The Adalia Rose photo on the left kills me every time. So thrilled I got to do this.
Here is the longest thing I’ve ever published, 8000 words on the very cool kid Adalia Rose Williams, her besieged mom, and the horrible other kids who spent two months attacking her. That’s her above, dancing to “Ice Ice Baby.”
John Dixon, the Village Voice’s excellent art director, chose two of my stories as his favorite covers of 2012.
I am going to find it difficult to tell you precisely why and how Hawaii moves me, touches me, saddens and troubles and engages my imagination, what it is in the air that will linger long after I have forgotten the smell of pikake and pineapple and the way the palms sound in the trade winds.
Joan Didion, “Letter from Paradise, 21’ 19’ N., 157’ 52’ W.”
And this is just what I saw when I landed.
Do you know this couple?
Honored to be writing the foreword to Dan Cronin’s book of excellent portraits The Gathering, slated for a spring 2013 release through Prestel Publishing. Dan’s 4x5 portraits were shot during the last three Gathering of the Juggalos and his work is lovely. SPIN used some of his photos for their terrific oral history of the Gathering.
One request for help: we’d like to get in touch with few people for the book, including the couple posted above and this young woman (NSFW) who’s danced with Wolfpac in the past. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dan at email@example.com if you can help us track them down.
Also, while I’m crowd-sourcing Juggalo contacts, are there any Juggalos in Hawaii? If so, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d like to interview you.
My Sucklord Village Voice cover is supposed to be on Bravo’s Sucklord-themed “Gallery Girls” episode tonight. This is the production-company-provided video still that’s supposed air. John Dixon, the paper’s phenomenal art director, designed the cover. One of my favorites.
— Talked with Midwestern rap weirdo Tech N9ne about Lil Wayne and drunk ‘Hip-Hop Squares.’ It went well because I’m a woman. (He told me so.)
— Cafe Mom’s LOL “8 Sexting Rules to Avoid Starring Naked in Someone’s ‘Revenge Porn’”