Monday, April 19, 2010

Anarchist Fair

The Anarchist Book Fair was held this weekend at Judson Memorial Church on Washington Square Park. It felt good to be in a room full of people who didn't care about the new Sex & the City movie, and who were eager to engage in thought-provoking conversations. Most people were very young. It felt a little like college.

They had lots of subversive literature, both for sale and for free, along with workshops on subjects like how to pick locks and the ABCs of squatting. In the background they showed films featuring naked people and broken egg yolks.

Some of the anarcha-feminists thought the naked-man movie was making the space unsafe, so they asked for it to be turned off. The broken-egg movie continued to play.

One table had cupcakes. Not bright, shiny Magnolia SATC cupcakes, but dark-looking vegan Cupcakes Against Fascism. You could also get a button with a gun-toting cupcake on it that said, "Fuck Nazis."

Who knew the cupcake phenomenon had come this far?


Anonymous said...

I kept wondering if it wouldn't have been keeping with the theme to just keep stealing books and stuff... (I didn't)

EV Grieve said...

All good to hear.

And wait — there's a new Sex and the City movie?

cityofstrangers said...


Wow, I didn't know these kinds of things still existed. And in Washington Square no less! It's been a long, long time since I called myself any kind of anarchist, bt glad the kids are keeping the flame alive. Even with the cupcakes.