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DIGITAL FEATURES

Changing The World One Necklace At A Time

When I first heard about the jewelry artist Karen Boelts, and the activist she had become as a result of her son being part of the LGBTQ community, I knew I had to reach out. My brother came out as transgender only four years ago in Egypt, and we moved to New York to start a new life for us both. My...

Providing hope for the future of adults with autism

Autism currently affects 1 in 68 children, and is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the United States. Reports further show that 500,000 teens in the U.S. diagnosed with autism will transition into adulthood over the next decade. BASTARD fanzine sat down with model and advocate J...

ROBOT

Technology is quickly catching up to the capabilities of humans and in some instances surpassing us. For many, technology is something that was introduced during their lifetime and for others it has always been there. 40 plus years ago the concept of robots like C-3PO (a droid programmed for etiquet...

DIGITAL FANTASY

Often you hear people say "I want to be doing this" or "I want to be doing that" without really doing anything about it. Danny Schmittler, aka AYER is not one of those people. It was just over a year and a half ago that he left his comfortable management position at a very successful blog and embark...

STREET KIDS

Ian Jones moved to New York eight years ago for its opportunistic and creative appeal, quickly establishing his name as a fashion model with IMG models. Using his ties with the creative industry, Jones has developed his career as an artist, creating documentary-style work that captures ordinary live...

THE SABLE PROJECT

Otto Pierce is not your average fashion model. Originally from Vermont, he came to NYC with the intention of pursuing Hip-Hop and Modern dance. However, he was scouted within his first week of living here, and soon after he was touring the Paris/New York/Milan Fashion Shows. After making a name for ...