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Cultured’s Most-Read 2020 Stories

We reported, you read. Dive back into Cultured’s top stories of this year.

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Rowan Blanchard. Styled by Chris Horan. Makeup by Dana Delaney and hair by Clayton Hawkins. Here, Blanchard wears a Christopher John Rogers top and pants.

1. Rowan Blanchard Is Thinking Out Loud

Activist Rowan Blanchard has been advocating before she was old enough to even vote. We found out why the former Disney star has always found the freedom to speak her mind.

Alexa Demie. Styled by Alexandra Cronan and Kate Foley; co-directed by Alexa Demie. Hair by Evanie Frausto. Make-up by Kali Kennedy. Nails by Natalie Minerva.

2. Alexa Demie Manifests Her 2021 Destiny

Euphoria breakout star Alexa Demie, who enjoys a cult following (us included!), reveals her hidden self and myriad projects in the spirit of new beginnings for a new year.

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Clockwise from left: Bronx Point by S9 Architecture, image courtesy of L+M & Type A; Ibrahim Greenidge; Anzilla R. Gilmore; Daimian S. Hines; Pascale Sablan; Richie Hands; Tiffany D. Brown, photo by Q11 Studio; Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University by Michael Maltzan Architecture, project management by Anzilla R. Gilmore; Renauld Deandre Mitchell, courtesy Moody Nolan; Melanie Ray, courtesy Hord Coplan Macht. Design by Katie Brown.

3. 15 Architects On Being Black In Architecture

As the world grappled with its overt and internalized racism, we spoke with 15 architects who shared their lifelong experiences being Black in a whitewashed profession.

Miami-based artist Adler Guerrier in the studio at Oolite Arts. Photo by Alex Markow.

4. Resources and Emergency Grants for Artists Affected by COVID-19

When the pandemic struck, economic panic did, too, and lists such as this one became all too familiar in the fight to help support the art community we hold so dear.

Jeppe Ulgevig.

5. These 10 Curators Are the Future

Where there is a will, there is a way, and these ten curators have maintained their power of vision despite all odds.

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Jonathan Lyndon Chase. Self-portrait, courtesy of artist.

6. Young Artists 2021

The youth are our future, and these 30 young artists, all under 35 years old, are giving us hope.

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Gunna and Young Thug photographed by Spike Jordan.

7. Gunna’s Gospel: The Art in Wunna

From his raw, lucid lyricism to his inimitable honey-soaked flow, rapper Gunna is not to be overlooked.

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A scene from Tompkins Square Park photographed by Eric Cruz.

8. The Best Don’t Get Caught: The Case of Supreme

Dive into the story of skate brand Supreme, whose brilliant site-specific commodification strategy sees lines wrap around the block in front of its stores on drop days. We guarantee its acquisition by the owner of North Face this past November will suddenly click.

Chef Marcus Samuelsson.

9. Chef Marcus Samuelsson On His New Red Rooster Overtown

Though dining indoors has been a pleasure long-unsatisfied for many this year, restaurants (and the restaurant industry) have stayed top of mind, and chef Marcus Samuelsson’s predictions about the future of food still stand.

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Daniel Lee. Photography by Juergen Teller.

10. Daniel Lee Reshuffles the Deck at Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta creative director Daniel Lee has often let his designs speak for themselves. Now, the Céline protégé lifts the veil.