PARIS SCRATCH – a new book

Buy it on Amazon $9.95 Buy the PDF The complete PARIS SCRATCH is now available from Sensitive Skin. bart plantenga spent years wandering the haunted streets of NYC & Paris, cluttered with ghosts & memory, rich in phenomenological detail, friends & foes, encounters & coincidence & the enticing scent of decay, which allows the old […]

Scab Vendor 39 – Sins of the Father

An excerpt from “Scabvendor,” Jonathan Shaw’s memoir of his days at the top of the tattoo racket. Jonathan reminisces about conversations with his father, the legendary jazz clarinetist and bandleader, Artie Shaw.

Duke and Jill

Duke and Jill – A Review

Ron Kolm’s new collection of short stories, Duke and Jill, recounts the adventures of two woebegone, half countercultural, half drugstore-cowboy lowlifes, who shabbily inhabit the 1980s East Village, always one step ahead of eviction and the law. Duke ekes out a living by selling porno rags on the street, boosting and petty drug sales. Jill […]