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The gimmicky charity fundraiser seized the nation’s attention in 1986. Here’s how it played out.
Looking back at the D.C. premiere party and our original review: “a pure projection of swagger, a kind of mad, gorgeous hymn to testosterone.“
We took a look at the 1966 archives for traces of “Blonde on Blonde.” It’s pretty embarrassing, man.
There’s always a more elite party, and this year, the Obamas stole some of the buzz from the glittering media parties.
Hundreds of students raised their hands to tell him in sign language, “I love you.“
“A talent show with no talent,” wrote Tom Shales. “Roadkill TV. . . a gruesome spectacle.“
See the front page from October 4, 1995 and read the original Post coverage of the historic moment.
In a 1990 interview, Harry Mapplethorpe was troubled by his late son’s homosexuality and bohemian lifestyle.
Artists were the activists behind Washington’s most stunning protest.
He brokered the American Psychiatric Association’s landmark 1973 vote to stop treating homosexuality as an illness.