Autumn: A Cycle of Life That Mirrors Our Lives

Autumn: A Cycle of Life That Mirrors Our Lives

Autumn: A Cycle of Life That Mirrors Our Lives | A Poem by Lisa Ruimy Holzkenner    Human life and all creatures on earth can be compared to the four seasons. Each has its own rhythm and rhyme celebrating birth, mourning death.   Autumn, a whimsical double edge, brings hope and sadness to humanity and to all living things. Autumn’s arrival takes […]

‘Continuous Replay’ Arrives at New York Live Arts

‘Continuous Replay’ Arrives at New York Live Arts

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | In 2012, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company took over Dance Theater Workshop’s space at 219 W. 19th St., and Jones’s energy has powered it ever since. Now called New York Live Arts, it is a producer and presenter of the new Can You Bring It. On Nov. 19 at 8pm, the […]

Writing the Apocalypse: WE WON!

Writing the Apocalypse: WE WON!

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. WE WON! | BY PUMA PERL Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009. Barack Obama, our 44th President. I wrote a short poem titled “A Day […]

Requiem for a Heavyweight: The Horror of Job Searching at Age 64

Requiem for a Heavyweight: The Horror of Job Searching at Age 64

BY MICHAEL MUSTO | A compulsive workaholic, I’ve had jobs pretty nonstop since the 1970s. After graduating college, I had office gigs while freelancing on the side and eventually became a successful full-time writer. In 1984, I landed a column in the Village Voice, which lasted 28 and a half years. And that was hardly […]

Boxed In: New York Theatre Ballet Goes Live

Boxed In: New York Theatre Ballet Goes Live

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | With live performance shut down all over the city, those of us who survive by ogling beautiful movers and making sense of their art are starved for stimulation. Thus it was that the mere promise of living, breathing dancers floating barefoot or in pointe shoes, and accompanied by actual musicians sharing […]

Writing the Apocalypse: Window Panes

Writing the Apocalypse: Window Panes

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.   Window Panes | BY PUMA PERL We took lots of acid, placed bets on whether the sun would rise in the morning.   […]

My Ghosts, My Specters

My Ghosts, My Specters

BY GERALD BUSBY | It wasn’t quite Halloween when I moved into the Chelsea Hotel, late September 1977, but ghostly fun—which is what I’d call my early days at 222 West 23rd Street—started in right away. I had just returned from working with Robert Altman on the movie A Wedding, shot in and near Chicago, and […]

My CoviDiary: The November Entries

My CoviDiary: The November Entries

  EDITOR’S NOTE: Below, find the latest diary entry, then other November content. Click here for the October entries. Click here for the September entries. Click here for the August entries.  Click here for the July entries.  Click here for the June entries. Click here for the May entries. Click here for the April entries. […]

Writing the Apocalypse: The Breaks

Writing the Apocalypse: The Breaks

“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. The Breaks | BY PUMA PERL Sometimes, you just need a break. I drive upstate.   On 87, just past Newburgh, an SUV passes me, […]

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