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King of New York—Room Service & Leave No Witnesses

For some reason I got to thinking about Abel Ferrara’s best film King of New York (1990) this afternoon. The film beautifully frames the dirty streets of NYC, and has Laurence Fishburne playing one of the most truly menacing and … Continue reading

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Of Punks, Pimps and C.H.U.D.s: Gentrification in NYC as told by 1980s film

Disclaimer: This is a “media-enhanced” version of a paper I wrote in graduate school for an American Studies course back in 2002. And while I recognize it is both rough and theoretically meager at certain points, I’m still fascinated with … Continue reading

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36 Hours in NYC

I just got back this morning from a 36 hour marathon trip to NYC. This uncharacteristically short trip was instigated by a workshop I got invited to do at Brooklyn College (which was a lot of fun), but the larger … Continue reading

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