Laura Albert


What I Learned From Lou Reed

By Laura Albert

What I Learned From Lou Reed
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.Read More


Recalling the Jews, Radicals and Rogues Who Created Greenwich Village

By Laura Albert

Recalling the Jews, Radicals and Rogues Who Created Greenwich Village
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.Read More


'Elephant' Woman Meets 'Elephant' Man

By Laura Albert

'Elephant' Woman Meets 'Elephant' Man
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.Read More






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