TueNight is a collection of grown-ass lady storytellers who host evenings on Tuesday Nights at The Invisible Dog Art Center with a variety of readers, each sharing a personal essay around a common theme. For this edition of TueNight Live on July 17, 2018, the storytellers reflect on that crazy era – the 90’s:
Riot Grrrls, ‘zines, A Different World, grunge, Anita Hill, dating IRL and not online, The Gulf War, Y2K prep. Our first jobs, our first iced skim lattes, our first marriages.
The storytellers remember the ‘90s like it was yesterday—and like it was 25 years ago. Gulp.
Allison Yarrow (@AliYarrow) is an award-winning journalist and National Magazine Award finalist who has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Vox and many others. She is the author of the just-released book 90s Bitch: Media, Culture, and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality (Harper Perennial). She was a TED resident and is a grantee of the International Women’s Media Foundation. She produced the VICE documentary Misconception and has appeared on the Today show, MSNBC, NPR and more. Yarrow was raised in Macon, Georgia and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Theo Kogan (@TheoKogan) Theo Kogan is an American singer, model and actress. She is most well known for being the vocalist of the all-girl punk band, Lunachicks. Currently, she is a professional makeup artist working in NYC. For more of her writing, she has essays in the upcoming book Women Who Rock coming out in October 2018.
Crystal Durant (@DJCrystalClear) is a New York-based Black Renaissance woman. She is a visual artist, art educator, professional muse, figure model, internationally known DJ, singer, writer and social media consultant. Read her twice weekly music column at The Z Review and her kooky stories on Medium.
There will also be a Q&A with Allison Yarrow author of the brand-new book 90s Bitch: Media, Culture, and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality (Harper Perennial).
The Invisible Dog Art Center opened in October, 2009, a raw space in a vast converted factory building with a charmed history and an open-ended mission: to create, from the ground up, a new kind of interdisciplinary arts center. Over the last two years, over 50,000 people have attended our events: visual art exhibits; dance, theater, and music performances; film screenings; literary arts and poetry readings; lectures; community events; and more.
The building at 51 Bergen Street is integral to The Invisible Dog’s identity. Built in the late 1800s, the 30,000 square-foot building housed working factories until the 1990s, when the last factory shut down, and the detritus from 100 years of industry was left to rot. The building was unused until 2008, when it was discovered by Lucien Zayan. The last factory, which made belts, had a hit in the 1960s with the “invisible dog” party trick, which gave the nascent art center its name.