Chuckberry Streets Forever

Music & Ghosts in Harlem

“Chuckberry Streets Forever” (5 August 2020) — digital collage by AleXander Hirka

When the clouds burst like this at night the city streets get distorted, almost transparent from all the layers of reflected light. That hiss—as sheet after sheet of raindrops roll across the pavement—and the tumbling away of thunder into the distance.

This is the kind of weather that conjures up ghosts, makes them visible—the driver says through the…



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