The Miss Subways pageant is a reflection of the multitudinous ways that New Yorkers interact with transit: you can observe moments of pride, rage, laughter and political anger all at once.
Perhaps that old school Williamsburg bohemia is already gone. Or maybe Stevenson is helping keep it alive, through a makeshift community space that doubles as an Instagram sensation.
In watching this, I felt an uneasy cackle pour of me, as if expunging womanly guilt and shame and decorum.
The sneakers, with mismatched laces, bright orange on his right foot, and crisp white ones on his left, stand out even in the middle of this sweaty cobblestone street under the Williamsburg Bridge.
Premiering at the Fantasia International Film Festival, the world of The Art of Self-Defense is one predicated upon unspoken hierarchies, where the bold take what they want and ridicule the meek for their own twisted entertainment.
The beloved Saugy turns 150
“If I can get people here, this city sells itself,” says Kristen Adamo.