Volume 17 Issue 3
Crusty punks are, generally, irritating and useless pieces of shit. That's not to say that we don't have crusty friends or crusty tendencies. We do. And we like a lot of crusty music. But those are the exceptions.
And now, just for the sake of historical accuracy in light of the preceding photo story, which is accurate in lots of ways but not so accurate in some key ways, we present an interview with a real, a seriously really real, Viking.
Crystal Renn published a memoir detailing her struggles with anorexia and her transformation from a starving, near-dead straight-size model into a healthy size-12 supermodel.
Truth And Wear
What are you two wearing right now?
Traces of Soho Past
In New York, art has always left traces behind, but like everything else in the city, those traces vanish a little more with every passing day, until they are completely erased. Take Soho, my neighborhood since 1985.
Recently, I found myself staring at a painting of Henry VIII-or, more accurately, staring at his kingly crotch in said painting-and I started to wonder, "What the heck was the deal with codpieces, anyway?"
Bears Vs. Vikings
Photos by Terry Richardson Costume design and styling by Wendy Wright at New York Costume
The Return Of The Hat
It's often stated that Kennedy's hatless inaugural appearance sparked a mass rejection of hat wearing from which the hat industry never recovered.
The General Of Milan
Il Generale is a 50-year-old man whom a lucky tram rider might spot one day dressed as an ancient Egyptian scribe and the next as an infantryman in the Imperial German Army.
The Filthiest People Alive
When I was 16, my best friend, Dana, and I spent a lot of time ditching school, thumbing rides from our Denver suburb to Boulder, and hanging around pretty much the dirtiest, smelliest people of the entire early-70s freak scene, the STP Family.
Let’s Get Animal
In 2008, our favourite drag king performers, The Kingpins, launched their label Birthday Suit. Their first collection was called Azaria Lives and was all about what would've happened if dingos hadn't eaten Lindy Chamberlain's baby daughter.