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BROOKLYN FEAST

by Seth Kushner

New York’s most famous Italian Feast is surely San Gennaro in little Italy, but if you’ve ever pushed through the massive crowds to try to grab a sausage and pepper hero, you know it’s a tourist trap. Less famous and more “authentic” is Bensonhurst Brooklyn’s 18th Avenue Feast, AKA The Fest of Santa Rosalia, which [...]

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Wrestling With Big Fat Freddy

by Seth Kushner

When I was in junior high, I was obsessed with professional wrestling.  I was finally interested in something the “cool” kids were into, but casual interest has never been my way, so I became a “wrestling nerd.” While the well-adjusted were content to simply watch wrestling on Saturday morning TV, I had to subscribe to [...]

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MY BROOKLYN

by Seth Kushner

Brooklyn–A thriving mecca of 2 million people, which would be the fourth largest city in America, if it wasn’t designated simply a “borough.” I grew up in the Sheepshead Bay, a middle-class, mostly white area of South Brooklyn, which is neither urban nor suburban, but something in-between.  Our two-family attached home, with the front lawn, [...]

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ANATOMY OF A COVER: FORCE FIELD FOTOCOMIX

by Seth Kushner

When I was compiling and creating my photocomics for my first self-published anthology, FORCE FIELD FOTOCOMIX VOL.01, I knew I had to have a striking cover.  I got to thinking about doing an homage to things I like, but filtering it through my own aesthetic, of course. I keep a folder on my Macbook desktop [...]

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THE 69TH ST. PIER

by Seth Kushner

The month of August almost feels like a month-long vacation to me, even when I’m working.  In Italy, the people take the whole month off, but here in New York, our “checking-out” is more metaphorical.  Freelance work is generally slow and folks seem to take a “lazy” approach to the lazy dog days days of [...]

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FAMILIAR FACES: A PHOTO GALLERY OF POP CULTURE ICONS

by Seth Kushner

My love of pop-culture, especially of the nostalgic variety, brought me to the Chiller Theater, a gathering of Oscar winners, ex-child-stars, sitcom survivors, and cult icons, multiple times over the past few years.  Twice yearly, fans flock to this convention and spend their days waiting on long lines to take a picture with, or get [...]

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THE TRIP CITY PHOTOGRAPHY OF SETH KUSHNER

by Seth Kushner

As TRIP CITY’s resident photographer, I’ve had the opportunity to photograph some fascinating subjects over the past year.  For TC’s one-year anniversary I thought it would be a good time to look back at some of the faces  we’ve featured on the site.  Many of the images presented in the gallery above were taken for [...]

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Lazenby, George Lazenby: The Forgotten James Bond and Why He’s My Cousin Dave’s Favorite 007

by Seth Kushner

“Are we watching a Roger Moore?” I asked. “Nope,” he said. “C’mon, not a Connery.” “Not a Connery.” “Then who?” “Lazenby.  George Lazenby.” “Who?” I was nine years old and dumbfounded as Cousin Dave removed his laserdisc of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service from the wall unit. “Just trust me,” he said. I am more [...]

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Mark Hamill Changed My Life

by Seth Kushner

A cloaked figure entered the second floor Times Square location of Midtown comics. He glided over to the front counter and waved his finger at the clerk. “You will take me to the photographer now.” That’s how I like to remember Mark Hamill’s entrance. In actuality, it was a middle-aged guy in a leather jacket [...]

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SETH KUSHNER’S UNDERSTANDING PHOTOCOMIX

by Seth Kushner

Last spring, I was asked by American Photo magazine, via uberconnector JahFurry, to to produce an 8-page meta “photocomic” about myself making photocomix, something I’ve been doing in my “spare” time for the past two-years as the series, CulturePOP Photocomix, where I’ve profiled such fascinating subjects as; Chuck Klosterman, Moby, Jonathan Ames, Stoya, Reggie Watts, [...]

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WARE’S WORLD: INSIDE THE HOME OF CARTOONIST CHRIS WARE

by Seth Kushner

In March of 2011, with six months to go before our deadline to turn in Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics to our publisher, writer Christopher Irving and I decided to take part of our advance money to travel to Chicago to cover a few last, important subjects.  On top of the list [...]

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WHO REVIEWS THE REVIEWER?

by Seth Kushner

We’d been working hard to get press for our new book, Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics.  Thankfully the hard work paid off in the form of positive reviews in such publications as The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Publisher’s Weekly, and others.  We thought the major press was over until The [...]

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