Books

Books

Rachel Rabbit White Wants You To Write Poetry On The Clock

Ahead of the release of her book "Porn Carnival," the writer and poet discusses personas, orgies, and how a Seal song (yes, that one) became an unlikely inspiration for one of her poems.
Fiona Alison Duncan
11.17.19
Books

The Secret History of the Bauhaus

A new book examines the radical veneer behind the Bauhaus' clean-cut aesthetics.
Angelica Frey
10.20.19
Books

To Be Fucked: An Essay by Natasha Stagg

In an excerpt from her forthcoming book, "Sleeveless," the author examines how the internet changed everything, but mostly sex.
Natasha Stagg
10.6.19
Clothes Before Prose

In "Pattern Recognition," Anonymous Dressing Is the Way of the Future

William Gibson's ideas about fashion and surveillance are straight out of 2019.
Niina Pollari
8.19.19
Culture

10 of Toni Morrison's Most Powerful Quotes

The Nobel-winning author passed away this week at the age of 88.
Emma Specter
8.6.19
Culture

Is The Dark Underbelly of Female Friendship Officially A Genre?

Lauren Mechling's new novel 'How Could She?' and Whit Stillman’s 1998 film 'The Last Days of Disco' can be read as friendship guidebooks.
Tatum Dooley
7.5.19
Fashion

Tonne Goodman on Ushering Celebrity, Drama, and Attainable Luxury into 'Vogue'

The legendary editor gets real about working with Mario Testino and Steven Meisel, and styling everyone from the 90s "supers" to Kim Kardashian.
Gabriella Karefa-Johnson
4.19.19
SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION

Six Degrees of Separation: Kanye West to Sally Rooney

Let's take a scenic tour through opera, film, and famous children's Halloween costumes.
Emma Specter
3.26.19
packing lists

In Praise of Packing a Lot

Joan Didion is celebrated for packing a little. She is wrong.
Rachel Tashjian
12.27.18
Art

By All Means, Judge a Book By Its Cover

What can stacks of books—in film, in visual art, on the subway—tell us about their reader?
Rahel Aima
12.24.18
Clothes Before Prose

In ‘The Haunting of Hill House,’ Clothes Make (and Ruin) the Women

Shirley Jackson’s gothic masterpiece is attuned to suspense and style in equal measure.
Nadia Bailey
10.31.18
Clothes Before Prose

The Problem with Joan Didion’s ‘Good Taste’ in ‘Play It As It Lays’

The novel ‘Play It As It Lays’ is filled with brand names, but all those Pucci blouses and chic white clothes are just a way to stay in control.
Holly Connolly
10.25.18
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