New York Times Magazine Examines AIDS Political Art Movement That Changed ‘Consciousness, Policies’
The New York Times Magazine on Sunday examined how and why the AIDS political art movement that began in the 1980s was the only time in the 20th century that "plays and posters and other creative works really chang[ed] the consciousness and the policies" of the United States. The article discusses the "Silence=Death" posters, the AIDS quilt, the AIDS ribbon and plays written about the HIV/AIDS epidemic -- including Larry Kramer's "The Normal Heart," William Hoffman's "As Is," Jonathan Larson's "RENT" and Tony Kushner's "Angels in America" (Green, New York Times Magazine, 12/7). The complete article is available online.This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.