Writing the Apocalypse: “Charlie Time”

Writing the Apocalypse: “Charlie Time”

“Writing the Apocalypse” is a weekly series featuring the poems of Puma Perl, with subject matter influenced by her experiences as a NYC resident during the COVID-19 pandemic. Charlie Time | By Puma Perl I wake at 3:56 AM Alone in the bunker Sleeping has become napping The minutes disappear like hours at the Spahn […]

Writing the Apocalypse: Poetry by Puma Perl

Writing the Apocalypse: Poetry by Puma Perl

Apocalyptic Rehab | By Puma Perl Every day is different, and every day’s the same   Sleep patterns vary It’s more like giving in than waking up and, like a good patient, I diligently make my bed and never return to it during daylight hours   Over morning coffee, Cynthia and I text message and […]

My CoviDiary: The April Entries

My CoviDiary: The April Entries

Below, find the latest diary entry, then all other April content. Click here for all March entries. My CoviDiary is reprinted, with the author’s permission, from its original publication via maxburbank.wordpress.com.   My Covi Diary, 4/30/2020: Funny, But Not Plausible BY MAX BURBANK | Two stories took place in the world outside my head today […]

Waiting for the Parade: A Poem by Puma Perl

Waiting for the Parade: A Poem by Puma Perl

Waiting for the Parade   I still smell the garbage on 10th Street Rotten bananas mixed with baby shit spoiled milk marijuana mildew Daily News covered in piss Yellowing in the fading sun Headline: Ford to NY Drop Dead   It was the third year of the Halloween Parade An unseasonably cool night, the winding crowd […]

Enter ‘Exit’: Peter Michael Marino Goes Online with Tale of $6 Million Musical, Made & Unmade

Enter ‘Exit’: Peter Michael Marino Goes Online with Tale of $6 Million Musical, Made & Unmade

Desperately Seeking the Exit: Online Live | In 2007, American actor/writer Peter Michael Marino wrote a musical based on the Madonna film Desperately Seeking Susan, featuring the hit songs of Blondie. It opened on London’s West End… and closed a month later. Whoops! This high-octane, comical solo train ride fills in the blanks of how […]

In the Apocalypse: A Poem by Puma Perl

In the Apocalypse: A Poem by Puma Perl

It’s the apocalypse Men fall in love with their wives and their wives call their mothers and check on the kids and the men bake bread and the women paint the ceiling   Partners live in houses and watch movies together or alone on different floors They talk about what to eat even more than […]

My CoviDiary; Being an Introduction to This Project

My CoviDiary; Being an Introduction to This Project

My CoviDiary is reprinted, with the author’s permission, from its original publication via maxburbank.wordpress.com. Below, find all March entries. For April 4 entries, click here. BEFORE YOUR CONTINUE, LEARN A LITTLE BIT ABOUT MAX BURBANK  | Burbank is a freelance writer living in Salem, Massachusetts. His work has been published by Cracked.com, NationalLampoon.com, i-mockery.com, and […]

Women From Across the World Dominate Chelsea’s Dance Card

Women From Across the World Dominate Chelsea’s Dance Card

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER NOTE: In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Live Arts and The Joyce Theater have suspended their programming. For details, click on the applicable links below, to be taken to their websites. Scottish Ballet | Celebrating its 50th anniversary, this boundary-breaking troupe returns to town with a double bill: Sophie Laplane’s Sibilo, to […]

‘Live Feed’ Commissions at New York Live Arts

‘Live Feed’ Commissions at New York Live Arts

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | New York Live Arts celebrates Women’s History Month and the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with a series of new works by award-winning female choreographers, starting this weekend with Kimberly Bartosik/daela’s through the mirror of their eyes, which has a score by Sivan Jacobovitz and an all-star cast […]

Baby Shark Attacks L.O.L. Surprise, at Toy Fair 2020

Baby Shark Attacks L.O.L. Surprise, at Toy Fair 2020

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | Once a year, the Jacob Javits Center is transformed into a giant toy box for Toy Fair New York. Alas, children cannot attend. It is reserved only for members of the toy industry (and lucky kids who parents work in the toy business). We infiltrated this wonderland for a look at […]