Culture

Inside the sexy Halloween costume industry

This year has seen sexy bunnies, sexy devils and, um, sexy hand sanitiser flying off the shelves. But who actually creates the world’s sexy Halloween costumes, and how do they come up with their ideas?

Next gen art: it’s the Bloomin’ New Contemporaries

Five emerging rug makers to follow

Homemade rugs are the latest trend to blow up on TikTok and Instagram. Here we profile our favourite tufters flipping their hobby into a side hustle.

Bag a bootleg doll

Jacob Adam Alvarez is the mastermind behind alt-music and culture platform Marquee Marauders Club. But he’s also building a cult following with his collectable pint-sized figurines.

Sunil Gupta: photographing India’s queer scene over 50 years

The New Delhi-born photographer has documented LGBTQ+ life for over 50 years in India, the US and here in the UK. Now, The Photographer’s Gallery is commemorating his body of work with a retrospective, from the streets of New York to various parks in Delhi.

Marie Tomanova’s spirit of youth

The Czech-born, New York-based photographer presents a series that journeys through her formative years in her small hometown, her escape to New York, her immigrant status – and, now, her vibrant challenges to “oppression and constriction”.

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