Self2022-04-15T06:11:41-04:00

Fred ‘Focus’ Lavergne Creates For His Community

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Fred ‘Focus’ Lavergne Creates For His Community

Though we were originally supposed to meet at his office in Mott Haven, director Fred 'Focus' Lavergne and I ended up talking at his Bronx apartment, a modest, minimalist duplex. Lavergne, who is Dominican and Black, is the CEO of Spacedog, a production company most well-known for directing Nike’s Air [...]

Brazilian Fashion Model Juliana Nalú on the Meaning of Home and Global Representation

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Brazilian Fashion Model Juliana Nalú on the Meaning of Home and Global Representation

Rio de Janeiro’s born-and-bred, 24-year old model Juliana Nalú has always been a dreamer. At the early age of 6, Nalú announced to her mom that she wanted to be a globally known model. At the time, she lived with her mom and brother, Douglas, in the favela Complexo do [...]

Reconnecting After Having Kids

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Reconnecting After Having Kids

Reconnecting After Having Kids. Five ways to keep the spark alive. It’s a fact that having a baby directly impacts personal identity and even the most intimate partnership(s). After having children, it becomes more difficult to carve out space for your relationship, and as the child continues to grow, your [...]

A Brief History of Lingerie

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A Brief History of Lingerie

From corsets to Calvin Klein. In the realm of sartorial expression, lingerie can feel a bit oxymoronic. For one, it’s typically designed to live under your clothes...which feels contradictory to the whole project of fashion (fashions without exhibitionism??!). Moreover, in practice, we often put it on expressly to...take off. Sure, technically you also take [...]

How Astronauts Masturbate in Space

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How Astronauts Masturbate in Space

If the landing module’s a-rockin’, don’t come a-knockin.’ Officially, nobody has ever had sex in space. What about solo sex, though? It’s not something NASA has ever been particularly keen to talk about, but certain things can be figured out based on how the rest of the body is treated [...]