In a new documentary, “How to Survive a Plague,” filmmaker David France re-examines the in-your-face brand of AIDS activism that forced the nation to pay attention in the early days of the epidemic and eventually convinced the federal government to speed the approval of life-saving drugs. Ray Suarez speaks with France about why a film primarily composed of archival, handheld video footage from the 1980s and ’90s remains so relevant to today’s fight.
Ray Suarez talks to celebrity chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson, whose new memoir, the New York Times bestseller “Yes, Chef,” traces his life and career, beginning with his birth in Ethiopia and adoption to a Swedish family, a move that eventually led him to cooking.
Carlos Fuentes had aged so beautifully you might have subconsciously assumed he would live forever, like a character in a Latin American novel. He moved easily through the complicated world of the second half of the 20th century, at home in multiple languages, crowned in a silver mane, his voice easy to listen to, laughing easily and well.
On Veterans Day, Ray Suarez reports on the ongoing investigation into the mishandling of remains at the nation’s most well-known cemetery. Continue reading