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Book Review: “Kill City” by Ash Thayer – Life As a Resident of See Skwat in New York in the 90s

Lady Liberty, The Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge. These are just a few examples of what one might visualize when asked about New York City. With five boroughs, eight million inhabitants, glitz, glamour, guns and gangs, it holds true that the city undoubtedly never sleeps. Manhattans Lower East Side, once a heavily populated immigrant neighborhood…

Book Review: Chloë Sevigny by Chloë Sevigny

You may recognise her as Jennie in the indie film Kids. Since her breakout role, Chloë Sevigny has moved on from being It Girl of the 90s to play fashion muse and designer for a whole generation. Oh, and she's written a book. Bound in pink gingham fabric, the 224-page tome published by Rizzoli— including…

Book Review: Sounds of Two Eyes Opening by Spot

Spot’s first book of photography, Sounds of Two Eyes Opening (2014) published by Sinecure Books, offers a glimpse into the life of skate punks in California during the first surge of the punk scene. Punk burst forth in the 70s as a protest against commercialised, mainstream rock music, though it has since grown, hydra-like, by…