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JINKX MONSOON’S RETRO VAUDEVILLE CHARM Jinkx Monsoon, the 25-year-old Season Five winner of Logo’s cult hit “Ru Paul’s Drag Race,” delighted us on the show with her deep knowledge of old-school references like Edie Beale from “Grey Gardens.” With her … Continue reading

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JOHN KELLY’S INTIMATE NEW STAGE ACT Cabaret and performance art, strange acts that take place in dark clubs and intimate rooms late at night, are a passion of mine. For my first post for AFTER HOURS, my new blog on … Continue reading

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JOSE PARLA’S HIP-HOP CALLIGRAPHICS The Cuban-American Brooklyn-based artist José Parlá makes stunning massive murals of his signature calligraphic swoops on vibrant color planes. We hung out recently at the Barclays Center in his ‘hood, for a New York Times Styles … Continue reading

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THE VIBRANT STRANGENESS OF FIONA APPLE Reportedly sick with the flu, Fiona Apple seemed as though she’d never come down from her room at the Soho Grand for our March 2012 W magazine chat to mark her new album, The Idler Wheel… But she … Continue reading

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CATHLEEN NAUNDORF’S BEWITCHING COUTURE POLAROIDS Spring 2012 when I was living in Paris, I spent an afternoon with German photographer Cathleen Naundorf in her sprawling top-floor apartment overlooking the treetops of my favorite Paris park, Butte Chaumont. The occasion was … Continue reading

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SOUTH AFRICA’S NEW CAPITAL OF COOL W magazine sent me to Johannesburg for a week to find out why so many of South Africa’s coolest young creatives are leaving Cape Town for the raw and exciting post-apartheid vibe of the place … Continue reading

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THE NEW TREND OF SPERM-DONOR DADS Details magazine sent me to Southern California to interview guys who sperm-donored to female friends–and now are playing part-time dads.

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