Paris Is Burning

Culture

meet the ballroom legends of atlanta's underground voguing scene

Leikeli47 and Cakes da Killa headline an extravagant vogue ball in Atlanta — where one of the last great American subcultures has been quietly thriving for decades.
Michelle Lhooq
11.19.18
News

house of xtravaganza is new york's most fabulous family

The iconic, queer, all-Latinx ballroom house reunited to perform at the Aperture Gala in NYC, alongside disco diva Kathy Sledge.
Nicole DeMarco
10.31.18
Culture

watch the trailer for pose, your next binge watch that’s all about queer ball culture

Fans of Paris is Burning, take note!
Douglas Greenwood
5.5.18
Culture

what the new generation can learn from paris is burning

In his debut novel, The House of Impossible Beauties, Joseph Cassara pulls back the curtain on the ballroom scene and paints a poignant picture of the colourful but tragic lives of the original members of the House of Xtravaganza.
Alim Kheraj
2.22.18
Fashion

frank ocean’s 10 most subversive fashion moments

The R&B superstar celebrated his 30th birthday in glittering Gucci leggings, and fuelled the year’s best bromance by wearing a Brad Pitt t-shirt. We track the evolution of Frank’s quietly disruptive sartorial statements.
Hannah Ongley
11.1.17
NEW ZEALAND

the world’s most exciting new vogue scene is in auckland

How queer pacific islanders are challenging conservative values, finding family and creating safe spaces through voguing.
Wendy Syfret
5.8.17
Culture

the 10 best films about clubbing

As London prepares to become a non-stop capital with the launch of the Night Tube, kickstart your weekend with this playlist of feature films and documentaries that celebrate clubbing in all its excess.
Colin Crummy
8.19.16
Music

video premiere: olga bell, randomness

Paris Is Burning and Olga’s new Minister Akins-directed dance video is fire.
Francesca Dunn
3.30.16
Culture

rashaad newsome's explosive mash-up of post-feminism and the mainstreaming of vogue

The artist, composer, and ballroom community superstar walks us through his Brooklyn studio as he prepares for two new exhibitions.
Hannah Ongley
3.27.16
News

#parisisburnt: how an iconic documentary kicked up a huge controversy

A petition to cancel a screening of 'Paris Is Burning' has sparked a fierce debate over cultural appropriation, the visibility of the trans/queer community and JD Samson.
Alice Newell-Hanson
5.13.15
Film

celebrating the influence of legendary documentary paris is burning

As the documentary turns 25 and celebrates gaining legendary status with Cinema Eye’s Legacy Award, we say why the film will forever be a 10.
Colin Crummy
1.17.15