COLUMNS

  • PRINT May 2019

    Ottessa Moshfegh

    Ottessa Moshfegh is a fiction writer from Boston. Her most recent novel, My Year of Rest and Relaxation (Penguin, 2018), is about a woman who tries to hibernate. She also writes essays and screenplays. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • PRINT April 2019

    Raf Simons

    Raf Simons is a fashion designer based in Antwerp. His positions have included those of creative director of Jil Sander (2005–12), artistic director of Christian Dior (2012–16), and chief creative officer of Calvin Klein (2016–18). He continues to design for his eponymous label, Raf Simons, which he founded in 1995.

  • PRINT March 2019

    Gabriel Held

    Gabriel Held is a New York–based stylist, vintage dealer, and fashion historian with an expertise spanning Hollywood, art, hip-hop, and the more obscure corners of popular culture. His clients include model Bella Hadid, rap artist Lil’ Kim, and media personality Paris Hilton. Since 2013, he has served on the board of the foundation preserving the legacy of his grandfather Al Held.

  • PRINT February 2019

    Precious Okoyomon

    Precious Okoyomon is a poet and artist based in Brooklyn. Her book of poems But Did You Die? is forthcoming from Birds, LLC, this year.

  • PRINT January 2019

    Tod Lippy

    Tod Lippy is an artist, designer, editor, writer, and curator based in Brooklyn. He is the creator of the nonprofit arts publication Esopus (2003–2018) and executive director of the Esopus Foundation.

  • PRINT December 2018

    Polly Watson

    1 BABY GRANDE, 1975–77 (HoZac) Chicago’s HoZac Records specializes in glammy power pop—modern (Mama, Velveteen Rabbit) and master-level (check out the incredible Julian Leal!). This album of previously unreleased tracks finds the Church’s Steve Kilbey and Peter Koppes wasting their pre–Blurred Crusade (1982) talent on derivative, stomping glam, and it is fucking AMAZING!

    2 SNAIL MAIL, LUSH (Matador) Just this year, Sunflower Bean’s twenty-two-year-old Julia Cumming sang of her age as being one at which a woman is viewed as “busted and used.” Snail Mail’s Lindsey Jordan, at nineteen, probably

  • PRINT November 2018

    DonChristian

    DonChristian is a New York-based artist, musician, and teacher. He creates videos, public murals, and time- and music-based performances. He has shown work at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA PS1, and the New Museum. He is also touring his debut album, Where There’s Smoke (2018), throughout Europe and North America.

  • PRINT October 2018

    Jeremy O. Harris

    Jeremy O. Harris is an actor and playwright currently residing in New Haven, Connecticut, by way of Los Angeles, California. Upcoming productions include Slave Play at the New York Theatre Workshop this fall, and “Daddy”—coproduced by New York’s Vineyard Theatre and the New Group—starring Alan Cumming, in winter 2019. He received the Rosa Parks Playwriting Award and the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award for Slave Play, and is currently under commission from Lincoln Center Theater and Playwrights Horizons, both in New York.

  • PRINT September 2018

    Marilyn Minter

    Marilyn Minter is an artist and activist who lives and works in New York. She has staged solo exhibitions at numerous institutions in the United States and abroad, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; La Conservera, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Murcia, Spain; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland; and the Deichtorhallen, Hamburg. She is currently preparing for solo shows at Baldwin Gallery in Aspen and at Lehmann Maupin in Hong Kong.

  • PRINT Summer 2018

    Miz Cracker

    Miz Cracker (RuPaul’s Drag Race, season ten) is a drag queen, writer, and comedienne based in New York City. She lives her best life on Instagram (@miz_cracker). Her one-woman show, It’s Time, will begin touring this summer. She writes a column on LGBTQ issues for Slate.

  • PRINT May 2018

    Lyra Pramuk

    Lyra Pramuk is an American singer, composer-producer, and performance artist based in Berlin. She collaborates often with artists such as Holly Herndon, Colin Self, and Donna Huanca, and this fall will release her debut EP with Objects Ltd. She is committed to empathy and listening as the central pathways to self-actualization and affirmative collective action, using fictive play to summon a kinder future.

  • PRINT April 2018

    Onyx Collective

    This elusive jazz ensemble was created in 2015 by Isaiah Barr, Austin Williamson, and a cluster of young artists in New York City. Its shows are often unannounced, impromptu affairs; the interchangeable cast might perform in a basement, at a rooftop cocktail lounge, and to the street from a storefront, all in one week. Onyx released 2nd Avenue Rundown on vinyl (Supreme) in September 2016, followed by Lower East Suite Part One (Big Dada) in October 2017, and Lower East Suite Part Two in December.