Pandemic-Inspired Creative Work

Pandemic-Inspired Creative Work

On using creative work to capture pandemics such as HIV and AIDS, and the Coronavirus pandemic Oftentimes in life we have to face extreme situations--man- or nature-made--that, in turn, force us to look at life through a new lens, and compel us to capture the experience for ourselves and for those who come after us. [...]

The Symbolism of 7pm [cheer] in a (post) Covid-19 World

The Symbolism of 7pm [cheer] in a (post) Covid-19 World

A visual interpretation of the meaning and symbolism of 7pm cheer for Covid-19 first responders during and post coronavirus pandemic "Silence Equals Death, so let's make some noise," I wrote in a 2012 interview with artist/activist Nancer LeMoins for A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine. [As I also mentioned in my June 2019 A&U cover story, the [...]

TTL: Covid-19 Juxtapositions

TTL: Covid-19 Juxtapositions

A look at life (so far) during Covid-19 and related creative work It's the day after Memorial Day weekend here in the U.S., which usually means that summer is "unofficially" here. Yet, this year there's nothing "usual" about anything, it seems. Also, there's nothing resembling summer (summertime, summer lazy afternoons, etc.) either, not this past [...]

Symposia Bookstore

Symposia Bookstore

On the importance of art and culture, and supporting local artist communities in a time of coronavirus pandemic Today is Good Friday for many people and I decided to post something for this Easter weekend. There's no doubt that spring holidays--Passover or Easter (Catholic or Orthodox)--are quite different this year for many of us. Maybe [...]

Coronavirus Pandemic – Snapshots

Coronavirus Pandemic – Snapshots

Capturing the Coronavirus pandemic in words and images To borrow from Jonathan Larson's "Seasons of Love" [RENT, the musical], I wonder how do we measure a month in a life defined by the Coronavirus? I've never lived through a pandemic. I've been covering HIV and AIDS for almost twenty years, oftentimes through the stories of [...]