Whitney Mallett


Linda Simpson on Drag Queens, Downtown Scenes, and Underground Zines

December 13, 2023

“Gay media back then was pretty tacky. Tacky and lugubrious.”

Musician No Bra Shares Some Good Reads on Gay Smut and Anti-Capitalism

December 2, 2019

The German musician gives us something of a holiday gift guide for the anti-consumerist.

Wading the Weird Waters of Fan Fiction with the Women Behind “Slash”

June 6, 2019

Ahead of the play’s one-night performance at Joe’s Pub, Leah Hennessey and Emily Allan show us their geekiest, most homoerotic fanfic finds.

Jeremy Scott, John Waters, and Amanda Lepore Share Their Own Notes on Camp — Or, What It Really Means to Do the Most

May 6, 2019

In honor of Susan Sontag’s seminal essay, the theme of this year’s Met Gala, we gathered some of our favorite arbiters of eclectic taste to discuss the unpindownable cultural phenomenon.

Abdu Ali, a Musician with Restless Charisma, Shares Their Camera Roll With Us

April 1, 2019

Over ramen and edibles, the rising singer shared with us screenshots of dire climate change news, a zine from the Harlem Renaissance, and their thoughts on compassion.

A maybe exaggerated, definitely foggy, look back at The World—the most iconic nightclub you’ve never heard of

September 6, 2018

A maybe exaggerated, definitely foggy look back at pioneering New York nightclub The World from the people who lived it and loved it (and a few others who weren’t all that impressed, to be honest).

10-year-old drag star Desmond Napoles was born to slay

April 9, 2018

Meet the Instagrammer and self-proclaimed drag kid behind Desmond is Amazing.