Writing the Apocalypse: Déjà Vu or Is it Today?

Writing the Apocalypse: Déjà Vu or Is it Today?

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.   Déjà Vu or Is it Today? | BY PUMA PERL We’ve adapted to face coverings, distance, pantomimed hugs   Early on, I wondered if my heart […]

First World Behavior in the Apocalypse

First World Behavior in the Apocalypse

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. March 25, 2021 marked the one-year anniversary of this column, “Writing the Apocalypse.” Since the meaning of time has become less specific to me over this […]

Writing the Apocalypse: Imprints

Writing the Apocalypse: Imprints

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. Imprints | TEXT & PHOTOS BY PUMA PERL One year ago, I believed in bleach but was unsure about masks and said if I had masks I’d […]

Slices of the Tenderloin #: Koster and Bial’s

Slices of the Tenderloin #: Koster and Bial’s

BY TRAV S.D. | Having done several posts on Koster and Bial’s Music Hall during February’s Black History Month and Women’s History Month in March, we thought it might be useful and interesting to explore that venue, the entrepreneurs who founded it, and its role in American pop culture. John Koster and Adam Bial were a […]

Slices of the Tenderloin #7: Aida Overton Walker

Slices of the Tenderloin #7: Aida Overton Walker

BY TRAV S.D. | For Women’s History Month, we will continue our series on famous vaudeville performers connected with the Tenderloin District. Now long defunct, the Tenderloin was a NYC neighborhood that at its furthest extent ran between 24th and 62nd Streets between 5th and 8th Avenues, thus overlapping with modern Chelsea. The Tenderloin was so-named […]

Writing the Apocalypse: To Breathe Again

Writing the Apocalypse: To Breathe Again

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. To Breathe Again | BY PUMA PERL The intercom woke me at 5AM. As terror turned to hypervigilance, I dove into fight or flight mode. But […]

Slices of the Tenderloin #6: La Sylphe

Slices of the Tenderloin #6: La Sylphe

BY TRAV S.D. | For Women’s History Month, we will continue our series on famous vaudeville performers connected with the Tenderloin District. Now long defunct, the Tenderloin was a NYC neighborhood that at its furthest extent ran between 24th and 62nd Streets between 5th and 8th Avenues, thus overlapping with modern Chelsea. The Tenderloin was so-named […]

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