Living with Cookie

Max Mueller, the only child of downtown New York’s cult icon Cookie Mueller, remembers their bohemian life in the West Village—and his mother’s last days.


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This is His Obituary

Maura and Margrethe Lauber’s father’s death wasn’t memorialized in a local paper when he died in 1989. Twenty-seven years later, the two sisters give their father the remembrance he didn’t have.

This interview is provided by StoryCorps.


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The Photos

Twenty years after finding pictures that held the answer to her father’s mysterious past, Sade Taft embarked on a journey to reconnect with his family.

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Love and Mercy

“Could there ever have been a time when I knew nothing about my father’s hidden life? A time before I knew we were like each other, sharing this infrared reality with other men in darkened parks?”

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