Tag Archives: 80s

Jem episode “That Old Houdini Magic” shines light on fear of death, elder fraud

2015 will mark the 30th anniversary of Jem, a television show my nearly 6-year-old daughter watches on Netflix every morning. A live action movie is slated for release in October because nostalgia. Along with my daughter, I have re-watched nearly every episode a handful of times—I used to watch it when I was a kid too—and […]

Peter Staley Reflects on “How to Survive a Plague”

Peter Staley is one of many AIDS activists who worked to fight the stigma surrounding the syndrome and demand from the government funding for research and treatment at a time when many in this country had written it off as exclusively a gay problem. From a recent Out100 entry about Staley: A former bond trader, […]