The Continental: Noir

The latest issue of The Continental, a magazine I am editing and writing for, is out. The theme of the issue is Noir and includes work from a darker, crime-ridden era of New York City (otherwise known as the good ‘ol days) to a futurist Hungary, Russia, the Czech Republic and elsewhere.

Founder of Punk magazine and co-author of the great oral history of punk, Please Kill Me, Legs McNeil has a piece about the Hotel Chelsea, with appearances by Sid Vicious, Andy Warhol, Nico and Miloš Forman, among others. Director Abel Ferrara is interviewed about his films and life while photographer Tony Notarberadino’s displays work from the Hotel Chelsea, featuring portraits taken there of Arthur C. Clarke, Dee Dee Ramone, Grace Jones among other hotel occupants.

The rest of the issue orbits around noir in a variety of ways. Author of Budapest Noir, Vilmos Kondor, defines noir and explains its near total absence in the former Soviet bloc. More stories of murder, corruption and dystopia follow, as well as poems of a darker cast.

Take a look at the issue here

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