Sadie Barnette + madison moore Recreate the Magic of Queer Nightlife

At NYC's The Kitchen, "The New Eagle Creek Saloon" resurrects San Francisco's first Black-owned gay bar and more

For queer people, is there a more spiritual yet sacrilegious place than the nightclub? “As someone who grew up in the midwestern United States in a Black Baptist household, the club was an oasis,” says Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University and nightlife resident at New York’s The Kitchen, madison moore (whose pronouns are she/he/they). “It’s a place where I …

Best of CH 2021: Instagram

Selections that continue to inspire from our posts on the social media service

Once again, the COOL HUNTING Instagram has acted as a platform for our editorial team to tease forthcoming stories, support a swathe of adventures and (hopefully) inspire our audience along the way. This year, amidst the art fairs and test drives and mountain treks, we considered the role of social media in our lives more than ever. Ultimately, of all services, Instagram continues to provide …

Interview: Artist Kenzo Digital on “Air” at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

Bending infinity atop the NYC skyline in a permanent installation

1,000 feet above the streets of NYC, SUMMIT One Vanderbilt sets visitors atop the skyline in a way no other arts attraction has done before. With an intellectual structure and an emotional undercurrent, the artist Kenzo Digital‘s permanent installation Air is the beating heart of SUMMIT. Though it’s joined by two other experiences—Levitation (a knee-weakening enclosed glass ledge) and Ascent (a glass elevator that rises to One …