38' Tall Paintings Lend Glamor to a Dreary Nashville Intersection
Brian Tull’s massive hyperrealistic paintings showcase the artist's nostalgia for his imaginary 1950s.
The Photo Issue 2016
Zombies, Werewolves, and Puritans
Sue de Beer's work is infused with a sense of the occult, something she attributes to growing up in Salem, Massachusetts.
Sue de Beer
Pop Art Dream Worlds Emerge in Vibrant Collages
Montreal artist Pierre-Paul Pariseau finds the fusion point between elements of surrealism and Pop art imagery.
Mitski’s Video for “Happy” Is Anything But
Think kick-ass feminist noir with a twist.
Shag’s New Show Beats the 'Jungle Drums'
The retro-loving artist talks copycats, technology, a near-death experience, and his latest show.
Tanja M. Laden
What We Can Learn from the Middle East's Mid-Century 'Golden Age'
Many of my family and friends look back on the region's cultural glory days of the 50s and 60s with longing—but that era also contained the seeds of terror, war, and sectarianism.
Talking with Director Todd Haynes about 'Carol,' Lesbian Love, and the Impossibility of Indie Films
We met up with the filmmaker to discuss his new film, an exploration of lesbian love in the homophobic 1950s.
Greasy, Hungry, Powerful: What the American Diner Says About America
There's a reason the image of the American diner hasn't changed since the triumphant, deluded 1950s.
This Is What It's Like to Be Gay in the Countryside
There is an inevitable loneliness and frustration in being the only LGBT person for miles around. But these days a move away to the big city isn't the only option.
Greased Quiffs and Switchblades: Growing Up Teddy Boy in 1970s England
Looking back at the most British of subcultures with Nidge, a long-time Ted and founder of the Edwardian Teddy Boy website.