Paris Is Burning
remembering the legacy of voguing pioneer hector xtravaganza
After his death in December, the ballroom legend and 'Pose' consultant gets the extravagant memorial he deserves.
Ilise S. Carter
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.
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.
watch the trailer for pose, your next binge watch that’s all about queer ball culture
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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.
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.
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.
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.
video premiere: olga bell, randomness
Paris Is Burning and Olga’s new Minister Akins-directed dance video is fire.
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.
#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.
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.