From the Lower East Side by Hard Ways: Post-Punk Documents From Rayya Elias and Sasha Altman DuBrul

Sitting in front of me are a pair of books with punk rock and the Lower East Side at their core. One, Rayya Elias’s Harley Loco, is a memoir; the other, Sascha  Altman DuBrul’s Maps to the Other Side, feels more like an anthology, a document of writings made by DuBrul over the course of a decade in his life. Neither is easy reading: Elias writes frankly about her addiction, the deaths of loved ones, and a series of bad relationships; DuBrul […]

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