January / December #11 : 1995 POZ Honors: Arts - by David Tinmouth

POZ - Health, Life and HIV
Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join

Back to home » Archives » POZ Magazine issues

Table of Contents

Network News

1995 POZ Honors

1995 POZ Honors: It's An Ad World

1995 POZ Honors: Role Models

1995 POZ Honors: Pope Innocent He's Not

1995 POZ Honors: Arts

1995 POZ Honors: Foreign Affairs

1995 POZ Honors: Hollywood

1995 POZ Honors: Law

1995 POZ Honors: Media

1995 POZ Honors: Movies

1995 POZ Honors: Politics

1995 POZ Honors: Research

1995 POZ Honors: Eating Your Young

Baseball, Hotdogs, Apple Pie and HIV

Hollywood Shuffles AIDS

The Newest AIDS Treatment Is Not a Drug

Banned in the U.S.A.

Mind Over Health Matters

Party Planner

Industrial Strength

Prosper, and Live Long

Worse Things He Could Do

Get Bothered

Health Insured?

See Span


Rhymes and Reason, Too

X-ray Visions

A Little Personal Attention

Symptoms? Persist!

Butter's Not All Bad

Pas de Deux

C'mon and Celebrate

Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

email print

January / December 1996

1995 POZ Honors: Arts

by David Tinmouth

Congress should stop shooting down the arts—and aim for the critics instead

In a December New Yorker review that rocked the art world, critic Arlene Croce echoed right-wind attacks on the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) support of gay, AIDS and race-related work. She labeled HIV positive dancer Bill T. Jones' AIDS-themed performance Still/Here as "victim art" and emblematic of the wrong turns taken by the NEA.

We knew S&M meant "stand & model"; we didn't know it referred to a witness stand

Edmondton, Alberta photographer Conrad Boland accused his former lover, model Marilyn Tan, of covertly injecting him with HIV positive blood during an S&M scenario. Unfortunately for movie-of-the-week producers, Tan was cleared of all major charges, although she must serve three months in jail for uttering a death threat against a former girlfriend of Boland's.

He plans to release one set of frames each time he releases a new album

As part of his ongoing crusade to raise money for pediatric AIDS, musician Elton John put out a line of eyeglasses designed by Oliver Peoples. Only 5,000 numbered, red ribbon-embossed frames were made.

Marky Mark, for some reason, was not invited

Shortly before his death in March, rap star Eazy-E (Eric Wright) told the nation that he had AIDS. A major hip-hop artist who was instrumental in defining gangsta rap, Wright's declaration marked the first of its kind in the rap world. In response to the rapper's death, a group of major artists including R&B quartet Jodeci, Heavy D, Salt-N-Pepa and others performed at the launch of UrbanAid, LIFEbeat's rap project.

After all, great art belongs in the Louvre

Much furor surrounded this year's decision to memorialize tennis great Arthur Ashe by erecting a statue of him on Richmond, Virginia's Monument Avenue—among statues of defeated Confederate heroes including Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.

Search: NEA, Bill T. Jones, Elton John, Eazy-E, Arthur Ashe

Scroll down to comment on this story.


(will display; 2-50 characters)


(will NOT display)


(will display; optional)

Comment (500 characters left):

(Note: The POZ team reviews all comments before they are posted. Please do not include either ":" or "@" in your comment. The opinions expressed by people providing comments are theirs alone. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Smart + Strong, which is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by people providing comments.)

Comments require captcha.
Please enter this number for verification:

| Posting Rules

Show comments (0 total)

[Go to top]

Facebook Twitter Google+ MySpace YouTube Tumblr Flickr Instagram
Quick Links
Current Issue

HIV Testing
Safer Sex
Find a Date
Newly Diagnosed
HIV 101
Disclosing Your Status
Starting Treatment
Help Paying for Meds
Search for the Cure
POZ Stories
POZ Opinion
POZ Exclusives
Read the Blogs
Visit the Forums
Job Listings
Events Calendar
POZ on Twitter

Ask POZ Pharmacist

Talk to Us
Did you participate in an event for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2016?


more surveys
Contact Us
We welcome your comments!
[ about Smart + Strong | about POZ | POZ advisory board | partner links | advertising policy | advertise/contact us | site map]
© 2016 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved. Terms of use and Your privacy.
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.