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Cultural Capital

What Happens When NYC Defunds Libraries

Libraries are already short-staffed. What will happen if their budgets are cut even more?

January 20, 2023

The HarperCollins Strike Approaches 50 Days: ‘$45K Is Just Not Enough to Live on in NYC’

“We believe that this is our only opportunity to make real change in this industry," union chair Laura Harshberger told Hell Gate.

January 17, 2023

The Final Smhoakstock

A long-running 36-hour collaborative jam session drops its curtain, as the era of DIY spaces in Brooklyn also draws to a close.

December 13, 2022

Rev. Billy on the ‘Soul Death of Shopping’ and Finding the ‘Wilderness Area in Ourselves’

The protest stalwart talks about being "being intimate with this apocalypse," ahead of the Stop Shopping Choir's show at Joe's Pub this weekend.

December 9, 2022

Henry Hill Slept Here: My Journey Through the ‘Goodfellas’ Locations of NYC

The tour’s locations capture a relatively ungentrified slice of deep Brooklyn and Queens, where mobsters once reigned like kings, hijacking and stealing and paying off the cops...And now it’s all over.

November 30, 2022

No Gods, No Ticketmasters: A Taylor Swift Ticket-Buying Journey

One Swiftie's journey into the heart of Ticketmaster darkness.

November 18, 2022

James Gray, Queens Kid, Comes Home

The director of “Ad Astra” talks to Hell Gate about the unsparing truth of his latest film, “Armageddon Time.”

November 14, 2022

It’s Not Just You: NYC Has a Serious Dungeon Master Shortage

As the pandemic ushered in well-publicized worker shortages, Dungeons & Dragons is experiencing its own labor crisis.