Writing the Apocalypse: Ticket to Hell

Writing the Apocalypse: Ticket to Hell

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Writing the Apocalypse was a weekly series featuring the poems, essays, and recollections of NYC resident Puma Perl. Then came the vaccine, and hope–and uncertainty.  And so, from time to time, Perl will return to continue Writing the Apocalypse.   Ticket to Hell | TEXT & PHOTOS BY PUMA PERL (unless noted otherwise) Scientists say […]

Memory and Gratitude

Memory and Gratitude

BY GERALD BUSBY | As I age, and this year I’m celebrating my 86th birthday, it becomes increasingly clear that the degree to which I am willing to be grateful for who and what I am is precisely the degree to which I am willing to be thankful for consciousness itself and my ability to […]

It’s Yesterday Once More: Kasha & Darienne Serve ’80’s Ladies’ Sequel

It’s Yesterday Once More: Kasha & Darienne Serve ’80’s Ladies’ Sequel

Whether you believe it’s the work of kismet, karma, or plain old coincidence, one thing is certain: December 2’s Throwback Thursday is a totally tubular time to view 80’s Ladies II: The Mixtape. This live event starring RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants Mrs. Kasha Davis and Darienne lake (Seasons 7 and 6, respectively) is the follow-up […]

Mood ‘Indigo’ as Timothy White Eagle Rounds Out his ‘Room’ Trilogy

Mood ‘Indigo’ as Timothy White Eagle Rounds Out his ‘Room’ Trilogy

  BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Given how his website’s “About” section very specifically describes him as an “undocumented urbanized mixed race Indigenous American,” you’d think Tucson-born, Seattle-based Timothy White Eagle (TWE) brings his feathered namesake’s talon-strong grip to his sense of self. He does, if you broaden the scope of “self” to favor journey over […]

At Ginned Up Tea Party, Literature & Libations Mix Like Madness & Hatters

At Ginned Up Tea Party, Literature & Libations Mix Like Madness & Hatters

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | Is the Mad Hatter really mad, or is he just drunk? Is the Doormouse sleepy, or merely passed out from too much gin? These questions and more are answered over the course of a 90-minute interactive Alice In Wonderland-themed Mad Hatter’s (Gin &) Tea Party happening in various cities around the country, including New […]

This ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’ Ponders the Past–And the Possible

This ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’ Ponders the Past–And the Possible

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | An inquisitive nature and a still small voice with no off switch can curse the beast who treads the earth—and walks the boards! On the plus side, it makes for some crackerjack contemplative entertainment. Such is qwethe case with Trav S.D., the stage and pen name of our Chelsea Community News […]

Writing the Apocalypse: Punched in the Head

Writing the Apocalypse: Punched in the Head

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Writing the Apocalypse was a weekly series featuring the poems, essays, and recollections of NYC resident Puma Perl. Then came the vaccine, and hope–and uncertainty.  And so, from time to time, Perl will return to continue Writing the Apocalypse.   Punched in the Head | TEXT & PHOTOS (unless noted otherwise) BY PUMA PERL When […]

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