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    Warhol’s Interview: A Brief History

    For its first year, inter/VIEW was an underground film magazine, serving to promote Warhol’s own movies, such as Flesh and Trash. It provided Warhol easy entrée to the film crowd. Who could turn down an invitation to do an interview for inter/VIEW?

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    Photos at an Exhibition

    IN A CORRIDOR within the British Museum is Cupboard 55, an antique wooden cabinet numbered with a bronze plaque, containing more than 1,100 objects ... including the Warren Cup, a 1st-century masterpiece of Roman art from the Julio-Claudian dynasty that depicted unambiguous homoeroticism.

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    Martin Wong on the Lower East Side

    Aligning himself with black and Latino graffiti artists and poets on the Lower East Side, ... [Martin] Wong nevertheless described himself as a “tourist” there. If indeed he felt like an outsider—and Wong, Asian and gay, could certainly look like one, flamboyantly dressed, as he often was, from head to toe, like an urban cowboy—as an artist he penetrated deeply into the social terrain that he was observing.

  • Romaine Brooks: Ida Rubinstein, 1917. Smithsonian American Art Museum

    ‘I’d always felt Romaine had a secret.’

    An interview with Cassandra Langer, the author of the biography, Romaine Brooks: A Life. Her painting - at right - of Ida Rubinstein, 1917.

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    Sappho Transfigured

    IT SEEMS everyone’s boarding the Sappho boat these days, eager to travel with the ancient poet and tell the world who she was. One person well qualified to be Sappho’s herald and interpreter is singer, songwriter, and musician Jeri Hilderley, who pays homage to the poet with a stirring new CD, Time Traveling with Sappho.

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They’re Back! 

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Straight Is the Gate

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