Jim Carroll, the legendary Manhattan poet and punk rocker, died of a heart attack on Friday, Sept. 12, at the age of 60.
On Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 15, the day before a private funeral service for family and friends, some New Yorkers who knew Carroll shared their memories of him with the Transom.
John Koblin looks at editors who moonlight as writers, and talks to The New Yorker‘s David Remnick who says, "As much as I love editing, reporting and writing is a way for me to get out of the house a little bit, metaphorically… Otherwise, it’s just the apartment and the office." Plus: As Read More
Around 10 p.m. on a brisk Sunday evening in early November, Penny Arcade, the Manhattan performance artist and former Warhol starlet, was onstage with a four-piece pickup band at Joe’s Pub in the East Village. The petite and curvy Ms. Arcade, 58, who was wearing snakeskin platforms and a sleek back cocktail dress, explained she Read More
If you’ve seen Cynthia Nixon looking busty and pouty in New York recently, it’s because she’s channeling Village performing arts fixture Penny Arcade. Ms. Nixon is currently shooting British ITV’s drama An Englishman in New York, a follow-up to the 1975 TV movie The Naked Civil Servant, according to Variety.
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