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AMERICAN GOTHIC

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Religiosity in rural America is a powerful staple, where spirituality gets serious.

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NOTABOVE

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The Native American community is one of the country’s most underappreciated. We all know of our nation’s appalling history with its indigenous people, but what we often forget to discuss is how the hundreds of Native tribes are living and thriving today. We spoke with First Nation jewelry designer Nanibaa Beck to discuss how she uses her label, NotAbove to celebrate her heritage and enlighten Americans.
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Naomi wears coat RAQUEL ALLEGRA. jeans RIALTO JEAN PROJECT. boots DR. MARTENS.
Ashley wears jacket YALI MADE IN CHINA. jeans RE/DONE. boots ALTUZARRA.

BLUE JEAN BABY

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Few things can beat some classic denim. We give the all-American material a modern, streetwise update.

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MAKE AMERICA GAY AGAIN

· Inspiration, The Come-Up · , , , ,

text by Paul Pastore

All photos courtesy BCALLA

Even if you’re even the most casual follower of pop culture, you have probably seen BCALLA’s clothes. Brad Callahan, the labels namesake, has designed custom pieces and tour outfits for GAGA and Azealia Banks. He also designed the costumes for Miley Cyrus’ iconic performance that closed the 2015 VMA’s. But BCALLA’s genesis was in the New York’s Queer underground, costuming Brooklyn superstars like Juliana Huxtable, Luke Neocamp, Cakes Da Killa, and Pearl. Bcalla’s success has been driven by Callahan’s couture creations, which transform their wearers into otherworldly beings with spikes, fur, and airbrushed monster faces. He continues to dress queer icons like gay porn star Colby Keller in tandem with pop divas, positioning him at the vanguard of fashion. Phosphenes sat down with Callahan in his studio to discuss his relationship with Americana, the future of fashion, and his own inspiration.

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THE WILD WILD WEST

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A Southwestern influence and an element of exploration make the American West all the more fascinating. Let’s tear down that wall and embrace the other side.

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COMMONWEALTH

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There’s something special about a city with a historical charm.

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THE BEACH BOY

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The waves crash against the boardwalk, where vibrant beachgoers gather. There’s nothing like the American shore.

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SOMEWHERE IN SUBURBIA

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A girl becomes a woman, growing up in the all-American atmosphere.

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by Scott Shapiro | Edited by Deborah Hussey

All photographs by Kathy Shorr

The subject of guns is one of America’s most polarizing issues. Photographer Kathy Shorr examines this complex topic, sharing the diverse, authentic stories of survivors of gun violence in order to spark an open discussion.

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THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT

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Angsty, bold, and ready to fight for what they believe in, this new generation of American youth isn’t backing down.

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