How AIDS Changed Art Forever
Three recent exhibitions show that though HIV is no longer a death sentence, the art world is still grappling with its psychological toll.
New Novel Explores Queer Life and Terrorism in 1990s Greece
When Cara Hoffman started writing 'Running,' she couldn't predict its parallels to politics today.
Why the Ashes of People With AIDS on the White House Lawn Matter
Twenty years ago, in response to government officials' failure to adequately respond to AIDS, ACT UP brought the bodies their inaction murdered to a place they couldn't be ignored—their front lawn.
Why New York Is So Terrifying and Alienating
In her new book, The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone, Olivia Laing explores the way various artists across several decades have interpreted New York's ability to alienate and exclude its inhabitants.
Censorship Is the Dirty Little Secret of the Art World
"Irreverent: A Celebration of Censorship," an exhibit curated by Jennifer Tyburczy, looks at the erased history of censored art.
The Final Secret of David Wojnarowicz
Since he died of AIDS, David Wojnarowicz has been the subject of a movie, a biography, and an upcoming Whitney retrospective, but he has one last secret: the Magic Box.
CHRISTEENE's 'Drag Terrorism' Is Creating a Cult Following
With a high-octane mixture of rap, rimming, and all your childhood nightmares.
The Golden Age of the Cockroach
The cockroach was a cultural muse of the 20th century, but it's curiously absent in the 21st. We’re looking at a generation of artists that didn’t grow up with roaches, that don’t live with them, that don’t relate to them, that don’t even know where to...