The Complex Femininity of Japanese Lolita Fashion
We chat with artists Jane Mai and An Nguyen about their new book and the history of the Lolita subculture.
The Growing Pains of YouTube’s ‘Guru of Cute’
Lolita-styled “living doll” Venus Angelic eloped with a Japanese fan, setting off a very public family feud with her momager.
Get Your Otaku On with This Kawaii Cutlery for Gothic Lolitas
Japan’s lauded position as the true sovereign of the chiffonade hasn’t stopped one Japanese company from creating a pretty unconventional kitchen knife—one that has more in common with a waifu body pillow than a santoku or yanagiba.
Meet the Hijabi Lolita
Alyssa Salazar is negotiating the intricate rules of Lolita dress-up alongside the guidelines for being a hijabi Muslim woman.
Murakami Protégé Mr. Invites You into the Dark Depths of Neo-Pop
We talked to Mr. about his first museum solo show in the United States.
Ease Your Monday Mind with La+ch's "Lolita"
A down-tempo anthem to cure your weekend struggles.
A Few Impressions
James Franco's Take on 'Romeo and Juliet'
Here’s a little video based on Romeo and Juliet that I directed. It was shot by my main man, Bruce Thierry Cheung, who is still at NYU after six years—someone tell that boy to graduate.
The Fiction Issue 2014
Vladimir Nabokov’s Unpublished ‘Lolita’ Screenplay Notes
Stanley Kubrick bought the film rights to Lolita for $150,000 after its American debut, despite the considerable challenge of making a movie that would satisfy the censors. In 1959, Kubrick tried to entice the great Russian-American novelist to...
Photos inspired by Stanley Kubrick's 1962 film adaptation of Lolita. Photography by Tomás Peña, styling by Ella Cepeda.
Tomás Peña; Stylista: Ella Cepeda