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Culture

'Basquiat: Rage to Riches' Is the Last Doc We Need on the Iconic Artist

The mythical artist's family comes forward with grounding anecdotes that suggest we should stop searching for an otherworldly man behind the world-shaking art.
Taylor Hosking
9.21.18
Film

You Need to See This Wild Documentary About 90s Misfit Skaters and Artists

'Beautiful Losers' turns ten this month, but it still feels radical.
Laura Hutson Hunter
8.27.18
Art

Rare Ephemera from New York's Storied Era of Renegade Artmaking

These vintage art advertisements were made by artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, and Nan Goldin.
Miss Rosen
7.10.18
New York

Spending an Entire Night in a NYC Pizza Spot Will Show You Every Side of Humanity

"Every night crazy people," Sal warned me. "We get the most."
Hilary Pollack
2.9.18
Photography

An Outsider Artist's Early Photos Show the Un-Glamorous Side of Drag

Time-travel back to the early days of the outsider art with photographer Clayton Patterson.
Mikelle Street
7.28.17
Garage Magazine

New York City’s Best New Hotel is Studio 54-Meets-the Genius Bar

Ian Schrager's Public Hotel opened this summer on the Lower East Side. The innovative hotelier sits down for an interview with GARAGE.
Shala Monroque
7.20.17
Fashion

Fashion Freaks Are Losing Their Place in NYC

Astronomical rent and shifting trends are threatening the life of the legendary Allan and Suzi boutique.
Erica Euse
4.25.17
Film

How Olivier Assayas' Unofficial "International Trilogy" Did the Impossible

Screened as a whole, The Metrograph's presentation of 'Clean,' 'Demonlover,' and 'Boarding Gate' reads like a blueprint for the all-consuming cave of multinational capital.
Emerson Rosenthal
3.27.17
Art

Photorealistic Drawings Explore the Trippy Dreamscape of Cultural Identity

The first solo exhibition of Xavier Robles de Medina touches down at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery on the Lower East Side.
Abby Ronner
1.28.17
Interviews

Manhattan's 92-Year-Old Kung Fu Master Is Simply the Best

When LES-based artist Laura Nova met Poa Shen, a woman who practices and teaches her form of kung fu in Nova's neighborhood, the pair became instant collaborators.
Anna Furman
1.20.17
Art

Go Beyond the Basquiat You Thought You Knew at a New UK Exhibit

Opening this September, 'Basquiat: Boom For Real' is the late artist's first major exhibit in the UK in over 20 years.
Abby Ronner
1.20.17
Features

'The Wackiest Eviction of All Time': The Last Days of Manhattan's Troll Museum

This week, Lower East Side artist Reverend Jen Miller was kicked out of the rent-controlled apartment where she has lived and exhibited a beloved collection of troll dolls for years. We were with Reverend Jen as she and her friends packed up and said...
Jenna Marotta
6.30.16
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