Larry Kramer

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Fauci: Kramer Trashed Me to Millions. I Loved Him Anyway

Doctor recalls 'extraordinary' 33-year relationship with firebrand activist

(Newser) - Larry Kramer was an expert at getting attention. But his 1988 open letter to Dr. Anthony Fauci, in which he accused the "idiot" director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of failures in the AIDS epidemic, got him much more: a friend of more than three... More »

'One of America's Most Valuable Troublemakers' Dies

AIDS activist, playwright Larry Kramer was 84

(Newser) - In the 1980s, playwright and fiercely confrontational AIDS activist Larry Kramer slammed Dr. Anthony Fauci as a murderer and an "incompetent idiot" for failing to move fast enough on research. But the two later became friends, with Fauci crediting Kramer, who died Wednesday morning, with playing a key role... More »

Book of Mormon Sweeps Tonys

War Horse, Normal Heart, Anything Goes also grab honors

(Newser) - Broadway's gaspingly irreverent Book of Mormon took home nine Tony Awards last night, winning everything from Best Musical to Best Score to Best Direction to Best Actress in a musical (Nikki M. James). "You did it, Joseph! You got the Tony!" joked the co-creator of the musical,... More »

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