We talked to the one-woman show about five decades of performing, her oral history project Lower East Side Biographies and the need to offer young people a queer, punk-rock, alternative to the mainstream.
I headed down to the grand opening of the Lower East Side AMO Studios art space and NEWTHINGS fashion installation and caught up with the two people behind it, Ana Bezanilla and Edwin Bolta, to learn a little more.
The Lower East Side lost yet another piece of its diminishing history on Wednesday, when Taylor Mead, an actor, poet, and staple of the LES, passed away. Not long ago I was in Taylor's apartment, discussing the changes to the LES with both Taylor and the
For this week's Mahal, I headed over to St. Mark's Bookshop, for the release of Clayton Patterson's new book, 'Jews: A People's History of the Lower East Side.' I got to catch up with the man himself to learn a bit about the historical culture of LES.
It's the final part of Thom deVita's 'Tattoo Age' series, and we have a lot of ground to cover. So please sit back and relax as we go from the days when tattoo artists didn't wear gloves while working up to Thom's current life as an artist. Enjoy.
In part four of the Thom deVita 'Tattoo Age' series we explore the neighborhood in which Thom lived and worked, the Lower East Side of Manhattan. We also go into the types of tattoos Thom did, and what it took to talk someone into getting a tattoo that wa…
Thom began tattooing in the mid 60s in New York City's Lower East Side when it was illegal. There isn't much information out there about him. So we interviewed Ed Hardy and others to tell his incredible story.
We know it's hard staying fresh in the Big Apple, you're a pauper living off slave-wages in the most expensive city in the US. Well, we have some good news for you, chum. The dope fashion boutique Ale et Ange is having a big closing out sale.
Clayton Patterson is a legend. When everyone else was using giant shoulder cams and multiple sound guys to make documentaries, he was using a handheld video camera as a tool for activism. In 1988, he shot three hours and 33 minutes of police wrongdoing, w…