Laura Albert, who has written novels under the name of JT Leroy, offers a brave and eloquent defense of Elena Ferrante and her alleged use of a pseudonym.
Lou Reed wrote about drugs, sex and violence. A fellow traveler of Andy Warhol’s, Reed played games with artistry and identity. In him, writer and artist Laura Albert saw a kindred spirit. In Reed’s memory, Albert writes about his influence.
Why were Jews so integral to the creation of New York’s downtown arts scene? Greenwich Village historian John Strausbaugh explains a unique neighborhood bond.
Kenneth Sherman’s poetry collection ‘Words For Elephant Man’ is one of Laura Albert’s favorite books. The two authors discuss life, art, and the role of Jews as outsiders.