Field Notes

The Down and Dirty

New York is full of stories, and people who love to tell them. Their tales are everywhere, and like a fly on the wall, you just have to listen in – inside of one’s head, outside on the street, or stuck in a car in a traffic jam, real or imagined. Who cares what the difference is? Lucas Mascatello, cocreator of New York’s juiciest rag,Civilization, offers some manic re ections on life in the city that never stops talking ... to itself.

"My manicured hands bleed from the cuticle. Three brothers, each less attractive than the last, trash-talking my mother. I think I could kill a person and feel no guilt." 

– This text appears in Spike #63. You can buy it in our online shop –