East Village

 Madonna in  Dangerous Game  (1993)

Madonna in Dangerous Game (1993)

From cult classic to Cannes, Abel Ferrara is the uncancellable auteur par excellence. Natasha Stagg settles in with the popcorn to muse on his silver-screen retrospective.

Get OUT OF STATE (No. 5) with Natasha Stagg this week, where she follows the great exodus from New York (at least for a weekend). But beware of Lyme disease, weird neighbourly hymns, and the countryside's glacial pace when it comes to motivation. 

 Photo: Tseng Kwong Chi

As New York's East Village is becoming host to a score of elite art organisations, the question of whether the local creativity they endorse is still alive and well comes to the fore. By Ariella Wolens