Issue XI: The Relationship Issue
Looking at a Ray Caesar's paintings gives me an eery sense of a deeper tale behind the eyes of these beautiful, haunting characters.
Words by Melissa Burgos Photography by Antwan Duncan John P. Dessereau’s relationships define his art. Likewise, his art is defined by his relationships—his relationships with friends, family, his environment, and the city he knows best, New York. I met John one curiously cold May night at Deluxe, a Williamsburg salon, where the artist was commissioned to
See what Tiffany Porter of Old Hollywood did with a little paint and a lot of tchotchkes.
Photography by Javier Ortega
Working Class took a deeper look into relationships by getting to know some families from Brooklyn.
Words by Melissa Burgos and Josh Shaw In every relationship, it’s inevitable to have questions for your partner. Questions that are not necessarily scandalous, but more quiet wonders- maybe something small that nags at your subconscious, or a deep set fear that you would never say out loud, a nervous tick that presents itself only
In the early 1960s, when little attention was being paid to minimalist and conceptual art, Herb and Dorothy Vogel began purchasing the works of unknown artists.
Photography by Tracy Morford Styled by Eric Lodwick Hair Marcel Dagenais Makeup Susie Sobol Photo Asst. Justin Scurti Model Lyle Lodwick at Red Model Management Retoucher Jaz Harold
I like to do my thinking at fast-food joints along 14th Street. There’s something about people waiting in line in the middle of total chaos that appeals to my well-honed false sense of entitlement.
Words by Robert Tumas “Marx was right,” Howard Saunders says one humid night this summer at his girlfriend’s apartment in Williamsburg. When I ask him if he considers himself a socialist, “I mean a lot of people were right, but Marx was right.” It is an apt question, despite the fact that the term communist
Narrative and connection are ongoing themes in Devlin Shea's work, also an interest in visualizing the role the subconscious plays in human relationships and in individual choices.
Both initial attraction and racial stereotypes, as they pertain to relationships, often act as gateways to new and unexpected life experiences.
The idea behind the project is using found music from LPs, cassettes, mp3s and other audio translations to make something entirely new with them.
Photography by Samantha West Styled by Domestic Construction Hair by Marcel Dagenais Makeup by Legend Rivera Jr. Models: Kaya and Tracy at Muse Model Management All clothes are vintage. Shoes by Osborn
On September 26 at 12pm, thousands of New Yorkers will gather at Foley Square, near City Hall, to march across the Brooklyn Bridge and take a stand for fairness and equality at the 7th NYC Wedding March. This event, which began in 2004, is organized by Marriage Equality New York (MENY), to raise awareness about,
Adriana and Dracula thought it would be fun to find out what his friends around the neighborhood had to say.
The single most important relationship of my life began brutally when I was eleven. And I nurtured it.
Newtown Radio—an Internet station based out of Bushwick—is the itch to the scratch of Brooklyners and beyond who are sick of Pandora, missing their college radio listening days and just wanting to hear some good tunes without having to work too hard for it.
Working Class hit the streets to see what people in Brooklyn had to say.
Photography by Jamie Beck Words by Katie Stolowitz Despite all the warnings Mom, Dad, and teachers gave me growing up, despite the fact that my mid-20s self should certainly know better, I’m not going to lie…I judged a book by its cover. From my first step off the L-train, I knew that Williamsburg defined the
Suki Cheema Home is a collection for sleeping and living – including hand crafted pillows, quilts, throws, napkins and tablecloths. A love affair between art, travel and textiles, the range is inspired by Cheema’s travels through India.
It’s appropriate that Sweaty Weapons was born in a bathroom at a house party, as the band’s sugar-laced noise sounds cut from a two-inch line of coke on a squat house sink.
Photography by William Perls No matter your gender, orientation or race there is an undeniable unity between all of us. The laws of attraction and manifestation solely rely on synchronicity.
Burton Machen clearly has the eye. While simply looking at his final product demonstrates his artistic talents, his process is truly unique.
The Relationship Issue