Currently I am reading (and re-reading) Tony Kushner’s play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. I think it was instantly popular when it originally came out, but I’d never heard of it until Professor Hansen’s ‘Modern and Contemporary American Literature’ course. I’ve already recommended it to so many of my friends. The play explores the religious, political, and social climate of America during the 1980s AIDS crisis. It is all at once witty, honest, and informative. As someone who has had little to no exposure to this time period in America’s history, I am extremely grateful that this play was able to increase my awareness. Most of the characters in the play are relatable and I think I have a hate/love relationship with all of them. I suggest reading it when you have a lot of free time on your hands because it’s not likely you’ll be able to put it down easily. It’s intense, it’s funny, and it’s out of this world (literally, a few scenes are in a San Francisco-esque heaven). Once I have some more free time on my hands I plan on binge watching the HBO miniseries (Meryl Streep and Al Pacino are in it)!