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A Tuneful Tale, ‘Midnight’ is an Oasis

A Tuneful Tale, ‘Midnight’ is an Oasis

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | When the simple act of being yourself makes the whole world a dangerous place — or, at the very least, a deeply unwelcoming one — you take your happiness, your success, and your shot at true love wherever you can find it. For Idaho escapee and self-professed “skinny queer” Trevor Copeland, […]

Buhmann on Art: ‘Persuasive Percussion’

Buhmann on Art: ‘Persuasive Percussion’

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN | Presenting new works by gallery artists Athanasios Argianas, Julia Bland, Zipora Fried, and Ryan Mrozowski, this exhibition explores the visual manifestation of two crucial aspects of sound: rhythm and repetition. In fact, the exhibition title, “Persuasive Percussion,” was taken from a series of LP albums released in the late 1950s and early 1960s by Enoch Light (1905-1978), a […]

The Trials and Triumphs of an Evicted Urban Elf

The Trials and Triumphs of an Evicted Urban Elf

BY REV. JEN MILLER | In a recent installment of my written adventures, I made the false claim that it was the most depressing column ever written. I was wrong. This is actually the most depressing column ever written.  This month I will discuss homelessness, cancer, mental illness, unemployment, and more! Also, I am going […]

Speak Your Story at La Sopa

Speak Your Story at La Sopa

BY PUMA PERL | In my experience, the best writing workshops emphasize building community and sharing the transformative experience of creation. Technique can be taught; a simpatico group of artists evolves. Some years back, I travelled faithfully to the Bronx every Sunday morning. When and how my Saturday night had ended was irrelevant; I needed […]

Private Matters For Public Consumption on the Bowery

Private Matters For Public Consumption on the Bowery

BY NORMAN BORDEN | With the eagerly anticipated opening of its new museum space at 250 Bowery now a reality, the International Center of Photography (ICP) has come a long way, both physically and philosophically, since it was established by Cornell Capa on Fifth Avenue’s Museum Mile in 1974. Capa’s intent had been to preserve […]

Buhmann on Art: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Scott Nedrelow

Buhmann on Art: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Scott Nedrelow

GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE: TRY TO ALTAR EVERYTHING Born in 1950 in Manchester, England, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge has lived many incarnations. Known as a “mail art” provocateur, “avant-garde anti-hero,” and the “godfather of industrial music” (having fronted Throbbing Gristle and, later, the post-punk band Psychic TV), s/he has recently gained increasing attention for the Pandrogeny Project […]

Just Do Art: Week of July 14, 2016

Just Do Art: Week of July 14, 2016

LESLIE ODOM JR. IN CONCERT | Having just completed his run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre as understandably bitter odd man out Aaron Burr — with a legion of fans and a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical to show for it — the charismatic and not entirely unattractive Leslie Odom Jr. […]

Your New Away Mission: ‘Trek’ to the Intrepid

Your New Away Mission: ‘Trek’ to the Intrepid

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | What began on September 8, 1966 as a five-year mission to seek out new worlds and ways of being, “Star Trek” didn’t even make it past season three as a network television series. By then, though, creator Gene Roddenberry’s vision of a culturally diverse 23rd century starship crew united in the […]

Placards Ballyhoo Bowery as Birthplace, Nexus

Placards Ballyhoo Bowery as Birthplace, Nexus

BY TRAV S.D. | New York’s Bowery has got to be near the top of the list of streets with the greatest name recognition in the world. Once New York’s main entertainment and amusement stem, later its Skid Row, it is as much a part of folklore as it is a part of history. Sadly, […]

Rev. Jen’s Eviction Makes L.E.S Loads Less Weird

Rev. Jen’s Eviction Makes L.E.S Loads Less Weird

BY SEAN EGAN | This week saw another nail pounded in the coffin of the weird and wonderful Lower East Side of old, as the venerable Troll Museum (122 Orchard St.) was forced to shutter its doors. For two decades, the location also functioned as the apartment of the museum’s curator, performance artist/writer/elf Rev. Jen […]

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