Maggie Estep Remembered: ‘She Was Vintage, Pure Old-School Punk-Art New York’

Yesterday, we got the sad news that Maggie Estep, arguably the face of the ’90s East Village slam movement, died at 50. Today, we spoke to Bob Holman, who helped propel her to fame as co-director of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, and Mark Pellington, who directed her classic “Hey Baby” video. Here’s what they had … Continue reading Maggie Estep Remembered: ‘She Was Vintage, Pure Old-School Punk-Art New York’

Maggie Estep Has Died at 50

Writer and spoken-word star Maggie Estep has died at the age of 50. A friend tells The Times she died two days after having a heart attack at her home in Hudson, New York. Estep was a fixture of the East Village slam-poetry scene who rose to national prominence via her grunge-era appearances on MTV … Continue reading Maggie Estep Has Died at 50