March Slut of the Month: Badaweyah

Our March Slut of the Month is Badaweyah, a bewitching practitioner and teacher of Egyptian dance. We spoke with her about influential women in the art form, belly dance stereotypes, and the similarities between empowerment through dance and through BDSM. When did you begin studying Egyptian dance, and how has your relationship with the art form […]

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Cutting Out Emotional Cancer With Kanye

There was this trend that was maybe borne out of reality TV that permeated pop culture. It was the notion of “I’m the best” and “I didn’t come here to make friends, I came here to win.” By the mid-aughts you had these songs — stuff like, “Don’t Cha” “Fergalicious” and “Milkshake” come to mind — that […]

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Cuntmafia Queen Contessa Stuto On Sex, Success, the ‘S-Word’ and her New Video: Horny Lil’ Slut

A reigning queen of New York nightlife, Contessa Stuto is a quadruple threat of the underground, throwing legendary parties, discovering and promoting up-and-coming artists, modeling in magazines from Dazed and Confused to V, and fronting a genre-fucking musical project all under the Cuntmafia name. Naturally, we jumped at the chance to check out and chat about her latest offering, “Horny Lil’ […]

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Karyn Crisis’ Gospel of the Witches: Conjuring The Goddess On Salem’s Wounds

After years as an inimitable fixture on the New York underground scene with her band Crisis, Karyn Crisis returns with a new project, Gospel of the Witches, and a powerful, hypnotic record that she summoned with her partner, Davide Tiso. On Salem’s Wounds, Crisis is both conjurer and supplicant, entwining lore of the witch with the power of the divine […]

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Body Anxiety and the Influence of Female Artists Online

“Whenever you put your body online, in some way you are in conversation with porn,” reads a quote from Ann Hirsch on the opening page of Body Anxiety. Curated by Leah Schrager and Jennifer Chan, this internet exhibition about female self-representation and sexual objectification transforms the viewer into voyeur in ways that traditional shows do not. It’s fitting this […]

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