The Profiles Issue
Lasering ink off skin is now a booming business.
Michael Lucas is a Zionist, a neocon, and an award-winning porn star.
Jacques Rougerie is a French oceanographic architect who dreams of conquering the undersea world just as astronauts dreamed of outer space in the mid 20th century.
One morning last August, Kendall, who is black, had Ida Wells in mind as she debated whether or not to violate the principle: Women don’t criticize other women. They stand in solidarity.
Prepping Burmese refugees for modern living.
And what is the government going to do about it?
One balmy Wednesday last December, Jon Taffer stood in the dining room of Scoreboard 2, a dive in Norwalk, California. “I want to start by telling you I don’t give a shit about these cameras!” he said. “Saving bars is my life.”
In late 2008, Mike Gogulski walked into the US embassy in Bratislava, Slovakia, and renounced his citizenship; later he burned his passport in defiance. He is, in all likelihood, the only person alive today to have successfully made himself stateless...
Aneta Bartos was born in Poland and moved to New York City to attend the School of Visual Arts. Since then, she’s had a number of successful shows, like 2013’s Boys, in which murky Polaroids of young men masturbating were exhibited in a shady midtown...