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  1. Remembering Web 1.0’s Click + Drag SubcultureModems in the club? Why not?
  2. An Oral History of Legendary ’90s Rave Emporium Liquid SkyChloë Sevigny, Mickey Boardman, and more remember the downtown ravewear mecca Liquid Sky.
  3. couture spring 2015
    Couture: Brides, Flowers, and Naomi CampbellPlus: Jean Paul Gaultier’s commentary on marriage. 
  4. paris men's fall 2015
    Paris Men’s: Dior Homme, Thom Browne, and MoreIncluding man-skirts, astronaut suits, and some bro-y fishermen.
  5. menswear fall 2015
    Camper Got a Cool (and Nostalgic) New DirectionThere’s a shoe inspired by the “cute and scary and fragile” feeling of being a teen. 
  6. menswear fall 2015
    Givenchy Men’s: Man-Skirts and Voodoo MakeupEverything but the kitchen sink.
  7. menswear fall 2015
    Margiela Men’s Show Had Rainbow Shearling and Glittery SweatersThe last menswear collection before Galliano takes over.
  8. menswear fall 2015
    Louis Vuitton Men’s: Tiny Bags and Men in TurtlenecksPlus: Kate Moss, Bryan Ferry, and lots of logos. 
  9. menswear fall 2015
    Balenciaga Men’s: Full of SurprisesAlexander Wang had a few tricks up his sleeve.
  10. This Show Will Make You Miss 2000s StreetwearA Russian designer riffs on old Tommy. 
  11. fashion schlong
    Full-Frontal Male Nudity at the Rick Owens ShowThree penises, to be exact.
  12. instagram model
    This Gay Model Couple Refused to Be Closeted, Succeeded AnywayThey took to Instagram and never looked back.
  13. streaming week
    ‘Maura Is Real to Me’: Jeffrey Tambor on His Role in TransparentJust as his character is beginning her new, true life, Tambor is also settling into his second act — or possibly his third or fourth.
  14. tv
    Chloë Sevigny and Whit Stillman on Their Amazon Pilot The Cosmopolitans“This is the most glamorous character I’ve ever played,” says Sevigny.
  15. Whit Stillman and Chloë Sevigny on Loving ParisIncluding: where Sevigny likes to eat caviar (and shop vintage).
  16. What Michael Alig’s Club Kids Are Doing NowAlig’s friends took him home from prison. Here’s what some of the (non-jailed) old gang has been up to since he went to jail.
  17. encounter
    After-Hours at the Guggenheim, Talking EDM and 2001 With Raf Simons“I listen to [Richie Hawtin, a.k.a. Plastikman] every day. I am quite an addict to it. ”
  18. chat room
    Kids in the Hall’s Scott Thompson on Boring Gays“This whole marriage thing, I mean I understand it and I’m for it, but my heart isn’t in it.”
  19. chat room
    Mark E. Smith on the Fall’s New Album, Re-Mit“He’s not very bloody recognized where you live, is he? It’s disgusting.”
  20. profile
    Riding Around Paris With Olivier Zahm, Fashion’s Most Libidinal Editor“Macho fashion editor” isn’t a contradiction in terms.
  21. chat room
    SNL Vet Melanie Hutsell on Her Surprise Appearance in BridesmaidsAfter time off to raise her family, she looks to late-bloomer pal Jane Lynch as her inspiration.
  22. divas
    Rihanna’s Stylist Explains Her New Tour CostumesCheck them out in a very colorful — and pretty naked — slideshow.
  23. chat room
    21 Jump Street’s Richard Grieco Is Back With Gigolos and a Penchant for Painting Naked But for a Fur Coat“Basically, what I’m doing is capturing unbridled emotion and putting it on canvas,” says the ‘Booker’ turned painter.
  24. tv
    Extreme Couponing: Showcase for Frugal Geniuses or Crazed Hoarders?“To be a reputable couponer you need one storage freezer in your basement. Usually these people will have two or three.”
  25. new york fashion week fall 2011
    Flash Mobs, High-Altitude Drops, Skating Rinks, and the Season of the Stunt ShowBecause just walking out is so … boring.
  26. new york fashion week fall 2011
    Jeremy Scott’s Collection Reaches Deep Into the PastAll the way back to the early nineties, and those barely remembered warehouse parties in Williamsburg.
  27. j.sabitino
    J.Sabatino: ‘Nomadic Dandies Sleeping in the Dirt’A romantically decrepit East Village theater on a Sunday night.
  28. three is a trend
    Wrap Yourself in a HoodarfLook good while you stay warm.
  29. new york fashion week fall 2011
    That Was Some Chaos at Milk Last NightA lot of people just gave up and went for dinner.
  30. menswear
    Robert Geller Tries to Recapture His YouthThe menswear designer mixed blue- and white-collar looks.
  31. men at work
    Band of Outsiders: Acrophobic Models Need Not Apply“The casting was like this. We asked, “‘are you afraid of heights?’”
  32. men's fashion
    N.Hoolywood Delivers an Inspired Mountain-Man ShowA Yosemite mountaineering expedition in the 1800s is an unlikely theme, but it worked.
  33. fashion week fall 2011
    Buckler Takes This Whole Street-Fashion Thing Very SeriouslyRight down to filing forms in triplicate with the NYPD.
  34. fashion week fall 2011
    Michael Bastian Prefers an Imperfect, Beefy ModelAnd he’s totally over the snowflake sweater.
  35. fashion week fall 2011
    Rag & Bone Cannot Deny Their English RootsBut they make their kilts in Brooklyn.
  36. 89 Minutes With  Natasha LyonneCoffee and cigarettes on grubby Avenue A with the actress, who’s learning to take care of herself.
  37. tv
    Having Lunch With Law & Order: SVU’s Newest A.D.A., Melissa Sagemiller“I don’t know what the deal is,” says the ‘Raising the Bar’ veteran. “I must be very lawyerly.”
  38. man made
    Richard Chai’s Love Letter to Urban Warriors, New York“No other city nurtures emerging designers like New York does.”
  39. man made
    Robert Geller Is Into Krautrock and CummerbundsAlso: Leather basketball shorts, à la Phillip Lim.
  40. man made
    Patrik Ervell’s Models Walked All Over the Financial TimesBut the designer says he wasn’t trying to make a statement about the fiscal state of the country.
  41. thugs on the lam
    Thirties-Era Thugs and Gangsters on the Lam at N. HoolywoodThe Japanese menswear line went high-concept for the New York debut.
  42. show and tell
    In at 3.1 Phillip Lim Menswear: Sleeveless Trench Coats, Leather ShortsAnd they won’t stick to your thighs.
  43. man made
    Billy Reid Inspired by Super Bowl, Oil Spill, Old-School Levi’sWe caught up with the ‘GQ’ Menswear Designer of the Year at last night’s presentation.
  44. party chat
    Penn Badgley Knows Why He Is at Fashion Week“I sit here and look pretty, I guess.”
  45. party lines
    Goldfrapp Hosed by Neighbor at Viktor & Rolf PartyThe British singer’s surprise concert gets a watery review.
  46. lost art
    The Lost Films of New York Underground Theater Legend Charles Ludlam ResurfaceThe drag silent film ‘The Sorrows of Dolores’ will be seen in a retrospective.
  47. Transmen and the CityGay guys who love ex-girls, and other Brooklyn permutations.
  48. scams
    Inside Iceland’s Nightmare ‘Fashion Week’The first red flag went up when they found their accommodations — not a hotel, but a former NATO military base, abandoned in 2006.
  49. it's hard to find good help
    Potential Interns: Do Not Blog About Kelly CutroneOr you’ll face her wrath.
  50. What’s in the Box?Simon Hammerstein is bringing back vaudeville (of a sort) for our gilded age.
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