Bob Mizer’s homoerotic images of “beefcakes” made him a gay art icon. Now, a new book by TASCHEN collects his work in all of its sexy glory. By Kristen Cochrane.
In the summer it’s hard to wear makeup, because it literally just melts off of your face. But with Fall comes the return of fashion, making an effort, layering, and decorating your face (because makeup can be used for artistry, not just making yourself look “prettier,” of course). Below is a combination of a mood board and a how-to of some of iconic makeup looks, to be used as inspiration for the most stylish months of the year.
April Eileen Henry’s Instagram account, Texts From Your Existentialist, makes memes of our collective suffering. Here, April and Kristen Cochrane talk bad breakups, Godard, and being held hostage by human consciousness.
Can Tinder affect your happiness and satisfaction in life? By Kristen Cochrane. Photo by Petra Collins.
Italian women have mastered the look of the sophisticated bombshell. It’s not easy to be super sexy, yet elegant at the same time—it’s a delicate balance—but if you can pull it off, you can take over the world.
Clearly, if life from another planet ever came to earth, it would be a sexy female alien wanting to fuck you to death. Kristen Cochrane looks back at the femme fetale alien trope in film, and how Under the Skin flipped the script and harnessed the “alien gaze” ;)
In conversation with Big Sis, the sex-positive feminist cartoonist whose drawings will make you feel less tragic about your sex life. By Kristen Cochrane.
Often, when we point out ways in which we are marginalized or oppressed, we are told that we’re being a “killjoy,” or that we’re “lecturing people.” But how are we supposed to make change unless we point out things that are unfair and annoying? By Kristen Cochrane.
Over the past century, countless films have featured the character of the “hooker with a heart of gold.” How come? Kristen Cochrane looks back at film history—specifically at Pretty Woman—to show why this theme is actually degrading to sex workers.
Kristen Cochrane examines the vaporwave aesthetics of new film, The Neon Demon, and makes an argument for why the color pink can be transgressive.