21c Durham You may have noticed a curious 24-hour installation earlier this month just outside Penn Station, NYC, courtesy of 21c Museum Hotels .
It’s a well-worn trope that New Yorkers, despite living in a city with 1200 neighborhoods, spend most of their time in exactly two: the home one and the work one.
It seems enigmatic that a delicate looking young dandy with a penchant for petite frilly blouses should choose Nashville as a homebase for his conquest of the dance pop charts. Certainly the town has been expanding away from its country roots over the last decade; but, you know…it is still south of the Mason Dixon. Yet Nashvegas is where we find Brasko , a recent transplant of even less cosmopolitan environs, whose funky disco and semi-clad Studio 54 meets La Perla trunk show aesthetic is perfectly poised to provoke.
During this Pride Month , it is important, nay imperative, to remember how much, just 60 years ago, the gay community had to fear for its very existence. Indeed, the gripping new documentary The Lavender Scare looks chillingly back at how, at the height of Cold War paranoia, President Eisenhower declared all homosexuals to be “security risks,” promising to rid the federal government of all gay and lesbian employees. It was the start of a decades long witch-hunt, in which thousands were put out of jobs for no reason other than their sexual orientation
Few design brands have cultivated such a singular and recognizable aesthetic as has New York’s Blackbarn. Founded by Mark Zeff (whose MARKZEFF is one of the country’s most respected interior design concerns) along with his wife Kristen, they draw inspiration from the East End farmhouses of the Hamptons to the industrial style lofts of Manhattan – and quite a lot in between.
Image by Spencer Byron Born in Cologne, Germany in 1992, by the age of two, Tim Petras was already insisting to his parents that he was, in fact, actually a girl. Fourteen years later, Tim received the necessary medical treatment to become Kim…and the rest in history
With music festivals now coming in a dime for probably three dozen, contemporary art fairs and festivals have arguably become the new way for cities to show off their impeccable cultural cred. Yet Lille3000 actually started all the way back in 2004, when its namesake city was chosen as that year’s prestigious European Capital of Culture . Now occurring as a regular triennial, 2019 was thus timed for the sixth edition – so we hopped an Air France flight to see what all the fuss was about
Image by Jackson Dickie It’s an intriguing pairing, to be sure: Andrew Szekeres from Midnight Juggernauts , and Tim Hoey from Cut Copy , both Melbourne bands who have been significant participants/contributors to the post-Millennium new new wave.
Image by Lissy Laricchia Arthur Moon is not actually a person. Rather, it is the chosen nom de guerre of Brooklyn-based songstress Lora-Faye Åshuvud.
It’s nearly impossible to retain a “hidden” identity in this age of rampant social media saturation and privacy invasion. But a genuinely mysterious artist going by the nom de guerre Wilder Woods stirred up a bit of chatter earlier this spring with a couple of intriguing singles – “Someday Soon” and “Sure Ain’t” – whilst somehow still managing to remain shrouded in secrecy. But he at last gave up the riddle this past week, as Wilder Woods was in fact revealed to be Bear Rinehart of Needtobreathe