Culture2021-05-25T16:48:03-04:00

The Legendary House of Xtravaganza

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The Legendary House of Xtravaganza

In 1982, Hector Valle, a Puerto Rican voguer in the New York ballroom scene, decided to start his own house exclusively for up-and-coming Latinx ballroom performers. Latinx queer and trans folk had long been part of New York’s drag scene and its ballroom culture, an underground subculture with a history [...]

Dorian Ulises López Macías Captures la Mujer Mexicana

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Dorian Ulises López Macías Captures la Mujer Mexicana

“We fight today, so we don’t die tomorrow.” Just last year, femicide, the intentional murder of women, took the lives of approximately ten Mexican women per day. This past March, photographer Dorian Ulises López Macías set out to pay homage to la mujer Mexicana. He photographed six women: Amina [...]

Textile Artist Uzumaki Cepeda on Spirals, Memories, and Hurt

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Textile Artist Uzumaki Cepeda on Spirals, Memories, and Hurt

Textile artist Uzumaki Cepeda sat down with Alissa Lopez Serfozo to talk candidly about domestic spaces, dressing in all white, living with multiple generations, being called “crazy,” and the comfort of faux fur. Here are 4 takeaways from the conversation that took place inside Uzumaki’s gallery in Chinatown, LA. Uno. [...]