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MAKE AMERICA GAY AGAIN

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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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THE OPEN ROADS

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Set free and roam the country; you can go anywhere you want.

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SHOT

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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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BLACK LIVES MATTER

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It seems that almost every day, Black Americans are killed at the hands of the police. Why must our citizens walk down their own streets in fear of the people meant to protect them, simply because they exist?

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MARKET CRASH

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