On December 6, 2015, Holly Woodlawn, the film and cabaret performer known as one of the Warhol Superstars and an inspiration for Lou Reed’s famous song “A Walk on the Wild Side,” died of cancer ...
is a filmmaker, writer, and scholar. Among her books are Boricua Pop: Puerto Ricans and the Latinization of American Culture (2004) and Sovereign Acts (forthcoming). Her films include Brincando el charco: Portrait of a Puerto Rican and Small City, Big Change. She is the director of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race and founder of the Media and Idea Lab at Columbia University.