Ghostly Guests of the Chelsea Hotel

Ghostly Guests of the Chelsea Hotel

BY TRAV S. D, | Halloween! Or All Hallows’ Eve, that traditional night when tourists from the nether region burst their bounds and come to the surface for a little sightseeing. Fortunately, here in NYC, we have the perfect place to put them up: The Chelsea Hotel. Located at 222 W. 23rd St. (btw. Seventh […]

Edith O’Hara—A Personal Remembrance

Edith O’Hara—A Personal Remembrance

BY CHIP DEFFAA | I’ve never known anyone quite like veteran theater-owner/producer Edith O’Hara—longtime manager/artistic director of the 13th Street Repertory Theater (and mother of actresses Jenny O’Hara and Jill O’Hara)—who has just died at the age of 103. And she died exactly the way she wanted to: At home, not in a hospital, in […]

The Dancers, United, Will Never be Defeated: Dance/NYC Extends a Lifeline

The Dancers, United, Will Never be Defeated: Dance/NYC Extends a Lifeline

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | When Alejandra Duque Cifuentes, Executive Director of Dance/NYC, married a fellow Colombian two years ago, the young couple were clear about their priorities. “Because we spent most of our time outside,” said Duque Cifuentes, “we chose to live in a small space, a safe haven of separation from our work.” But […]

Writing the Apocalypse | Fear/less: Still My City

Writing the Apocalypse | Fear/less: Still My City

“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.   Fear/less: Still My City | BY PUMA PERL You’re too stupid to be afraid, my mother used to say. Maybe I was. Wandering […]

Writing the Apocalypse | The Writer: May His Memory Be Blessed

Writing the Apocalypse | The Writer: May His Memory Be Blessed

“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 Writer: May His Memory Be Blessed | BY PUMA PERL   Mr. Savage, you’re not dead yet?   And leave my rent-controlled apartment? […]

Writing the Apocalypse: Every Walk in the Park

Writing the Apocalypse: Every Walk in the Park

“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.   Every Walk in the Park | BY PUMA PERL A random week in May Took Diva to the park five times, to the vet […]

My CoviDiary: The October Entries

My CoviDiary: The October Entries

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below, find the latest diary entry, then other October content. 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. Click here for all March entries . […]

Writing the Apocalypse: Waltzing with Leonard Cohen

Writing the Apocalypse: Waltzing with Leonard Cohen

“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.   Waltzing with Leonard Cohen | BY PUMA PERL My last meal before the fast Salmon with spinach and spaghetti squash   I strive for […]

New York Film Festival Reviews: McDormand, Tilda, and McQueen

New York Film Festival Reviews: McDormand, Tilda, and McQueen

BY MICHAEL MUSTO | Nothing has stopped the 58th annual New York Film Festival (Sept. 17-Oct. 11) from going forward, and though this time I’ve been watching links rather than wear pants and bike up to Lincoln Center, it’s still rewarding. Among the highlights: LOVERS ROCK | The opening night attraction, Lovers Rock is part of […]