Portfolio

A selection of Jessica DuLong’s features, interviews, profiles, essays, and collaborations.

BLACKSMITH: When the Hammer Strikes

Meaty forearms and biceps thick as tree limbs attest to Tom Ryan's 20 years as a blacksmith. But if his physique isn't clue enough, the sight of him in leather apron at his anvil leaves no doubt of his trade. The precise swings of his hammer seem effortless. Yet each rapid-fire blow to a ...

Published March 13, 2004

UPS DRIVER: Her Special Deliveries

When it comes to knowing the people in the neighborhood, Lisa Palermo could give Mr. Rogers a run for his money. Since she started winding her signature brown United Parcel Service truck through the tree-lined streets south of Prospect Park in Brooklyn, Palermo has forged surprisingly tight ...

Published November 2, 2003

The Imam of Bedford Stuyvesant

The August heat draws people to the Brooklyn street. Shopkeepers in doorways call to passersby about caps, socks and belts for sale. Young mothers push strollers heavy with plastic shopping bags slung over the handles. Delivery trucks veer around potholes, jockeying for position with ...

Published June 1, 2005

Riding in Cars With Girls

Kate Lake gives us a memoir any lesbian can understand - one car at a time This is not your grand-father's memoir. Kate Lake's snappy little book - a collection of paintings, each accompanied by a short vignette - tells her life story as a series of snapshots, each episode embodied in ...

Published June 10, 2002

Down Home in Georgia

For the third year in a row, Last Chance Pawn Shop's owner has offered up his backfield to Hammerfest, one of the biggest White Power music festivals in the nation.

Published November 12, 2001