Art

Artist Rae Klein on How to Find Comfort in Calamity

October 6, 2022

The rising painter discusses the inspiration behind her new exhibition, and her thoughts on Instagram and the art world.

DESIGN!

Willo Perron Shows Mel Ottenberg His Giant Sausage Couch

September 22, 2022

The designer and creative director snuggles up with our editor-in-chief for a chat about all things cozy. 

Tillmans

ART

Wolfgang Tillmans and Douglas Stuart on Control and Queer Liberation

September 13, 2022

“You can show two men killing each other at three in the afternoon in any country in the world on public television, but you can’t show two men kissing each other.”

THE STREETS

Spanish Artist Alehsy Loves Fast and Furious and the Sunshine in NYC

September 12, 2022

“I hate to press that button, man.”

ART

Pol Taburet Is Making All the Right Moves

September 12, 2022

The rising Parisian art star takes us through his life, behind his work, and inside his studio.

LIT

James Hannaham Connects the Dots Between the Tragic and the Absurd

September 7, 2022

The acclaimed novelist spoke over Zoom with the artist Kalup Linzy about tragedy and humor, ex-gays and ex-ex-gays, and being different and staying that way. 

TAG IT

Graffiti Gods Mint & Serf Tell Richie Shazam About Their Coach Collab

September 1, 2022

The artists called up the New York “it” girl to talk leather work, painting spots, and staying out of trouble with the cops.

ART

Drake Carr on Horny Art, Dive Bars, and Samuel R. Delany

August 24, 2022

The Brooklyn-based artist talks to curator Tony Jackson ahead of his salacious solo show at Fierman and Situations.

HOT LIT

LA Warman Doesn’t Believe in Lesbian Bed Death

August 4, 2022

The poet digs deep into “Dust,” death, and the erotic power of saying no.

Kalup Linzy

ART!

Kalup Linzy Isn’t Ready to Say Goodbye

July 28, 2022

With the debut of his sky high solo exhibition, the artist is stepping back into the spotlight.

JUSTICE

Viva Ruíz Wants to Thank God For Abortion

July 27, 2022

“My God comes every day.”

ART!

Racquel Chevremont and Mickalene Thomas “Set It Off”

July 13, 2022

“Expect to see something you would not expect to see in the Hamptons.”

Voice Notes

Merch Alert: Interview Shirts By Farfetch BEAT and Tabboo!

June 29, 2022

Our editor-in-chief Mel Ottenberg models t-shirts from our limited edition Farfetch BEAT collaboration.

Vision

Leather Daddy Peter Marino on Pop Art and Garbage Architecture

June 28, 2022

The luxury starchitect takes Rashid Johnson inside his latest extravaganza, Dior’s historic Avenue Montaigne flagship store.

photography

Gary Lee Boas on Hot Gay Porn Stars and Hollywood Heroes

June 24, 2022

The documentary photographer Gary Lee Boas talks to Mel Ottenberg and David Rimanelli about his iconic career.

Icon

John Waters and Brontez Purnell on Dirt, Scams, and Sensitivity Readers

June 17, 2022

The King of Filth spoke to the divine writer about his debut novel “Liarmouth: A Feel-Bad Romance.”

Saint Laurent Stages a Six-City Takeover With SELF 07

June 7, 2022

The French house’s latest photography series, curated by Anthony Vaccarello, launches today on three continents.

We The Women Is Making Plays for The Digital Age

June 3, 2022

The organization’s founders discuss their six-episode theater project, “Keep This Far Apart,” and the women behind it.

Anh Duong Is “Prude in Life,” But Nude on Canvas

June 3, 2022

The artist and model tells us how she became her own muse.

ART!

Raúl de Nieves Tells Ryan McNamera About the University of Desire

June 1, 2022

The artists discuss childhood obsessions, spiritual connections, and magical joy.