Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Oscars Underdog Zachary Heinzerling on Keeping Beyonce’s Secrets

Cutie and the Boxer is one of the best movies up for an Academy Award this Sunday that you likely haven't seen, a documentary — now…
By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / February 27, 2014

Walking on Thin Ice: A Career-Spanning Conversation With Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono is the muse. Not just for John Lennon, whose love and devotion for her resulted in some of the…
By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / November 6, 2013

Fashion Week Fabulistas Talk Music, Style, Mesh, and What’s Hot

Fashion week is nothing without its music — all those models stomping down the runway to silence would be awkward and besides, what's an after-party…
By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / September 13, 2013

A$AP Rocky, Luar Zepol, Jeremy Scott Shine as Fashion Week Crawls to a Close

Mining the past is still the vibe, but a few designers got it right…
By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / September 13, 2013

Nicki Minaj Wows at Private Alexander Wang Fashion Week Show, But the Clothes Underwhelm

Say what you want about fashion week, but one thing is true: not much else could persuade Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, and Ciara to play…
By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / September 10, 2013

Fashion Week: Camron Steals the Spotlight, Highland Fetes Soccer Champs and Burnouts

On Wednesday, Instagram was flooded with so many photos of Fashion Week revelers posing with legendary Harlem rapper Cam'ron — who was seated front row…
By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / September 6, 2013

Kathleen Hanna: Five Things You Didn’t Know

With the release of Kathleen Hanna's new album, Run Fast, by her new group the Julie Ruin occasioning multiple profiles by publications far and wide,…
By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / September 5, 2013

Miley’s Nude Bikini, Timberlake’s Fedora Faux-Pas, and Other VMA 2013 Style Infractions

The image of Miley Cyrus' stripper shimmy at last night's MTV Video Music Awards will be forever burned into the minds of millions. (And…
By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / August 26, 2013

‘Cinderonce,’ the Beyonce-Cinderella Mashup, Puts a Glass Slipper On It

What's more #Beyhive than a drag interpretation of the Cinderella story narrated through select tracks from Queen Beyonce's catalog? One starring RuPaul's Drag Race…
By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / August 23, 2013

Earl Sweatshirt’s ‘Doris,’ a Celebration of Language Itself, Is the Culmination of Many Hip-Hop Underground Dreams

Let's get this out of the way: This isn't the same dude who blended up a 40 with cough syrup and weed, drank it, and…
By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / August 20, 2013

Kathleen Hanna: Love Among the Ruin

On a balmy June night, humid and dank from the early summer rain, all the girls are screaming. Shrieks, really, the kind you emit i…
By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / August 7, 2013

Hear Jamie George’s Shenoda-Produced Bum-Burner ‘Take Me There’

The record label arm of storied London pirate-turned-legit radio station Rinse FM has turned out quite roster in its day — in additio…
By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / August 6, 2013

Migos Invade Repurposed Strip Club for Fiery NYC Debut

Strippers have been A&Ring what you hear on the radio for more than a decade and a half, so it was smart that the first…
By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / July 11, 2013

Kelly Rowland, ‘Talk a Good Game’ (Republic)

The first single from Kelly Rowland's fourth solo album is "Dirty Laundry," which some shallow listeners have characterized as a Beyoncé-jealousy song. In fact, it'…
By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / June 19, 2013

Eve, ‘Lip Lock’ (FTR)

A crop of megastars has experimented with dubstep beats in the past two years: Britney, Bieber, and most dramatically, Taylor Swift. But with all the…
By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / May 13, 2013

Air Buds: 5 Things the ‘Rihanna 777′ Documentary Got Right

The beginning of Rihanna 777, the RihannaPlane documentary that aired on Fox last night, is somewhat like the start of a movie like…
By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / May 7, 2013

‘A Bitch I Have to Know': A Q&A With RuPaul’s BFF Michelle Visage

Tonight is the finale of Season Five of RuPaul's Drag Race, when we'll find out who will be crowned the next Drag Race Superstar (o…
By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / May 6, 2013

Dark Side of the Mat: Surviving Pink Floyd Laser Yoga

Pink Floyd Laser Yoga is precisely that: yoga set to Pink Floyd with projections and lasers. Portland, Oregon-based instructor Chris Calarco has been teaching it…
By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / May 1, 2013

Absolutely Dragulous: Meet the Budding Stars of RuPaul’s Queenly Empire

The drag performers RuPaul chooses to compete for the title of "America's Next Drag Superstar" are crucial to the next phase of the Queen of…
By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / April 4, 2013

RuPaul Runs the World

Three-quarters through every episode of the drag-queen competition reality show RuPaul's Drag Race, a camera pans onto a glimmering, iridescent pink runway. A triad of…
By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / April 1, 2013

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