Train Encounters

“An Angel with no face embraced me and whispered through my whole body: ‘Don’t be ashamed of being human, be proud! Inside you vault open behind vault endlessly. You will never be complete, that’s how it’s meant to be.’ Blind with tears I was pushed out on the sun-seething piazza together with Mr. and Mrs. […]

Returning To The Island Where I Left My Heart

Runmaro: A Love Letter

New Green Dress

Reflections on The Hidden Meaning of Drama and Trauma “It may well be that you have been cast in the role of trigger for the emotional release work in which another being is engaged. And it may appear to you that the individual in question is overreacting to your prompts. Yet, from that other person’s […]

What They Said: Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend

“The artistic process, perhaps apart from ballet and Victorian theater, it doesn’t engage the physical form the way that rock does. And particularly not the kind of fighting cock, peacock male thing. It’s a kind of courtship. All that undermines what is really going on in rock, which is a deep, deep , awful and […]

Celia Farber: Over the Rainbow with Marco Ruggiero

Marco Ruggiero

Photo: CF, Rethinking AIDS Conference, Oakland, CA, 2009 It was the late winter of 2009 when I met Dr. Marco Ruggiero at the Rethinking AIDS (RA) Conference in Oakland, California. I’d heard of him, seen glimpses of his work, and wondered who he was, in the way I’d grown accustomed to looking at scientists through […]

Divorcing “The Man in the Bottle”

Onnie Mary Moyo Phuthe

The Characters: Narrator — Onnie Mary Moyo Phuthe Husband — Onthusitse Edison Phute (OEP) Ex-husband — ARV (The Man in the Bottle) In 2001 I was very successful in my job. I was a hard productive worker. Then I became a sick worker. I went for an HIV test. Ever since HIV showed up at […]