Fall River Boys (Charles Lane Press, $85) HIV-positive photographer Richard Renaldi’s book captures young men coming of age in Fall River, Massachusetts. Taken during the past eight years, the 89 black and white pics depict both the teens and the landscapes of this once booming industrial city. Even better: The Hours scribe Michael Cunningham pens the introduction.
Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom (logoonline.com, $19.99) While this popular LOGO series about four gay African-American men ended in 2007, this film picks up where the last season left off. The gang travels to Martha’s Vineyard to celebrate Noah and Wade’s upcoming nuptials. Expect a lot of drama, laughter and a few surprises. That’s the de-gaga!
Living With It (vcuhealth.org, $7.50) HIV-positive wordsmiths set 12 innovative poems to the sounds of world famous saxophonist J. Plunky Branch and other musicians. Sponsored by the Arts in Healthcare program at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, this compilation CD seeks to raise AIDS awareness among African Americans, youth and women. Word.
Dr. Rachael’s SEX-Planatory Podcast (drrachael.com) The online show gives you the rundown on sexually transmitted infections (STIs), relationship advice and sex tips. Don’t worry, you’re in good hands: Rachael L. Ross, MD, PhD, is the resident sexpert for Real Health, POZ’s sister magazine. The doctor is in, and she’ll see you now.
A short list of what to do this summer