+ info: The New Yorker
This week’s cover, a tribute to Pride Month, was done by the artist Olimpia Zagnoli, and marks her first appearance at the front of the magazine. Zagnoli lives in Milan, and her work tends to feature vibrant color and a playful sense of shape. We recently talked to her about that style, and about how she came to some of her central themes.
+ info: Hyperallergic
When the 1969 Stonewall Riots erupted in the Greenwich Village, Allen Ginsberg was elsewhere. But the legendary queer poet of the Beat Generation made his way downtown one day after the initial brawl that ricocheted from Christopher Street and across the country. Surveying the damage, Ginsberg recognized how Stonewall would change gay life by rendering undeniably visible the LGBTQ people of America. Discussing the riots, he is believed to have said, “You know, the guys there were so beautiful — they’ve lost that wounded look the [gay men] all had ten years ago.”