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Street Hassle

Music by Lou Reed, images from a number of Warhol’s films. Ellen Willis writes in 1979, a year after “Street Hassle” was released: Though Lou Reed rejected optimism, he was enough of his time to crave transcendence. And finally — as “Rock...

Downtown Scene

Today’s topics: Warhol, the Factory, Warhol’s relation to the poetry world, Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable, The Velvet Underground and Nico. I’ll be showing a sizable chunk of the second episode of Ric Burns’s Andy Warhol: A...

33 1/3 Goes to College

Over the years we’ve tinkered here and there with our syllabus for Writing New York, trying to fix little problems that have plagued us along the way.One challenge I’d never expected when we planned this course originally is that the beloved unit I’d...