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The Shine of Donyale Luna

America was white in 1964 from coast to coast, however Malcolm X preached resistance up in Harlem and Martin Luther King led marches in Selma, Alabama. Reacting to the blowing in the wind, Nancy White, the Harper’s Bazaar editor, transported an unknown black teenage from Detroit to the starry heights of the international modeling set. […]

Russian Supermodel Copycats Pattaya Farangs

Pattaya probably leads the world for most suicides by tourists. Every week the city’s newspapers report another fatal plunge from a condo balcony. No one ever calls for the landlords to place a sticker on the railing saying, “Falls from this height could be dangerous.” because the suicides are usually considered to be losers, however […]

AT FIRST SIGHT by Peter Nolan Smith

1979 was a great year to live in New York. I wrote poems about the Bowery and worked at the city’s #1 punk disco. My girlfriend was a beautiful blonde model from Buffalo. Lisa preferred to hang out at Studio 54 than my club Hurrah, saying, “Being seen there is good for my career.” She […]

Mira Tibblin RIP

Paris is a magical city. Parisians boast about the French capitol as ‘La Ville-Lumière’ or City of Lights as much for its illumination as its well-deserved reputation for thought. I was lucky enough to have lived in Paris during the 80s. I learned the language, I ate the food, and I slept with the women. […]