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Keith

Shvitz & the City & the City

There’s a place in New York’s East Village called the Russian & Turkish Baths. It’s a neighborhood institution that has been in operation for some 125 years, give or take. I’m not a regular, but every now and then a writer needs to shvitz, especially during the winter months. […]

Noir Wars

I keep saying, “I’m not really a Star Wars fan, but…” and then I go on to write about some weird esoteric piece of Star Wars lore, so I guess it’s a bit disingenuous to keep insisting I’m not a fan. What I mean is, I’m not religious […]

Superargo! Help Me!

The Mexico of lucha libre films is just about as close to my version of the Promised Land as you can get. I’d gladly turn in our world of turmoil for a world where the biggest news comes when pro wrestlers have to thwart the diabolical scheme of […]

Space Greasers in Love

Redline is the sort of movie that might spontaneously spawn during a Guitar Wolf concert. It’s over-the-top, anarchic, and every frame is infused with the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. It also has a sweet, doe-eyed love story beneath all the engine revving and hair grease.

From the Archives: Where Is All You Angels

Keith Allison is currently battling a sentient virus attempting to control his immune system and, through him, all of humanity. If all goes well, he will be back next month with a new piece. In the meantime, please enjoy this piece on William Burroughs and Duran Duran’s “Wild […]

I’d Like to Be Under the Sea

“To build a city at the bottom of the sea…insanity! But where else could we be free from the clutching hands of the parasites? Where else could we build an economy that they would not try to control? A society that they would not try to destroy? It […]