Barbara Calderón-Douglass

Fashion

Meet the Artist Bringing Queer and Chicano Culture Together in a Glorious NSFW Mashup

We talked with Roy Martinez, who goes by the name Lambe Culo (Spanish for "lick ass"), about his fashion designs and mixed media art, which explore the fluidity of gender and cultural identities.
Barbara Calderón-Douglass
3.16.16
Stuff

This Artist Is Making a Giant Quilt to Represent the 5.4 Million Women Affected by Texas's Abortion Laws

Fiber artist Chi Nguyen is protesting the Texas laws that are responsible for closing abortion clinics by creating a massive quilt covered in tallies that represent the number of women who have limited access to abortions.
Barbara Calderón-Douglass
2.26.16
Stuff

'Discount Saints' Imagines the Last Supper with Chinese Takeout, Snapbacks, and Hoop Earrings

For her latest exhibition, artist Melanie Gonzalez merged Renaissance-style Biblical glamour with the look and feel of her native Bronx.
Barbara Calderón-Douglass
12.6.15
Music

Destiny Is the Empowering Disco Queen We Need

Upon the release of her new music video, "Soul Train," VICE talked to the artist formerly known as Princess Nokia about her upcoming mixtape, urban feminism, cultural activism, and intellectual spirit.
Barbara Calderón-Douglass
7.21.15
Fashion

The Folk Feminist Struggle Behind the Chola Fashion Trend

When I see the rebel Latino subculture being sampled and recontextualized by bourgeois white fashion designers, pop singers, or celebrity starlets, I can't help rolling my eyes.
Barbara Calderón-Douglass
4.13.15
Music

Explore Princess Nokia's Feminist Utopia in Her New Video for 'Young Girls'

In Princess Nokia's new video for the track "Young Girls," a diverse tribe of mothers, sisters, and baby girls live and play in a female-centered paradise.
Barbara Calderón-Douglass
1.20.15
Stuff

Sad Girls y Qué Are Breaking Down Machismo with Internet Art

Sad Girls y Qué are a glittery, girl power gang based out of Tijuana who use art to retaliate against the machismo culture prevalent in Mexico and the world at large, and reappropriate the girly "feminine" aesthetic and put it in an aggressive and...
Barbara Calderón-Douglass
10.24.14
Film

‘Los Sures’ Gives Us a Glimpse of South Williamsburg's Roots

The film illustrates how single mothers, working-class residents, immigrants, and young kids survived in the area and it inspires an appreciation for the neighborhood's complex past.
Barbara Calderón-Douglass
10.6.14