Adult is a magazine of "new erotics" launched in November 2013 by editor-in-chief Sarah Nicole Prickett, creative director Berkeley Poole, publisher Noah Wunsch, and photo editor Jai Lennard. Lauren Festa later joined as assistant editor, as well as Cheyenne Skeete as editorial intern.
Adult is a magazine of new erotics. In photography, conversation, art, criticism, essays and original reporting, it returns to the first meaning of "radical"--the roots of things, traced below the skin. In Adult no. 1, we discover sex in the novels of Gordon Merrick, steal Rachel Kushner's emails, and spy on masturbating friends, shot by Kava Gorna. We profile three maverick filmmakers from three generations: Ryan Coogler, Deborah Kampmeier and David Cronenberg. Katherine Bernard builds a shrine to Erica Jong's Fear of Flying, now 40 years old, and Wangechi Mutu, the Kenyan-American artist, shares her dark materials. Various kinds of bodies are portrayed in photographs by Nancy Reyes, Flora Hanitijo and Henrik Purienne, and in fictions by Dodie Bellamy, Tamara Faith Berger, Kristopher Jansma and more. Our written features cover the ends of an empire, from the last great toy factory to the national nightmare that is Florida. Plus, Adult delivers a preview of Mia Schwartz and Chris Randle's very graphic novella, Charivari.