[Eleven] days ago, The New Yorker’s Daily Comment blog published an essay by Michael Specter titled “What Young Gay Men Don’t Know About Aids,
” in which Specter points to the increase of “unprotected anal intercourse among gay men,” claims that “the rates of HIV infection will surely follow,” and then identifies the cause of this shift as the ignorance of my generation, who weren’t around to see the AIDS epidemic for themselves. The piece is a call to arms of sort, stating the need for increased public funding for HIV/AIDS prevention, and concludes by quoting Larry Kramer’s famous 1983 warning, “1,112 and Counting.” It’s a familiar argument—one that, in my lifetime, I have heard repeated ad nauseam and, I fear, largely misses what AIDS means to me and many other young gay men.
Legends Never Die Two decades after a low-budget film turned Washington Square skaters into international celebrities, the kids from "Kids" struggle with lost lives, distant friendships, and the fine art of growing up. Caroline Rothstein
writes about the cast of the Harmony Korine / Larry Clark film twenty years on for narrative.ly
used to make thin-film solar cells, but they could not make any money. The Department of Energy tried to help with a $535 million “Green” loan guarantee but the DOE missed the memo that says EBITDA
needs to be in the black if they expect to keep taxpayers out of the red. Private investors kicked in another $70 million
eventually but only after the DOE primed
itself. As White House economic advisor Larry Summers
noted, “…[government] is a crappy vc
[venture capitalist]…" Thanks to the DOE though, 40 employees and 150 contractors got to keep their jobs for an extra week last year according to the WaPo
, the newest incumbent to the office of Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office
of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
was unavailable for comment, but was heard to utter "woof" at the news. [more inside]
With his whimsically biting number from 1988 entitled Jazz Police
, ol' Lenny Cohen has shown himself to be a prophet once again: Jazzer drop your axe it's jazz police
! [more inside]
Maybe you saw Minesweeper: The Movie
. It's typical of Elephant Larry
s sweet, savvy sketch comedy. If you like the parody preview genre, don't miss out on Gummi Bears: The Movie
. If you don't, try the short film "Baby, Fix That Fusebox!"
or perhaps Tall Cop, Short Cop
, which is directed by none other than John Landis. My personal favorites are WHIT Radio
and the audio (and stage) sketch Francophone
. And guess what? If you live in LA, you can see them for free tonight at the Comedy Central Stage
Who Can Sleep With Brows on the Prowl? Larry Blamire
, new things maker out of ones we all remember extraordinare, and stiff dialogue dynamo
is back in bad form with his latest offering, The Trail of The Screaming Forehead
. Coming to festivals in Long Beach and SF this month. (previously!
Don't Be Evil
motto. But now they're putting their money
(approx. $1.1 billion) where their mouth
is. The man in charge of Google's new philanthropic arm
is Dr. Larry Brilliant
, a man of exceedingly humanitarian endeavors.