Check out Caligula Maximus, where "The debaucherous Emperor of Rome takes on a beautific Jesus Christ in an X-rated wrestling match for the hearts and hard-ons of ancient Rome." [PP]
Filmmaker Bette Gordon on Times Square: "it is neon, but it’s this commercialized Toys R Us neon, which I think is sad. I miss the grit. I miss the reality. I miss the back alley feel of the old Times Square. It’s always been touristy during the day, but at night it had this secret glow, this secret glimmer, and you could feel like you were participating in a more secret world." [LM]
See the films of Bette Gordon at Anthology.
April 26: Buy Two Boots pizza and help save East Village poetry institution A Gathering of the Tribes from landlord greed. All pizza proceeds to Tribes. Then party with open mic at 6pm. [FB]
A sort of ironic nostalgia?
More gloss for the Bowery gold rush. [EVG]
See "On the Bowery" tonight. [BB]
A new blog captures Staten Island in photos. [CSI]
Sad to hear about the death of L.J. Davis, author of A Meaningful Life, the tale of a brownstone Brooklyn gentrifier in the 1960s. [Forbes] & [NYT]