World AIDS Day, West Hollywood

Along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, between La Cienega and Robertson— the part of town known as “Boystown”—is the AIDS Memorial Walk.  Many of the small trees that line the street have a plaque memorializing friends, lovers, or family members who died of AIDS. Today, for World AIDS Day, the Alliance for Housing and Healing has placed a white rose near each one.

We join them in remembering the millions of lives tragically cut short by AIDS epidemic.

Steven Mirkin

Steven Mirkin’s diverse career has taken him from politics to pop culture to high art, offering him a front row seat to some of the most fascinating events and personalities of our time: writing speeches, fundraising appeals and campaign materials for Ed Koch, John Heinz and independent presidential candidate John B. Anderson; chronicling the punk/new wave scenes in New York and London; interviewing musicians such as Elton John, John Lydon and Buck Owens; profiling modern masters Julian Schnabel, Paul Schrader and Jonathan Safran Foer; and writing for TV shows including 21, The Chamber, Let's Make A Deal, and Rock Star: INXS.

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