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Carl Swanson

May 16, 2011 | Feature
The Story of V

Justin Vivian Bond found downtown fame as Kiki DuRane, decrepit drag chanteuse and comedic prophet of gay rage born out of the AIDS era. Then he killed Kiki to try to become the woman (and man) he always wanted to be.

April 18, 2011 | Feature

Tigers: Parenting theme or winning meme?

March 14, 2011 | Feature
Latter-Day Saints

For South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone, a Broadway musical about Mormons may just be their highest artistic achievement yet.

February 21, 2011 |
Women of Wang

With a posse of model muses, and mentors like Anna Wintour and Diane Von Furstenberg, Alexander Wang knows where his girl’s at.

October 18, 2010 | Feature
Comfort Me With Flanges

Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch’s architectural aesthetic has hit the luxury-recession sweet spot, and their firm, Roman and Williams, is behind many of the new New York spaces so reassuringly steeped in the old. Just don’t accuse them of nostalgia.

July 19, 2010 | Feature
Somewhat Happily Ever After

Todd Solondz introduces forgiveness to his latest grim comedy, Life During Wartime.

June 14, 2010 | Feature
The Haunting of Bret Easton Ellis

The author of Less Than Zero returns to the scenes of his crimes, 25 years later.

March 8, 2010 | Feature
Out of a Circle of Friends

Doveman steps gingerly into the spotlight.

February 22, 2010 |
Les Enfants Are All Right

Beautiful, hardworking, and gracious, Vladimir and Julia Restoin Roitfeld are the fashion siblings least likely to D.J. for a living. But how do you define yourself when your mother—who’s also editor of French Vogue—shows up pantless at your art show?

August 31, 2009 |
Can Nixon Save the GOP?

Sam Tanenhaus tries to resurrect a more-agreeable breed of conservatism.

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