Stooge Director Madeleine Farley on Extreme Fandom

I’m interested in outsiders—people who seem to have the type of freedom dreaded by so-called normal people. I heard about Robert, a man in his 50s tearing around Europe in a 1980s hot hatch following his rock ‘n’ roll hero Iggy  Pop. I’d just returned from filming gorillas in Africa, and here was this madman trying to … Continued

A Call To Love: Chris Tanner by Karen Finley

  Glitter, glamour, melody and voice. Loyalty, adornment, lilac icing on cake His last dollar, will gladly give to you A tinsel tiger carries your weight Made for you from heaven’s gate It is art, my dear We are here Have a cup of tizzy tea   And wear your best frock We are together … Continued

Philly: My Once and Future Queen by Todd Verow

Todd Verow remembers Philly, his dear friend and inspiration for his movie Once and Future Queen in the catalogue for her memorial exhibition at Howl!. Don’t miss the screening of the film of the same name coming up this Saturday at 7 PM. It’s FREE, of course. Philly: My Once and Future Queen Todd Verow … Continued

Unusual Pairings of Legendary Downtown Creators at Howl!

DUO #1: The Cutouts: Keith Patchel and The Venus Orbit with Poet Bob Holman Thursday, April 12, 2018 / 7 PM Free The performance at Howl! Happening will debut Patchel’s The Cutouts (Matisse), a new music song cycle using the poetry of Bob Holman—who will be performing—and based on Henri Matisse’s cut paper works. Featured performers … Continued

The Dawn of Darkness by Ilka Scobie

Luigi Cazzaniga, MOLLIES      On Dec. 15, Trump’s White House has banned seven words from future CDC documents. Join Ilka Scobie, Penny Arcade, and Anthony Haden-Guest as we celebrate the antidote to darkness—LOVE—this Friday, April 6, 1327 on the date of the meeting of Italian poet Petrarch and his beloved muse Laura. Video projections by Luigi Cazzaniga.    The Dawn of … Continued

Philly Abe “This Side of Heaven” Opening Tonight

Howl! Happening celebrates the life and work of a beloved member of our tribe, as we mourn her passing with a memorial exhibition. We’re happy to share this appreciation by Jane Friedman, Executive Director and Founder of Howl!.  Philly Abe became my friend only a few short years ago and in the second of those … Continued

Another Barbara by Penny Arcade

  Howl! Happening is pleased to present a poem by Penny Arcade as part of Petrarch in Love, an evening to celebrate Spring and honor the April 6, 1327 meeting of Italian poet Petrarch and his beloved muse Laura. Featuring Penny Arcade, Anthony Haden-Guest, Nemo Librizzi, and Ilka Scobie. With Video Projections by Luigi Cazzaniga.   Another Barbara   Walking in the kitchen, the terrace … Continued

Michael July on Jane Friedman

Just before New Year’s Eve, Howl Arts received an email from Michael July, author of Afros and a dear friend of Howl’s Executive Director, Jane Friedman. After reading Miss Rosen’s interview with Jane, “How to Find Artists that Can Change the World“, Michael wrote us the following note: “This is probably the first and most … Continued

#HowlWrites: Christmas Eve by Mike DeCapite

We were walking up First Avenue and I saw a girl at an ATM outside a bar, an East Village dungeon with a famous jukebox and black walls and every surface plastered with band stickers—one of those places that are always new for someone, as New York is, even if it’s so old for the … Continued

Merrill Aldighieri’s Video from the “VJ Diaries” Premiere Party

Merrill Aldighieri’s video from the “VJ Diaries” is live! Merrill’s Biography: Multi-award winning Independent filmmaker/artist/producer-director Merrill Aldighieri has been involved in many different aspects of production including camera, editing, animation and concept.  As an art major in high school she made her first films and was encouraged to pursue a career. She graduated with honors … Continued