Volume 1 Edition 5
THE LEDE409 and 555 Edgecombe Avenue: With a profile on Stephanie St. Clair in this edition, we're starting a series on great Harlemites who lived at these two landmark addresses, including Joe Louis, Paul Robeson, Eunice Carter, Aaron Douglas...The Editor
Stephanie St. Clair liked diamonds and furs. She was a regular at the opera. She said she was from Marseilles. But she may have been from around here, Guadeloupe or Martinique. And she was also a mobster.
Summer is the time for festivals, concerts, and new music releases. But what should the punk-rock enthusiasts be looking out for? What’re the best albums to head-bang to before the season comes to an end?
Bad Brains, a Rastafarian hardcore punk band formed in ’77 as a jazz fusion ensemble, before developing the sound for which they are known now: cool, laid-back Afrocentric dub reggae beats and fast punk rock performances.
Science fiction can transport us to awe-inducing worlds that imagine the possibilities of what human life can be like and sometimes force us to think about our own current existence.
It’s a sunny Sunday afternoon in Harlem, and millennials have been filtering in and out of The Dream Center, a community space for young people to cultivate creative skills.
“Sing, Unburied, Sing”, Jesmyn Ward’s much anticipated third novel (Simon & Schuster) had gone on sale the day before and this was her first appearance in New York.
Raphaël Confiant tells the story of an exceptional woman gangster, Stephanie St. Clair who, in the 1920s and 40s, became the queen of the underground lottery.