We stand in solidarity with the uprising unfolding across the country following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Nina Pop, Jamel Floyd, and those affected by generations of structural violence against Black communities.

We're putting together a list of resources for self-education, mutual aid, and ongoing action in the struggle for racial justice.

View PDF Search View Archive

Margarita Shalina

MARGARITA SHALINA is a writer and translator who lives in New York.

GG Allin Gets Trapped in America, Sends Word to the Empire

I never attended a GG Allin show because I’m not into poo. It was a realistic possibility in the late 1980s and early ’90s to see GG play with the Murder Junkies on the heroin-saturated Lower East Side, which was about to begin its decade-long transformation into a place that GG neither could afford nor would be especially welcome in.

Joe McVie & the End of the Mayan Calendar

“Joe’s coming to town.” “Junky Joe or Joey Pony?” “Junky Joe.” “Ooh… here we go.” Chris and I smile big, like it’s some inside joke, like we’re suddenly sitting in a cellar waiting for the tornado to hit but kind of happy that it’s going to hit regardless.

No One Ever Interrupted Me: Jim Carroll & The Petting Zoo

Elizabeth and I had cut class one autumn morning circa 1986. We’re LES kids and we don’t behave properly.

ADVERTISEMENTS
close

The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2020

All Issues