ABC No Rio speaks to Shelley Leavitt on their renegade approach to curating and what it was like to start a gallery/social center in the ‘80s Lower East Side.
Photograph titled Giant Beachball by Jimmy DeSana.
Two photographs, titled Polaroids, by Mark Magill.
Photographer David Seidner describes radical abstract artist Sonia Delaunay as “the modern earth goddess.” In the last interview before her death at 93, she relates first-hand experiences from the galleries and salons of early 20th century France.
An excerpt from the memoir Difficulty Swallowing: A Medical Chronicle, by Mathew Geller.
A short fiction piece by Burt Barr titled “E, the Undertaker”.
Filmmaker Gordon Stevenson reflects on the death of Mirielle Cervanka, “a poet and a pagan,” and the uncanny similarities between Cervanka’s fate and that of her on-screen character in his film Ecstatic Stigmatic.
Documentarian Jacki Ochs discusses The Secret Agent, her film detailing the government’s use of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War and the subsequent cover-up, perpetrated by the government and the chemical industry, of the chemical’s toxicity.
Philippe Demontaut relates how his first film, Jean Maurice Isn’t Home Yet, helped him rediscover the simple joy of creating art, and discusses how it manifests the awareness he developed from “plunging into” and “being overrun by” American culture.
An essay by Glenn O’Brien about science fiction movies and Hitler entitled “Race in Space.” This article is only available in print.
Lindzee Smith in conversation with directors Tim Burns and Jim Jarmusch. They discuss their works Against the Grain and Permanent Vacation as well as inspiration, influence, and creative exile.
A synopsis of and image from Wild Style, a film by Charlie Ahern and Frederick Brathwaite. This article is only available in print.
In conversation, filmmakers Bette Gordon and Karyn Kay pinpoint women’s desire and experience in and out of film.
A lively conversation over tea between Charles Ludlam, the Artistic Director of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company, and Christopher Scott, the Executive Director of the Company, conducted by Ted Castle.
Playwright, novelist, actor, filmmaker, and journalist Gary Indiana talks about his most recent play, The Roman Polanski Story, and the importance of “spiritual utilitarianism” in a work of art.
Michael Smith discusses his character, Baby Ikky, and laments the perils of “the downtown scene.” Smith went on to receive four NEA Fellowships and one Guggenheim Fellowship.
A round-up by Cookie Mueller of contemporary avant-garde theater productions in New York City, circa 1982.
Walter Robinson rounds-up his findings in a piece titled “Art at Auction.” This article is only available in print.
Two short works of fiction by Cookie Mueller entitled “Brenda Losing” and “Valerie Losing 2”. This article is only available in print.
A meditation on the art of the cinematographer by Johanna Heer, accompanied and accentuated by the author’s photographs of a jet engine. This article is only available in print.
Collage, 1981, by Duncan Hannah. This article is only available in print.
A synopsis of Sheila McLaughlin and Lynne Tillman’s film on Frances Farmer Committed. This article is only available in print.
Untitled ink drawing by Lan Payne. This article is only available in print.
“Heroin Boys,” an excerpt from Doug Latimer and Jeff Goldberg’s history Flowers in the Blood: The Story of Opium. This article is only available in print.
A spread of three photographs by Michele Singer for Jungle Red. This article is only available in print.
An essay on “the Metropolis as a theme for reflection,” by Christian Marazzi. This article is only available in print.
Peter Fend’s letter to the director of the Iraq Mission to the United Nations and map of the Arabian Peninsula. This article is only available in print.
Notes on and outline for murder by Matthew Fluery. This piece is only available in print.
A portfolio of four drawings in graphite and ink by David Deutsch: Bicycle, Piano, Hand; Untitled; Untitled; and Reclining Man with Movie Camera. This article is only available in print.
Excerpts from the novel Rainer by Terence Sellers. This article is only available in print.