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In Search of Marcel Proust, Finding Tom Verlaine

Brendan Bernhard encounters a personal hero. But will the publicity-shy lead singer of Television grant him an interview?

Thank You, East Village

A mosaic of 160 people who make the East Village what it is.

Hell of a Time As Punk Pioneer Celebrates New Book

Anthony Pappalardo Hell-o! A punk-rock pioneer celebrating the release of his memoir at a place called the Bourgeois Pig? Last night at the lounge that’s just a short walk from his East Village apartment, Richard Hell greeted guests with a glass of wine in hand, wearing a minimalist sweater-and-jeans combo. His hair was cut short […]

Rockers Reading: Peter Hook, Richard Hell Look Back

The punk-rock pioneer and the Joy Division and New Order bassist have released memoirs, and will make local appearances.

The Day | Houston Street Lot Snatched Up For $8 Million

The Local’s daily roundup of East Village news from around the Web, including an update on the CBGB movie, construction at the Mystery Lot, a deal at the Museum of the American Gangster, and more.

Nightclubbing | Richard Hell and the Voidoids

Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong continue sorting through their archives of punk-era concert footage as it’s digitized for the Downtown Collection at N.Y.U.’s Fales Library. Today: footage of the Voidoids at CBGB in 1979.

The Day | Samples Limited at LES Ice Cream Joint

A roundup of today’s news, including a crackdown on ice cream and a new “water cafe.”

James Wolcott’s Memoir, ‘Lucking Out,’ Gets Down and Semi-Dirty in the East Village

Brendan Bernhard reviews the Vanity Fair writer’s latest tome, recounting the glory days of CBGB and the Village Voice.

Five Questions With | Bryan Waterman, Author of ‘Marquee Moon’

Brendan Bernhard talks with the NYU professor about the seminal Television album.

Your Voices | On Books and Television

A sampling of reader reactions to posts that have appeared on The Local.

Appreciating the Music of Television

Brendan Bernhard offers an appreciation of the music of the CBGB’s-era band Television.

East Village Tweets

Would-be messages from the East Village, in 140 characters or less.