This June marks the 20th anniversary of the moment when AIDS entered our consciousness. In that time, the epidemic has wrought enormous changes in style and sensibility, but some of these shifts are hard to seeor perhaps we'd rather not see them. Like all social traumas, AIDS begets forgetting, and new treatments have given artists and their audiences the margin to think about other things. "The implication is that this epidemic is now the responsibility of other communities," says Patrick Moore, director of the Estate Project, which preserves work by artists with AIDS. It's a daunting task in an age when silence equals... More >>>
By photo: Robin Holland
Edmund White (left) and Ned Rorem, the authors of two recent works about losing a lover: Along with devotion there is resentment, terror, and guilt, emotions that cant be sewn into a quilt.