Simon Doonan

Barneys New York / Slate

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Creative Ambassador of Barneys New York, author of several books, including Confessions of a Window Dresser, and columnist for Slate

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It’s been ten years since RuPaul sashayed into America’s living room with RuPaul’s Drag Race.

A history of drag, from Caligula to RuPaul

It’s been ten years since RuPaul sashayed into America’s living room with RuPaul’s Drag Race.

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The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia differs in substance from the GOP Convention in Cleveland, but it creates a similar spectacle.

The Spectacle of Politics

The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia differs in substance from the GOP Convention in Cleveland, but it creates a similar spectacle.

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This is the month for fashion weeks – in New York, now Paris and – somewhat under the radar -- LA.

Inside the Fashion Asylum

This is the month for fashion weeks – in New York, now Paris and – somewhat under the radar -- LA.

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Happy New Year!  LA theater is all about women in the new year.  There are one woman shows, re-imagining women from history.  Here’s a quick list of the shows I’m looking forward to…

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