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AIDS isn’t over, but far too many think it is. Not everyone is haunted by remembering the dying, the friends gone gaunt, the lesions appearing, the artists dropping out of sight, the funerals, the lie-filled obituaries, the terrified waits for results of blood tests taken by nurses wearing masks and triple gloves.
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The rapper and elusive lyricist Earl Sweatshirt projects a certain underdog quality. His debut album, Earl, came out in 2010, when he was 16. It garnered him widespread attention, which only multiplied when word spread that his mother had packed him off to a boarding school for “at-risk children” in Samoa. Modern-day exile only served to […]
Winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, Amina Gautier’s At-Risk tells the stories of teenagers who, for many reasons, are at risk.