Divine

rave curious

Paul Oakenfold Learned About Ibiza Because of a World Famous Drag Queen

Plus a chat with Mikey Lion of Desert Hearts on the eve of their next 72-hour session.
Joshua Glazer
3.29.17
Art

The Best Art-Inspired Costumes of Halloween 2016

From Warhol to Kusama, art lovers pulled out the stops to bring their favorite works out of the gallery and into the streets.
Nathaniel Ainley & Beckett Mufson
11.1.16
Film

John Waters Remembers 'Multiple Maniacs,' His LSD-Fueled Cavalcade of Perversion

A restored version of the film—which features puke-eating, lobster sex, a rosary dildo, loads of drugs, and an unforgettable performance by Divine—is out today.
Antwaun Sargent
8.5.16
wuvable oaf

Wuvable Oaf Says Goodbye with a Musical Number in Today's Comic by Ed Luce

It's sad but at least the comic is leaving on a high note.
Ed Luce
4.15.16
Music

Ten Behind-the-Scenes Photos from a Decade of the Wu-Tang Clan

British photographer Eddie Otchere spent a decade trying to capture all ten MCs together.
Julien Morel
4.6.16
The Film That Made Me...

John Waters on the Terrible, Trashy Films That Changed His Life

We talked to the godfather of trash about Joan Crawford, Elizabeth Taylor, and the worst movies known to man.
Amelia Abraham
8.12.15
travel

The Scrapyard Where Gods Go to Die and Be Reborn

For the past 25 years, craftsman Ulhas Utkar has assembed and dissembled fiberglass figures for India's holy festivals.
Roc Morin
3.25.15
The Film That Made Me...

'Female Trouble' Was the Film That Taught Me I Didn't Need to Have an Ordinary Life

John Waters's 1974 trash spectacular demolished the boundaries of good taste, leaving me free to be as tasteless and depraved as I like.
Amelia Abraham
12.5.14
Stuff

The Alternative Miss World Beauty Pageant Prefers Bitchy Quips to Bikinis

We chatted with artist Andrew Logan about his infamous drag pageant, its impact on fashion, and how he hosted the first Sex Pistols gig.
Amelia Abraham
9.30.14
Film

John Waters's Cavalcade of Perversions

In recognition of how thoroughly Waters has gotten under the world’s skin, Lincoln Center hosted <em>Fifty Years Of John Waters: How Much Can You Take?</em>, a 12-film retrospective of his life’s work. We managed to speak to him while we were there.
Matthew Caron
9.15.14
Film

John Waters Still Loves Justin Bieber

John Waters has been offending audiences for 50 years, but he doesn’t plan to stop shocking the world anytime soon, so I called him to talk about his new book, Grindr, and everyone's favorite bad boy pop star.
Mitchell Sunderland
9.13.14
Film

Divine Was the Judi Dench of Drag Queens

When the drag queen Divine ate dog shit at the end of John Waters’s Pink Flamingos, he knew he was participating in a great publicity stunt. What he didn’t know was he was about to become an icon of American culture.
Mitchell Sunderland
9.21.13
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