For as many years as I’ve been coming up to The Abode of the Message (say, about six), there has always been bread, butter, and jelly left out on the table in the eating hall. At any hour of the night I have felt safe knowing that if I had […]
Over the next few days I will be reporting from here… The Abode of the Message, covering this week’s Vanishing Art Festival featuring Peter Lamborn Wilson… Carolee Schneemann… and many more…. What the hell is Vanishing Art, you ask? Check out this communique from Wilson on the first Vanishing Art […]
Reading this pleasant lil’ piece on New York Shitty about a weird ole advertisement from the past… …showing up in front of its former home… …got the ole curiosity box up in my skull thinking once again about that Warhol statue in Union Square and re-sacrilized space. But, what it […]
What else is there to say this week other than that Osama bin Laden, perhaps in reality, is dead and that a number of New Yorkers are super psyched to hear that this particular Public Enemy no. 1 is finally no more. Unfortunately, this is not the last we will […]
First, did you know there was a State Senate hearing in Manhattan last Friday? I know, right? Sounds riveting. But, did you know that this hearing was to discuss how to keep NYC safe? And, did you know that the New York Times is reporting that apparently this meeting fell […]
On a Friday in May with the sun making a big last minute show of itself in the late afternoon, I met with Sheikha Fariha, the spiritual guide to the Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufi Order, at the Dergah al-Farah in lower Manhattan for over an hour of casual spiritual discourse.
The Anti-Defamation League is making some interesting moves these days. According to CNN’s Belief Blog the same ADL who opposed the so-called “ground zero mosque” has continued to support the construction of mosques in other parts of the United States. “Not in my backyard,” anyone? According to the ADL, the […]