The Culture Whore

1.9.17

Does Queer Nightlife Need to Go Back in the Closet to Survive?

Cops shutting down my New Year's Eve party suggests that our communities need to go deeper underground to stay alive.

6.27.16

Why Are There So Few Parties Where Trans People Feel Safe?

Trans parties need to be recognized as distinct spaces with their own values and culture.

1.8.16

The Comeback Kid: Michael Alig’s Return to New York Nightlife

The city’s most notorious party promoter built a career on going too far—then ended up in jail for manslaughter. Now that he’s served his time, will a new generation of clubbers welcome him home?

10.22.15

Brooklyn Promoters The Culture Whore Are Throwing a Harry Potter Rave for Halloween

"We're descending into the depths of Hogwarts and up Salazar Slytherin's asshole for a night of magical mayhem."

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