As our luxury coach speeds up Interstate 87, Pablo Santos remembers sitting on a bus in shackles. There were guards, and bars on the windows, and he was not allowed to speak.
In the 1980s, when I was a kid, the section of Court Street where it meets Atlantic Avenue was broken-down and unhappy and full of crazy old men stumbling out of bars and nothing shined and you could get a plate of yellow rice with a half-chicken on the rotisserie for three dollars with a forty of St. Ides for a dollar more. I have a real nostalgie de la boue for it, which is unhealthy and self-deluding and I admit this freely.
Art In Conversation
On the occasion of his retrospective, Beyond the White Cube at Grey Art Gallery, which will be on view till July 14th, the artist Brian ODohertyalso known as Patrick Irelandcame to visit the Rails Headquarters to discuss his life and work.
Art In Conversation
After his last show, No Title Required, at Pace Gallery uptown, painter Robert Ryman welcomed Rail Publisher Phong Bui to his West Village studio to talk about his recent paintings and other related work.
Having recently traveled to Iran to jury an international sculpture symposium, it was difficult to match what I saw and felt with the kinds of reports being generated by the corporate entertainment media back home.
The sixties crowd is always trying to monopolize how good the music was, says Leif Solem. Its just not the case. Theres a lot of shit going on all the time. It doesnt stop.
Film In Conversation
Director Kazuo Hara is known for raw, transgressive documentaries that boldly attack the repressive mores of Japan.
Coming to the rescue at a laundromat near you is the Dirty Laundry: Loads of Prose reading series, which runs about once a month at various laundromats across the city.
Now seems like the right time to imagine a better New York City. Everybody’s doing it. Bloomberg has his PlaNYC. It’s time for Rail readers to create their own blueprint, too.