Celia’s a dancing machine! There has been a common thread in some of Celia’s best known work where she will do double-duty as both the star and the director, performing her own brand of energetic, tongue-in-cheek, and visceral choreography. We caught up with her during a commercial shoot for Aritzia, for which she was doing [...]
Being a cat in New York is a pretty simple life. Sleep, eat, lick yourself, chase the occasional mouse or cockroach…not to mention taking in the view from an apartment window. They got it made in the shade.
This is not your mama’s sound system! Coming from a DJ/event producing background, as well as having a love of Jamaican bass music, Q has always had an ear for sound quality. That being said, despite advances in technology, most modern venues still don’t cut it. Systems might sound distorted, they might sound murky, or [...]
William is neither homeless nor deranged. He works as a real estate agent and walks around in a suit, which is perhaps why he turns so many heads every time he enters Washington Square Park and is immediately covered in pigeons. He knows the birds, they know him, and every day during his work breaks [...]
In New York City, when not in a Broadway theater, magic often comes in the form of street and subway performance. As a kid growing up in Harlem, Tricky Henry got his start in magic by hustling on the streets of Harlem and Washington Heights. He would make bets with random pedestrians that he could [...]
“They turn music into fire and then back into music.” This quote from the late Lux Interior of The Cramps is one of the driving forces behind Blackie Pagano’s occupation. For over 20 years, Blackie has spent his days repairing and restoring vintage vacuum tube amplifiers. Unlike many other areas of electronic design, audio (music [...]
Making a living at writing and drawing editorial cartoons is no easy task. Imagine having to sit at your desk and crank out punchlines that you think people will like. Then, imagine having to pick and choose from those punchlines and create accompanying drawings. Then, imagine having to submit them every week with no guarantee [...]
Believe it or not, not every pageant queen starts as a toddler-in-a-tiara. For Joanne, the beauty pageant scene didn’t enter her life until adulthood. In January of 2013, she was crowned Miss New York USA after having entered the pageant as Miss Hell’s Kitchen. We caught up with her on location at The Carlton Hotel [...]