Ed Koch's Greatest Failure

Max Rivlin-Nadler · 02/02/13 10:00AM

When former mayor Ed Koch died early yesterday morning, the accolades were quick to descend: he was a "a great man," who "did good," ebulliently pulling his city out of the worst financial disaster it had ever faced. Still, his incredibly long tenure also coincided with both the crack and AIDS epidemic, the latter of which, activist and documentarian David France writes in a piece for New York, he turned a blind eye to:

Rich Juzwiak · 08/13/12 03:00PM

David France's ACT UP doc, How to Survive a Plague, is brilliant. It's out September 21. Here's the trailer.