COLUMNS

  • PRINT May/June 2020

    DURO OLOWU

    Duro Olowu is a Nigerian-born, London-based fashion designer and curator. The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is currently hosting “Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago,” which was guest curated by Olowu and features more than 360 contemporary artworks from the MCA's collection and those of institutions throughout the city.

  • PRINT April 2020

    Stephen Malkmus

    Portland, Oregon–based Stephen Malkmus is a songwriter, singer, and guitarist best known for his work with Pavement. His third solo album, Traditional Techniques, was released last month by Matador Records.

  • PRINT March 2020

    Jaimie Warren

    Jaimie Warren is a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist and a cocreator of the community arts project Whoop Dee Doo. “The Miracle,” her first institutional solo show in New York, is currently on view at Pioneer Works and will culminate in a large-scale Exorcist-themed musical on April 4 and 11.

  • PRINT February 2020

    Annie Dorsen

    Annie Dorsen is a writer and director for performance. Her most recent project, Infinite Sun, is an algorithmic sound installation that was commissioned for the 2019 Sharjah Biennial. Previous performance projects, such as The Great Outdoors, 2017; Yesterday Tomorrow, 2015; and A Piece of Work, 2013, have been widely presented across the United States and abroad. She is also the recipient of numerous awards, including a 2019 MacArthur Fellowship. 

    MY TOP TWO FOR EACH DECADE OF MY LIFE (AS FAR AS I REMEMBER):

  • PRINT January 2020

    JOEY LA NEVE DEFRANCESCO

    Joey La Neve DeFrancesco is a musician, historian, and organizer based in Providence, Rhode Island, whose performances combine dance, punk, and drag. She will tour North America and Europe with her latest record, The Vital Cord (self-released, 2020), throughout the year.

  • PRINT November 2019

    JULIANA SPAHR

    Juliana Spahr is a poet. Her most recent book, Du Bois’s Telegram (Harvard University Press, 2018), is about literature and politics. She lives in Berkeley, California.

  • PRINT September 2019

    Institute of Queer Ecology

    Nicolas Baird, Lee Pivnik, and Jake Sillen write on behalf of the Institute of Queer Ecology (IQECO), a collaborative, decentralized organism that works to imagine and realize an equitable multispecies future. With programming that ranges from exhibitions, artwork, and publications to direct community actions, IQECO lays the groundwork for a (bio)diverse utopia.

  • 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.