The Aphrodisiac Kitchen: Volume 01, Departure of Youth

Andreas Carver’s The Aphrodisiac Kitchen is more than a cookbook—it is a journey about self-growth, queer acceptance and, above all, a love story told through and about food. Between sensuous shots of latex-gloved hands smashing fruit and essays on Carver’s upbringing as a queer, mixed-race kid in the American South, the first volume of this cookbook captures food romantically, politically and in all its other multiplicities. …

KiCk i LP

Just as the Barcelona-based producer and performer Arca embraces gender euphoria in her public life, the artist’s latest album, KiCk i, eliminates any notion of a binary by celebrating her vast multitudes. The avant-pop album, tinged with reggaetón rhythms and techno beats, paints a powerful, queer vision of the future—helped along by collaborators: Björk, Shygirl and SOPHIE. In a single LP featuring a gatefold jacket, …

TRNK’s “MIEN” Group Exhibition of Work by Queer Artists of Color

Celebrating nuanced representations of LGBTQ+ identity, while avoiding the white gaze

Last week, NYC-based design studio TRNK launched MIEN—an online exhibition that spotlights, celebrates and sells work by queer artists of color. The photography show consists of gloriously nuanced and tender portraits that explore identity beyond the oftentimes shallow or simple concept of visibility. Rather, TRNK’s statement reads, “these images take authorship over individual lived experience while acknowledging contributions to a representative body politic.” With work …