“I’m Just Floored”: Hoa Xuande, in Conversation With Robert Downey Jr.

TOUR DIARY

“I Just Got a Baby Cow”: On the Road With the Indie Rockers of Dehd

by Emily Sandstrom

RORSCHACH TEST

Michelle Buteau on Andy Cohen, Eric Adams, and The Four Seasons Orlando

by Interview

TELL-ALL

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

by Angel Money
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BACKSTAGE

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

by Interview

LIT

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

by Greta Rainbow

SMOKE BREAK

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

by Jake Nevins

LIT

“I Needed to Write About Addiction”: Garth Risk Hallberg, in Conversation With Tommy Orange

May 28, 2024

Before heading out on his book tour, the two authors got together to delve into their new novels, addiction narratives, and their experiences, so far, of fatherhood.

BACKSTAGE

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

May 24, 2024

Backstage at the Minetta Lane Theater, the Tony winner talked to us about returning to the stage with “Nobody Cares,” an exorcism for the people-pleaser within.

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“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.

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DIIV Frontman Cole Smith on Streaming Monopolies and the Shoegaze Renaissance

May 23, 2024

“The analogy is really about the temperature being turned up,” the DIIV frontman says of the band’s new album. “We’re trending towards collapse or dystopia.”

IN CONVERSATION

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

May 22, 2024

On his first album in six years, “Death Jokes,” Dunes interpolates stand-up samples from Richard Pryor and Lenny Bruce. In conversation, he told Patti Harrison why comedians are like “social irritants.”

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.

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