Writing the Apocalypse: Love Me Red Lipstick

Writing the Apocalypse: Love Me Red Lipstick

Writing the Apocalypse is a weekly series featuring the poems, essays, and recollections of Puma Perl, with subject matter influenced by her experiences as a NYC resident during the COVID-19 pandemic and what, at present, appears to be the post-pandemic period. Love Me Red Lipstick| TEXT & PHOTOS BY PUMA PERL Crusin’ and playin’ the radio With […]

Zimmer on Dance, Pride Edition: Performance Mix Festival, Queer Butoh

Zimmer on Dance, Pride Edition: Performance Mix Festival, Queer Butoh

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | Performance Mix Festival, June 10-13 | This venerable fete celebrates its 35th anniversary with four days of in-person outdoor performances, live stream, installations, and screenings, featuring work by queer artists from across North America. On opening night at 8:30pm, Anh Vo presents a live performance of non-binary pussy, a “revolutionary concert, fusing […]

This Week in Chelsea: June 7-13, 2021

This Week in Chelsea: June 7-13, 2021

  Saturdays and Sundays in June: Show Up, Kids! performed in English and Spanish | Following a critically acclaimed, two-year run in theaters around the world, and the 12-month online live run during lockdown, Peter Michael Marino’s interactive Show Up, Kids! is back. But its creator is not. Chelsea resident Marino has cast Denisse Estefany […]

Little Island Shines When It Rains

Little Island Shines When It Rains

Little Island—the public park hovering over the Hudson, whose controversial construction you can read about elsewhere—gained instant “West Side Destination” status after demand during last week’s opening days compelled an expansion of the hours during which visitors must arrive with timed entry tickets. The unannounced are able to access the park from its 6am opening […]

This Week in Chelsea: May 31-June 6, 2021

This Week in Chelsea: May 31-June 6, 2021

This Week’s “This Week in Chelsea” In Order of Appearance:      Ballerina Boys: Event listing by our Dance columnist, Elizabeth Zimmer | “Show Up, Kids!” in English and Spanish | Chelsea Farmers Market | Chelsea Green Park gets free WiFi | Vaccine site in Chelsea | W. Chelsea park’s garden club | Hudson Guild online talent […]

Memorial Day, From the Civil War to Tulsa

Memorial Day, From the Civil War to Tulsa

BY ARTHUR SCHWARTZ | There is an irony that this year’s Memorial Day falls on the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre, one of the most horrific events of racial violence in the post-Civil War history of the United States, and until recently, one of its most forgotten. (In part, we have Donald Trump to thank for re-awakening interest, […]

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