Vlado Taneski was a Macedonian crime reporter and serial killer. He was arrested in June 2008 in his hometown of Kičevo in western Macedonia for the murder of three women on whose death he had also written articles. These articles on the murders had aroused the suspicion of the police, since they contained information which had not been released to the public. After DNA tests connected him to the murders, he was arrested and imprisoned on 22 June 2008 and was found dead in his cell the following day, after an apparent suicide.
In the mid-1930s, Maxwell Bodenheim served a brief stint on the Federal Writers Project, composing a magnificent essay about Greenwich Village before tumbling into obscurity.
I’ve reprinted the whole essay below, but here’s the opening: “A nation, coming into its own artistically after an era of ruthless industrial expansion, of materialism and strait-laced conventionality, seized upon Greenwich Village as a symbol of revolt in the ferment of postwar years. The ‘Village’ was the center of the American Renaissance or of artiness, of political progress or of long-haired radical men and short-haired radical women, of sex freedom or of sex license dependent upon the point of view.”
You can download a free copy of the New York City Guide to read more and see more etchings from the 1930s.