Category Archives: class warfare

This Is Our City

The 1960s were the highwater mark for American suburbs, as white people abandoned the cities in favor of the towns rimming the cities. Ring roads allowed fathers to commute by car into work. Wives bought food and clothing at spacious shopping malls strategically distant from distressed urban communities. It was the New Eden for the […]

May Day

May Day 2015 I was sitting at my desk in the Fort Greene observatory. I knew today was an important labor holiday, but I wish that I was working and said so yesterday to my old boss from the Diamond District. “I wish I could give you a job, but there’s no business,” apologized the […]

Not CIA

Phillip Brook came from Tasmania. We met in Paris during the 1980s. He was a journalist and hardcore junkie also a little queer, not that I minded, because queers were much more fun than straights in Boston, New York, or the City of Lights. We worked together for several magazines and journals. He was a […]

Johnny Rotten Separated At Birth

This week Johnny Rotten lost all his credibility by describing Brexit asshole Nigel Farage as “fantastic” and said that President Trump might be a “possible friend”. The Sex Pistols singer later upped his ante on Virgin Radio by stating that the media was “trying to smear the bloke as a racist, and that’s completely not […]

Missing Foundation – 1933 Your House Is Mine

The East Village had been a refuge for the artistic underclass since the Beatnik era. I moved to the Lower East Side in 1976. It was unlike my native Boston and complimented by the collapsing cities around the USA and decaying neighborhoods of New York. We thought capitalist civilization was on its last legs, but […]