SAYING GOODBYE TO THE ICONIC NYC GAY BAR SPLASH In August 2013, Splash Bar–which ushered in a whole new era of high-end, snazzy gay bars when it opened way back in 1991–put its famous go-go gods under the shower nozzles … Continue reading
MARATHON FILIBUSTERS, VIA A SCARY CLOWN Rachel Mason is a New York artist who uses sculpture, performance and other media to get inside the heads of political leaders. Recently, she was intrigued by the performative aspects of marathon filibusters delivered … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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.
BIKES HOW YOU LIKE ‘EM IN PARIS For WSJ Magazine, I hung out in Paris with the two cool guys behind Blitz, a semi-secret shop that’ll make you a “bespoke” motorcycle–out of vintage parts!
THE CALIFORNIA SURF VIBE OF BIARRITZ For the New York Times’ T magazine, I had the chance to spend an amazing week the summer of 2012 in Biarritz, France, a beautiful old Atlantic Coast resort town whose laid-back surf vibe has earned … Continue reading