Paris Is Burning

Culture

‘paris is burning’ director jennie livingston reflects on the film's legacy

As the restored documentary returns to theaters, Livingston discusses controversy, inclusivity, and working on 'Pose.'
Sarah Gooding
6.12.19
Culture

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
3.18.19
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
11.20.18
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
11.1.18
Culture

Gaspar Noé's Climax is basically paris is burning meets the shining

We caught up with director Gaspar Noé in Cannes to talk about his killer new film, Climax.
Douglas Greenwood
5.18.18
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
5.4.18
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
2.21.18
Culture

the 10 best films about clubbing

As London becomes a non-stop capital with the launch of the Night Tube, we selected the best feature films and documentaries that celebrate clubbing in all its excess.
Colin Crummy
8.19.16
Culture

paris is burning again: vogueing finds a new french home

No matter what category you walk in, you better work it! The vogue ball scene has found a new lease of life in its spiritual home, Paris.
Stuart Brumfitt
7.7.16
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
3.23.16
News

how the paris is burning 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 Le Tigre's JD Samson.
Alice Newell-Hanson
5.13.15
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