East 4th

Recent Interviews

Our most recent conversation comes from Sean Hotchkiss, a writer based in Los Angeles, California.

As well as Richard Haines, an artist based in Brooklyn, New York.


Sean Hotchkiss

"A lot of people don't get to the point with their addictions where they have to admit their life is unmanageable. I did.  And although it was fucking painful at the time – and still often is – that’s been the best gift.  I’m a sick bastard, but at least I know who I’m dealing with."


Richard Haines

"So, where do I want to be in the world?  Where do I want to be as an artist?  Where do I want to be as a man?  What do I want to be as a gay man?  Where do I want to be a 66-year-old gay man?  Do I want to be what people think I'm supposed to believe?  No, you know, I want to be who I want to be."

Favorite Quotes 

"Really there was this feeling like we were at the end of the world, you know, and out of this a camaraderie and understanding.  We're in this place because it will let you do amazing things.  Start a business or make your life over again or you know, whatever you want to do and I will always feel very connected to it because it let me do that."

-Richard Haines


"Ultimately it's an issue of honesty with self.  I care about myself so I'm maybe going to cut back on X because it might be healthier to pursue Y.  I feel like all of us for the rest of our lives are going to be working on some aspect of this.  It’s human."

-Sean Hotchkiss