Paris Is Burning


My Ballroom ‘House Father’ Made Me the Man I Am Today

In many houses in the ballroom scene, fathers provide guidance and support that can change lives. This is how one changed mine.


To Be Real: The Enduring Queer Musical Legacy of ‘Paris is Burning’

Vogue culture has since infiltrated mainstream pop, but this iconic 1990 film stands as a monument to a time before everyone screamed "yas queen".


A Night Out in Texas' Underground Vogue Scene

Learning about love, self-expression, and fearless dancing with San Antonio vogue crew House of Kenzo.


Five Artists Tell Us About the Lasting Influence of 'Paris Is Burning’ 25 Years Later

Cakes Da Killa, Ghibli, and more on how Jennie Livingston's 1991 ballroom documentary impacted pop culture and LGBTQ communities.


There's Finally a Documentary that Captures Today's Thriving Ballroom Scene In All its Complexity

We spoke to the creators of 'Kiki' about spending four years documenting the struggles and triumphs of NYC's vogue performers.


Inside Eastern Europe's Wild, Competitive Voguing Scene

The New York ballroom scene has spread to a European incarnation that mixes straight, gay, black, white, men, women, young, and old. Photographer Ewen Spencer has been following its parties.


We Talked to FKA twigs' Voguing Collaborator Derek FKA Jamel Prodigy

Part of twigs' acclaimed Congregata show, Derek's lessons directly inspired "Figure 8," so we caught up with the vogue don to discuss dancing, appropriation and the magic of FKA.


Bizarre and Beautiful Photos from New York’s Biggest Vogue Ball

The Latex Ball's 25th anniversary proves that ballroom culture is still thriving if you know where to look.


Vancouver is Raining: A Ballroom Oasis in Voguing’s Wild West

On Canada's west coast, ball culture is having a moment.


"I Had the Energy of a Kamikaze" - Meet French Pop Sensation Christine and the Queens

She's a huge star in Europe and Madonna stole her style, now Christine and the Queens wants to be the new monarch of your heart.


Why the LGBT Community Needs Drag More Than Ever

In another blow to LGBT nightlife, London's legendary drag bar the Black Cap has closed. But the community is resilient. We spoke to several 20-something drag queens about the enduring appeal of maxi dresses, make-up, and activism.


Post-Black Art in the Age of Hip-Hop

An intimate look at how a generation of black artists who grew up in the hip-hop era are expressing their version of the American experience.