Dancing VS the State
How Mayor Giuliani Decimated New York City Nightlife
As mayor of NYC from 1994 through 2001, Rudy Giuliani demonized nightlife as our city's bastard child in order to make things safe for tourists and co-op owners.
“It Was a Beautiful Thing:" Danceteria and the Birth of Madonna
Madonna wasn’t born in a board room but in the “a creative cauldron” of New York’s legendary club where LL Cool J worked the elevators, Sade tended bar and worlds of music, art and fashion collided like never before—or since.
The Profiles Issue
Why Cinema of Transgression Director Nick Zedd Stayed Underground
It was a freezing Saturday night in 2004, and Nick Zedd was pushing a shopping cart full of film reels to a cheesy Bulgarian-themed nightclub on the Lower East Side where he projected movies once a week.