Andres Schiffino is a freelance journalist and playwright specializing in alternative subcultures, underground art & film, and the fringes of pop culture.
- Pistol is a Pretty Vacant Look at the Legendary Punk BandJohnny Rotten tried to stop FX’s Pistol from using the Sex Pistols’ music fearing it would fail to be a true representation of the historic band. He may have lost some punk cred by morphing into a Trump supporter, but in this case, Rotten was on the mark.
- A Brave New World for NY Potheads (NYC: 420 Fest – Recap & Gallery)NYC’s first cannabis cup after legalization arrived this past 4/20 with a large event headlined by Bob Marley’s old compatriots The Wailers. NYC: 420 by was a combination concert festival, marketplace, fashion show & art happening. Get the details and find out what we thought of the night’s festivities.
- Troma Reimagines The Tempest in #ShakespearesShitstorm#ShakespearesShitstorm is sure to be a modern gross-out classic. Somehow, Troma has been able to surpass the infamous shunting scene in Society in terms of sheer perversion and body horror in Lloyd Kaufman’s unique take on the Avant Bard play, The Tempest. If this truly is Kaufman’s last film, he will go out on the top of his game!
- Sinful Sounds: The Revival of the Witchcraft VinylThe current occult revival has its origins in the counterculture of the 60s. From Satanism to Kitchen Witchery occultists recorded spoken-word albums of magical instructions & rituals, accompanied by eerie or trippy music. Before you listen to these magical recordings, our expert on all things occult gave us his ratings… on an appropriate 1-to-5 pentagram scale!
- Sin Dee NYC’s Guide to the Haunted HudsonEach Halloween season, droves of tourists visit the very real village of Sleepy Hollow in search of a spooky fun time, but more daring travelers with a morbid curiosity will want to investigate the real-life hauntings in the “Haunted Hudson”. Joined by local historian Dani Spencer, we’ve put together a list of the top places to go ghosts-hunting around the Hudson Valley.