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‘Best of Punk’ packs a punch; Gabba gabba hey!

‘Best of Punk’ packs a punch; Gabba gabba hey!

It might be a tad heavy, physically speaking, for summer beach reading, but “The Best of Punk Magazine” (HarperCollins, $30) is definitely a hot property. The 350-page, “coffee-table”-size book, which came out during last winter, was a labor of love for the East Village’s John Holmstrom. A cartoonist and writer, Holmstrom founded the iconoclastic Punk […]

Whitey Bulger to the cartels: The American Dream’s dark side

Whitey Bulger to the cartels: The American Dream’s dark side

  a BY JACK BROWN  |   “Whitey’s Payback and Other True Stories: Gangsterism, Murder, Corruption and Revenge” (Mysterious:Press.com) is crime journalist T.J English’s sixth book. It includes a collection of stories published in Playboy, Newsweek and the Village Voice and on Daily Beast Blog. It continues English’s exploration of the pursuit of the American Dream […]

The Power of Silence

The Power of Silence

Trav S.D. makes the case for wordless mirth, then and now BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Performer, playwright, producer, author and all-around troublemaker Trav S.D. — who until recently served as this publication’s beloved Downtown theater columnist — is one of the best friends comedians, musicians and uncategorizable stage performers ever had. He proved that with […]

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