Writing the Apocalypse: Everything is Something

Writing the Apocalypse: Everything is Something

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. Everything is Something | BY PUMA PERL The world as we knew it has ended.   Early in the mornings, I take pictures to […]

The 150 Best New Drag Names: Try One On!

The 150 Best New Drag Names: Try One On!

BY MICHAEL MUSTO | I love a good drag name because it not only encompasses clever wordplay, but it can also be refreshingly incorrect, because it’s only a name, after all, and drag queens are supposed to shake up societal norms. I’ve written for years about the best drag names, and now I’ve dreamed up […]

Writing the Apocalypse: Third Street Christmas

Writing the Apocalypse: Third Street Christmas

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. Third Street Christmas | BY PUMA PERL The apartment was drafty and full of poems. There were three eggs in the refrigerator. Gypsy had stuffed […]

Up the Taconic, In the EV, On Your Screen: Nutcrackers Near and Far

Up the Taconic, In the EV, On Your Screen: Nutcrackers Near and Far

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | The rich, F. Scott Fitzgerald once famously wrote, are different from you and me. This month, the well-heeled who possess adequate private transportation (and some essential workers, and members of area families hard-hit by the pandemic) might be able enjoy the seasonal delights of a new Nutcracker ballet, produced in full […]

Writing the Apocalypse: Black Friday Walk

Writing the Apocalypse: Black Friday Walk

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.   Black Friday Walk | TEXT & PHOTOS BY PUMA PERL Lines snaking around Broadway Designer sneakers on sale   Down the block, at […]

Writing the Apocalypse: A Thanksgiving Prayer

Writing the Apocalypse: A Thanksgiving Prayer

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. A THANKSGIVING PRAYER | TEXT & PHOTOS BY PUMA PERL Memories are prayers.   A walk around the block. It’s raining lightly, and everyone […]

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