Culture

Queer scenes and stories from around the world

New Queer Photography, Benjamin Wolbergs’ upcoming book, traces the disparate experiences of being queer in the 21st century, from Brooklyn to Berlin. Here, 10 of its global contributors answer the question: what does queer mean in 2021?

The agony, ecstasy and hedonism of NYC’s early drag scene

Drag queen Linda Simpson was front and centre during the mid-’80s nightlife boom, snapping away at subversive figures like RuPaul, Leigh Bowery and Keith Haring. Now, these photographs have been immortalised in her debut book, The Drag Explosion.

Who is Eve Jobs?

Everything we know about the 22-year-old competitive equestrian, Glossier model... and daughter of late Apple mogul Steve Jobs.

Deanna Templeton’s secret life of the American teen

Documenting the Instagram generation through analogue photography, the artist’s new book, What She Said, pairs today’s female punks with the visceral, at times hard to swallow diary entries she wrote as a 15-year-old outcast living in 1980s California.

The bold new-wave of fashion photography

In the age of the image, Central Saint Martins’ recent MA Fashion Image graduates are producing ever-more stimulating work. So take a pause from the memes and look at some proper good photos.

Sort out your Quality of Life

Take a look at Jackson Payne’s photo book, Life in London. What better time to remind ourselves of sun-soaked summers and tinnies in the park when it’s cold, wet, and Lockdown 3.0? Don’t say we didn’t warn ya.

Life, crime and modern literature with Gabriel Krauze

We’ve long-seen Britain’s gory gang life played out on screen, and even charting in the Top 40. As for books? Not so much, until Gabriel Krauze – once juggling a criminal career and a university degree – released his ultraviolent debut, Who They Was, last year.

David Arquette: fake it till you make it

The star of the Scream films was also an improbable wrestling star – too improbable even for wrestling. A new documentary chronicles the actor’s attempts at a comeback in the so-called sport. But does it have the ring of truth?

British art special

With frustration comes fearlessness, if the young, emerging British artists of today are anything to go by. Responding to the politics, protest and pandemic of the past year, THE FACE introduces you to 13 bold and brilliant painters, photographers, filmmakers and sculpturists making British art special.

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