Antpuke Was Run Out of New York. Now She’s Back to Make Amends.

LIT

Ashleah Gonzales Made Kendall Jenner a Literary It-Girl. Now, She’s a Published Poet.

by Greta Rainbow

BACKSTAGE

In Her One-Woman Show, Laura Benanti Bids Farewell to Her Inner-Ingénue

by Jake Nevins

release

DIIV Frontman Cole Smith on Streaming Monopolies and the Shoegaze Renaissance

by Grant Sharples

SMOKE BREAK

“I Had an iPod on My Pussy”: An Eight-Minute Cig With Artist Jacolby Satterwhite

by Jake Nevins
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BACKSTAGE

“Split ‘Em and Dive In”: Meet the Kit Kats Who Brought Cabaret Back to Broadway

by Interview

IN CONVERSATION

To Amen Dunes and Patti Harrison, Comedians and Musicians Are Kindred Spirits

by Patti Harrison

lit

“I Couldn’t Have Written This 20 Years Ago”: Claire Messud, In Conversation With Joshua Cohen

May 23, 2024

Earlier this month, the author talked to the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist about her new novel “This Strange Eventful History,” a sprawling, multi-generational epic.

CORRESPONDENT

“Classy Vampire Chic”: Lyas Reviews the New Cronenberg Film at Cannes

May 21, 2024

TikTok’s favorite fashion correspondent called us from Cannes, where Saint Laurent Productions premiered three feature films by David Cronenberg, Jacques Audiard, and Paolo Sorrentino.

FASHION

“Psychedelic Cowboy Daydream”: Celine Homme Winter 24 Goes West

May 21, 2024

“Well, that’s rock n’ roll.”

SEARCH HISTORY

Steven T. Hanley of @DeeperMovies Plays Fuck, Marry, Kill With the Challengers Trio

May 21, 2024

In this week’s Search History, the host of the beloved podcast “Deeper Into Movies” breaks down the Cannes Film Festival and Paul Schrader’s unhinged digital footprint.

SOUND ADVICE

Shannon & the Clams Made a Playlist You’ll Want to Send to Your Lover

May 21, 2024

For this week’s SOUND ADVICE, the Oakland-based garage punk band sent us into astral depths to celebrate their new album, “The Moon is in the Wrong Place.”

MOTHER

“I Want to Be on Top”: Empress Of, in Conversation With Melissa Barrera

May 20, 2024

The polymath artist got together with the slasher star to talk about her new album, “For Your Consideration,” and learning from the strength of their Latino mothers.

OPENING

“What Does It Mean to Have Survived?”: Lyle Ashton Harris, in Conversation With Ryan McGinley

May 20, 2024

Before opening his sprawling mid-career retrospective at Queens Museum, the 59-year-old artist talked art, activism, and acupuncture with his friend Ryan McGinley.

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LESSON

The Chefs at Bōm Give Us a Lesson in Fine Dining Korean-Style

May 20, 2024

Brian Kim, the award-winning brains behind Oiji Mi and now Bōm, shares the secret to drying, fermenting, and cooking wagyu, Korean-style.

SHARE LOCATION

Meet The Bad Manners, the Downtown Club Kids Turned Post-Punk Trio

May 20, 2024

Before they dropped their debut single “NO PAIN,” we spent the day with Jazzelle Zanaughtti, John Muller, and Jean Carlos Pina, the downtown scenesters who joined forces to make a band.

SMOKE BREAK

“Twinks Are Persisting”: A Ten-Minute Cig With Club Rash Boss Jen Sillen

May 16, 2024

For this week’s edition of Smoke Break, we lit one up with the nightclub don diva who recently revived Bushwick hotspot Rash after an arson attack left the club in ruins.

RORSCHACH TEST

Bruce LaBruce on Gen Z, GHB, and Double Penetration

May 16, 2024

In this week’s Rorschach Test, the artist and pornographer sounds off on Pride Month, steam rooms, campus protests, and his “deep sexual fetish for rough trade.”

IN CONVERSATION

For Jane Schoenbrun And Richard Kelly, Making Movies Is a Religious Experience

May 16, 2024

The director of the coming-of-age film “I Saw The TV Glow” talks to their idol Richard Kelly about suburban youth and making movies in an era of “Marvel hegemony.”

BACKSTAGE

How Maia Novi Turned Her Mental Breakdown Into the Season’s Buzziest Play

May 16, 2024

The writer and star of the off-Broadway phenomenon “Invasive Species” talked to us about Argentinian main character syndrome and chasing the American dream.

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WUB WUB

A. G. Cook on EDM Bros, British Snark, and Rihanna’s Comeback

May 15, 2024

The prolific artist and producer, whose new album “Britpop” dropped last week, is joined in conversation by his former PC music pupil, multimedia artist Matt Copson.

TOUR DIARY

BLP Kosher Will Sign Your Positive Pregnancy Test

May 15, 2024

In this week’s Tour Diary, the NJB of Florida rap takes us behind the scenes of his headlining tour, from getting detained at the Canadian border to living on a bus full of Hot Funyuns.

LIT

In Her New Story Collection, Author Pemi Aguda Invites Readers For a Haunting

May 15, 2024

“I have not experienced ghosts personally, but perhaps my stories are an invitation to them,” says the author of “Ghostroots,” a collection of haunted stories set in her native Lagos.

SOUND ADVICE

Tom Krell of How to Dress Well Is Pop Music’s Resident Philosopher

May 14, 2024

In this week’s SOUND ADVICE, the multimedia artist rang in the release of his new album by curating us a playlist of his faves: Mariah Carey, 1010benja, and Nirvana.

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“There’s a Massive Disco Ball”: Alexa Chung Reviews Gucci Cruise 2025

May 14, 2024

After Sabato de Sarno’s first Cruise collection for Gucci, we recapped the show with fashion’s favorite it-girl, from the suede jackets down to the dreamy ballet flats.

RIOT GRRRL

“We’re Trauma Bonding”: Kathleen Hanna, In Conversation With Brontez Purnell

May 14, 2024

Before publishing her memoir “Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk,” the Bikini Kill singer looked back at her place in the Riot Grrrl movement with fellow punk rocker Brontez Purnell.

OPENING

Lucky DeBellevue Paints the Sexy, Tortured Worlds of Rainer Werner Fassbinder

May 13, 2024

“I didn’t want to shy away from sexuality,” says the downtown painter, who painted stills from a number of the German director’s films for his new solo exhibition.

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