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Nightlife

How Today's Ballroom Leaders Are Fighting a History of Appropriation

After decades of outsider celebrities treating the lifestyle like a trend, the community is keeping its own members at the forefront.
Taylor Hosking
7.22.19
Art

Nick Cave's Freedom Ball Was a Pride Parade on Acid

The contemporary artist created a safe space for performers, artists, and everyday New Yorkers to let go of everything out on the dance floor.
Lauren Messman
6.19.18
LGBTQ

Don't You Dare Compare 'Kiki' to 'Paris Is Burning'

One big difference between this vogueing documentary and 'Paris Is Burning'? It shows how deeply intersectional activism has penetrated its young subjects' lives.
Manuel Betancourt
2.28.17
Stuff

The Drag Scene That Gives the Young, LGBTQ, and Homeless Hope

We talked to the stars of the new ballroom drag scene documentary 'Kiki.'
Samra Habib
6.17.16
Art

Exclusive: Inside Rashaad Newsome’s Miami Art Parade

Consider voguing through the streets as an art installation.
Antwaun Sargent
12.3.15
Art

Kia Labeija's Firsthand Account of Growing Up HIV+

The artist shares her essay 'Eleven' titled after the 11th anniversary of her mother's passing.
Kia Labeija
12.1.15
Interviews

We Talked to FKA twigs' Voguing Collaborator Derek FKA Jamel Prodigy

Part of twigs' acclaimed Congregata show, Derek's lessons directly inspired "Figure 8," so we caught up with the vogue don to discuss dancing, appropriation and the magic of FKA.
Jocelyn Silver
10.16.15
Art

Kia Labeija Tracks the Influence of HIV/AIDS on Contemporary Art

The artist explains how her self-portraits give voice to those living with HIV/AIDS today.
Antwaun Sargent
9.2.15