who once wore a Silence=Death button on Good Morning America, showed her incredulity during a demo against Rudy Giuliani, the mayor from another planet.

Terminally cute all-American Patty Duke made her grown-up debut in Valley of the Dolls, a camp classic about the impact of recreational drugs on the Hollywood system.

In 1988, Duke attended a demo for ACT UP, at which terminally ill all-Americans warned about the impact of toxic drugs on the circulatory system.

CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather, living in the shadow of Walter Cronkite, lost credibility after a week of his eccentric signing-off with the word "courage."

In 1987, eccentric ACT UP demonstrators, living in the shadow of the epidemic, were given credibility by Rather, who showed "courage" as the first anchor to air an ACT UP demo.

For a "terrifying year and a half" in the mid-1960s, ABC World News Tonight anchor Peter Jennings followed civil-rights activists in their personal crusades across the South.

During ACT UP's 1991 Day of Desperation, activists passed over World News Tonight in their on-air protests because Jennings had made AIDS a "personal crusade."

Frasier's Dan Butler plays sportscaster Bulldog, a whistle-blowing, loudmouthed, skirt-chaser.

In 1987, Butler was the chair of logistics for ACT UP, a group of whistle-blowing, loudmouthed, skirt-wearers.

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