Things to Do When Youre Goth in the Country: and Other Stories by Chavisa WoodsThe eight stories in Things to Do When Youre Goth in the Country paint a vivid image of people living on the fringes in America, people who dont do what you might expect them to. Not stories of triumph over adversity, but something completely other.
Described in language that is brilliantly sardonic, Woodss characters return repeatedly to places where they dont belong—often the places where they were born. In Zombie, a coming-of-age story like no other, two young girls find friendship with a mysterious woman in the local cemetery. Take the Way Home That Leads Back to Sullivan Street describes a lesbian couple trying to repair their relationship by dropping acid at a Mensa party. In A New Mohawk, a man in romantic pursuit of a female political activist becomes inadvertently much more familiar with the Palestine/Israel conflict than anyone would have thought possible. And in the title story, Woods brings us into the mind of a queer goth teenager who faces ostracism from her small-town evangelical church.
In the background are the endless American wars and occupations and too many early deaths of friends and family. This is fiction that is fresh and of the moment, even as it is timeless.
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With hustling streets that make you feel brand new, and big luminous lights that will inspire you, the Big Apple is teeming with diversity and vibrancy. So what are you waiting for? Yet, it is no ordinary bank vault. Ingeniously transformed into a swiss bar and restaurant, Trinity Place Vault Bar is both rustic and elegant. It is, quite literally, a hidden gem! Originally built by Mosler Safe Company for the New York Realty Bank, the vault was so large and heavy that it had to be sailed down the Hudson River and then transported on special railway tracks from Battery Park to where it currently sits.
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Photos by Daniel Arnold. First there were dinosaurs; then a montage of gangsters eating spaghetti and stabbing stuff with "Gimme Shelter" playing in the background; then the Ramones and some breakdancing; all culminating in a gentrified paradise that smells like brunch and has countless ratchet ATMs that spit your money into the street. The last point aside, as narratives for a city, you can do worse. There are apparently towns on this planet where hip-hop wasn't invented and Fania Records and Madball and Basquiat never existed. So, if you've just moved to New York or you're visiting, we'd like to help you. The following is what we would recommend to anyone willing to set cynicism aside and enjoy the capital city of planet Earth. It's also fucking huge, so this is not a definitive guide by any stretch, it's just a gussied up version of the email we send to people who visit from foreign VICE offices.
Availability is limited. New Goth City. Disclaimer: All listing information is subject to change. After 28 days, the Lutzes left the house, claiming to have been terrorized by paranormal phenomena while living there. Dress code: Not enforced but proper scene attire is encouraged and expected. Location: 44 S. Admission: FREE!!!
History buffs with a love for the founding fathers or Hamilton should visit this historic mansion to see the residence where George Washington temporarily held his headquarters during the Revolutionary War and where Aaron Burr later lived with his wife and the owner of the mansion, Eliza Bowen Jumel. While this island just east of the Bronx and north of Astoria is very small, it packs a huge, tragic history. It was also the home to the Riverside Hospital from through the mid 20th century, where it treated and quarantined patients with deadly infectious diseases including smallpox, tuberculosis, measles, scarlet fever and polio. Mary Mallon aka Typhoid Mary lived there for two decades before dying in Luckily, you can rest assured that this cemetery is well taken care of—2, Quakers are buried at this site that date back more than years.