lolita

Books

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.
Lilian Min
5.16.17
YouTube

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.
Roisin Kiberd
4.1.16
japan

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.
Alex Swerdloff
3.23.16
Stuff

Meet the Hijabi Lolita

Alyssa Salazar is negotiating the intricate rules of Lolita dress-up alongside the guidelines for being a hijabi Muslim woman.
Tasbeeh Herwees
6.28.15
Art

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.
Hannah Stamler
2.23.15
Words

Ease Your Monday Mind with La+ch's "Lolita"

A down-tempo anthem to cure your weekend struggles.
Rachael D’Amore
11.3.14
A Few Impressions

James Franco's Take on 'Romeo and Juliet'

Here’s a little video based on <i>Romeo and Juliet</i> that I directed. It was shot by my main man, Bruce Thierry Cheung, who is <i>still</i> at NYU after six years—someone tell that boy to graduate.
James Franco
8.28.14
The Fiction Issue 2014

Vladimir Nabokov’s Unpublished ‘Lolita’ Screenplay Notes

Stanley Kubrick bought the film rights to <i>Lolita</i> 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...
Blake Bailey
6.11.14
Fashion

Lola

Photos inspired by Stanley Kubrick's 1962 film adaptation of <i>Lolita</i>. Photography by Tomás Peña, styling by Ella Cepeda.
Tomás Peña; Stylista: Ella Cepeda
10.1.13