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A Cultural History of New York, As Seen Through Kim Hastreiter’s Stuff

June 23, 2021

The co-founder of Paper magazine has amassed a museum’s worth of curiosities consisting of treasured gifts from friends, alongside pieces she deems culturally significant or just downright bizarre. Here, she takes us through some of them.


Luke Gilford Reimagines the American Cowboy

November 23, 2020

The photographer’s first monograph, “National Anthem,” captures the diverse community of queer rodeo.

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Sway House Demands Your Attention, for Better or Worse

September 2, 2020

It’s all about growth, brotherhood, and content creation.

10 Picks from Frieze New York 2015

May 14, 2015

Whether fresh from the Venice Biennale or just up from Chelsea, the art world jet set is once again descending upon Randall’s Island for the fourth annual edition of Frieze New York.

Top 10: Frieze 2014

May 9, 2014

Whether you want to be in the know before you arrive, or at least sound like you are amongst friends, here are Interview‘s can’t-miss picks from this year’s fair.

Top 10: Frieze 2013

May 10, 2013

Whether you’re looking for a primer before arrival, or happy to take it all in from afar, here are Interview‘s picks for this year’s Frieze fair.

Taking Stock with DIS

February 25, 2013

While Fashion Week was raging away in Midtown, the New York-based DIS Magazine staged their latest foray into—some might say assault upon—the fashion world at Soho gallery The Suzanne Geiss Company.

Mark Flood’s Hateful Years Weren’t Extra Bad

August 6, 2012

From the title of a survey that emphasizes his work in the 1980s, “The Hateful Years,” you might think that Mark Flood has lingering distaste for the decade. An exhibition of the artist’s output during the era of Reaganomics, hair metal bands, and Gordon Gekko wannabes, Flood’s multi-media works are caustic, often crude ruminations upon the effects of consumerism and capitalism within society.