Rockabye Revisited

Photo: Bradley Hawks

Photo: Bradley Hawks

At night, you can almost miss it. Walk along 21st street, then peek down 30th Road—an easily disregarded path compared to the mighty parallel avenues—and you will see a light coming from the side entrance of The Variety Boys and Girls Club. Up a kiddie-sized flight of stairs and to the left is its expansive Broccoli Theater, cluttered with movement and color most evenings this spring, for the cast of Rockabye Hamlet is preparing for the infamous musical’s first ever New York City revival…

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Scream Unconsciousness



Last night the lights were so bright
and flickering so fast I had a seizure.
In the moments of clarity,
a retro flipbook of Polaroids that wiggled themselves—
It was comic anxiety waiting for them all to turn,
But it was worth the wait.

From out of the past, in the past,
I saw you and her and him and her
with the same clothes on,
symbolizing for me that little had changed.
Though I thought that impossible,
it was true.

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How to Make It in New York


Photo by Jessica Bal

From deep down in New York’s underbelly where the city’s infrastructure hides historical treasures, to the pavement where immigrants hock bootleg porno DVDs, to the top of the world where an LED artist paints the night sky with the pointed tip of our most iconic skyscraper, Narratively shows you “How to Make It in New York.” These five features mark my debut as a contributing editor to the site. Read them here.

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Twilight of the Guardian Angels

Guardian Angels

It’s Friday night in the West Village, the second night of Fashion Week. I’m wearing a red beret and a white T-shirt with red lettering that spells out “Guardian Angels.” At least I match. Walking the Christopher Street patrol at ten o’clock, this is the first occasion in my life when model types have gawked at me

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I Am the Village Idiot

Photo: Carlos Detres

Photo: Carlos Detres

It all began when I innocently posed for a picture with the 22-year-old social media manager of Narratively—an admirable startup journalism website—at an event the site organized last spring…

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Sound of the Underground

1-aHGe4QYSzrcz_PXAwFwFqQUnderground Sound was a manifestation of Tuch’s own colorful and open-minded taste though. Beside hip-hop, he stocked plenty of titles from the second coming of the New York hardcore scene.

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On Being a Mets Fan

photo 1People expect Mets fans to be cynical, negative, and downtrodden. Black clouds follow us everywhere—the Jets fans of baseball. This is not simply due to losing, even if it comes in unfathomably copious amounts…

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