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Larry Kramer

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Is Lincoln A Gay In The Spielberg Movie?

    Spoiler alert (though it's actually more of a non spoiler alert). They had a surprise screening of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln at the New York Film Festival the other night, showcasing the film about a pivotal period in American history regarding both war and slavery. A friend of mine who works in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    An Enemy Of The People: My Review

    Henrik Ibsen's 1882 play An Enemy of the People--about a shattering crisis of ethics vs. corruption--is getting the stuffiness taken out of it in the Manhattan Theatre Club production directed by Tony winner Doug Hughes. The trimmed text doesn't belabor anything as it moves forward and the translat ... More >>

  • Film

    September 19, 2012
  • Film

    September 19, 2012

    Here's Who Saved the World

    David France's stirring history of ACT UP

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Streisand Responds To Larry Kramer's Attack

    As you know, Larry Kramer wrote the powerful 1985 play The Normal Heart, about life in the trenches during the early days of the AIDS crisis. Barbra Streisand was going to direct the movie version at one point, but there were problems in drumming up the kind of money Larry wanted (among other confl ... More >>

  • News

    June 20, 2012

    AIDS Activism: More Than a Walk in the Park

    It's back—onstage and screen, but not in the streets

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    White House Hosts First LGBT Pride Month Reception With Out Military, Married Same-Sex New Yorkers; Obama Gives GMHC Shout Out

    After a contentious press announcement on immigration earlier in the day in the Rose Garden, President Obama hosted his third LGBT Month Pride Reception in the East Room of the White House. Even though it is not a very old tradition, there were a couple things historically different about this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    "Christopher Street Should Have A Walk Of Fame!"

    That's what one of the big winners at the Get Out magazine awards at Splash told me the other night. The Christopher Street bar Boots & Saddle won awards for its staff, its karaoke night (with lovely Victoria Chase), and other aspects as well. But owner Robert Ziegler deserves a special honor for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    The Normal Heart Film Casting Is Intriguing But Bizarre

    ​Ryan Murphy is putting together a stellar cast for the long awaited screen version of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart, about the struggle to get recognition for AIDS as it devastated the gay community in the early days. Julia Roberts will play the lady doctor who nails the big boys with rage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2011

    Lou Maletta, RIP

    ​Brooklyn-born Lou Maletta was that bearish guy in a leather harness who you'd see on TV being openly gay, openly fetishy, and openly himself. In 1982, he founded the Gay Cable Network (and hosted Men in Films), which carried on for 18 years, growing from unabashed erotica obsessing to AIDS c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Larry Kramer Says Gay Marriage Is An Embarrassment

    David Shankbone/Wikipedia​Larry Kramer is the longtime elder statesman slash screamer of the gay community, who's always berating LGBTs--and the world--for taking crumbs of acceptance without fighting for true equality. And he's usually right. The Normal Heart author is appalled that so muc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    I Know Which Two Gays Should Marry!

    ​Each other, I mean. Now that the smoke has cleared and the right to same-sex marriage has historically been approved in New York state, I honestly feel two famous older gays should bury the hatchet in a giant wedding cake and scoop up lots of creamy filling. And they should do that after th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    AIDS In Oral History - Looking Back at 30 Years of the Epidemic (VIDEO)

    ​This past Pride Week has marked some amazing events, from passage of Marriage Equality in New York, to a President ducking that issue while visiting the city, to that same President marking National HIV Testing Day and preparing to host a White House Pride reception. This Pride also marks ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 15, 2011

    'Spider-Man' Review: I'm Buggin'!

    Musto's verdict on the retooled musical

  • Columns

    May 25, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Ellen Barkin On Hollywood, AIDS, and The Normal Heart

    ​In the current Broadway revival of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart, Ellen Barkin is doing so well she's gotten a Tony nomination and a theaterful full of used Kleenexes every night. Click here for my new column, in which Ellen tells me about this staggering production, as well as her experie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    The Normal Heart's Ad in The Times Quotes Me

    ​Which is good because I went wild for the powerful revival of Larry Kramer's drama about the early days of AIDS activism. Here's the ad.

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Double Whammy For Ed Koch

    ​ Ed Koch was the mayor of New York during the early days of the AIDS crisis, but his real nightmare is actually happening right now! Two classic plays that trash his response to the crisis are being concurrently revived, to great acclaim! Firstly, Angels in America has a line in which close ... More >>

  • Theater

    May 4, 2011

    The Normal Heart Beats Still

    Larry Kramer's now-classic AIDS play finds a home on Broadway

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    I Met The New Me!

    ​Isn't he special? He's Nicholas Gumas, one of the LGBT scholarship winners honored at Live Out Loud, Monday night's benefit at the TimesCenter, which raised $250,000 for their programs and activities. Nicholas is whip-smart, gave a great speech, and is much better dressed than me. Well, he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    The Normal Heart Soars: My Review

    ​Run to the Golden Theatre if you want to be reminded of how alive you are. You'll be moved, enraged, buzzed, and haunted. You will feel. By the end of the masterful revival of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart--directed by Joel Grey and George C. Wolfe--the audience has been put through an e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    AIDS Drama Brings Out The Big Names

    ​The Broadway revival of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart, about the early days of the AIDS crisis, is a powerhouse which I'll tell you more about on Thursday night when it officially opens. Meanwhile, let me recap last night's reception at the theater, where I mixed with various cast members ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Malcolm X Had Gay Sex! He Joins A Historic Club!

    ​A new book about Malcolm X says the controversial civil rights leader had an early homosexual relationship with a white businessman, according to The New York Times. And he's not alone! Anyone with a kindle will learn of a whole bevy of historical figures who turn out to have been "that way ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    'The Normal Heart Is Holding $10,000 in Marriage Equality Money Hostage'

    ​That's the contention of the Justinplusone blog, which addresses a pledge made by the imminent Broadway revival of Larry Kramer's powerful play about the early days of AIDS. The producers vowed to donate $10,000 to Marriage Equality, but only if 10,000 people "LIKE" the show on Facebook by i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Larry Kramer: Streisand Is a Big Hypocrite

    ​Barbra Streisand released a statement about how she's been kvelling over the ruling that reversed Proposition 8, but that was yesterday. Today my mailbag shows that activist/author Larry Kramer isn't having it. Larry vividly remembers how Babs was supposed to direct a movie of his 1985 play ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 11, 2009

    President Rejects Gay Hustler!

    Plus Abe Lincoln's logs and more than 15 minutes at Warhol's birthday party.

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    ​New Yorkers can do a lot of things other people can't: ride the Staten Island Ferry at midnight, have lunch in Central Park, etc. But we can't buy a damn bottle of wine at the grocery store. This year we had a chance to change it -- but the state's liquor stores and their lobbyists blocked it ... More >>

  • Film

    June 10, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Abe Lincoln Was Gay!

    Abraham Lincoln not only freed the slaves, it turns out he was a fabulous cocksucker! Gay legend Larry Kramer will report that interesting tidbit in his upcoming book The American People: A History, which is determined to turn the White House into a lavender mansion while adding the AC to DC. And th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2008

    You Tube Treasure: Lost Scene From Lost Horizon!

    "I never miss a Liv Ullman musical," Bette Midler immortally quipped about the bizarre 1973 remake of Lost Horizon, which also starred Oscar types like Peter Finch, Charles Boyer, John Gielgud, and Sally Kellerman all either singing or sync-ing with a unifying sense of charmlessness. Thanks to a sur ... More >>

  • Film

    March 25, 2008

    A Four Letter Word

    Vulgar self-satisfaction

  • Art

    November 6, 2007

    The Big Clean-Up

    Has performance art lost its edge? Is that a bad thing? A visit to Performa 07.

  • Columns

    August 7, 2007

    Frank and Open Discussions

    A visit to the land of Oz and straight talk from Rihanna and Ian Benardo, among others

  • Film

    September 26, 2006
  • Columns

    December 21, 2004
  • Specials

    December 21, 2004
  • News

    December 7, 2004

    'You Can Never Not Fight Back!'

    A conversation with Larry Kramer about the current state of gay activism

  • NYC Life

    October 26, 2004
  • NYC Life

    June 8, 2004
  • Theater

    April 20, 2004

    Second Shots

    Sondheim and Weidman hail the chief-killers; Larry Kramer uses rant to fight the plague

  • News

    April 13, 2004

    The Normalizing Heart

    How AIDS plays have changed since Larry Kramer raged

  • News

    March 2, 2004

    Blind on Blind

    NY Times Editors 'Inadvertently' Fail to Mention They're Promoting a TV Show the Company Produced

  • Columns

    January 27, 2004
  • News

    June 24, 2003

    Outing Abe

    Also Adolf, Jesus, Eleanor, Robin Hood, and Other Historic Greats

  • Theater

    May 20, 2003

    The Plays What They Wrote

    The Best Scripts Not Yet Mounted on a New York Stage

  • Columns

    July 18, 2000
  • Film

    July 11, 2000
  • Books

    June 22, 1999
  • Specials

    November 3, 1998
  • News

    August 25, 1998

    Click and Learn

    A new model for AIDS treatment activism

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