The second issue explores what the art critic Leo Steinberg called “the condition of being deathbound and sexed,” and includes a profile of the cult-film idol Udo Kier at home in Palm Springs, an interview with the masterful English painter Cecily Brown and a gorgeously reported feature on Satanism in the city from journalist Katie Baker. Other contributors include poet Melissa Broder, writer and artist Molly Crabapple, porn star and writer Stoya, author Stephanie LaCava, artist and writer Brad Phillips, novelist Catherine Lacey and more. Photographers include John Edmonds, Stacey Mark and Natasha Gornik; artists and illustrators include Quentin Jones, SamMcKinniss, Mike Rinaldi and Mia Schwartz.
"Adult is a magazine of contemporary erotics and experience. The first print issue was made by Sarah Nicole Prickett, Berkeley Poole, Noah Wunsch, and Jai Lennard, and came out in the fall of 2013; the next, led by Prickett and Poole, is on stands August 29 (or sooner, if you pre-order). While the someday-to-be-triannual discrete object is meant to feel like both a secret and a time capsule, this daily editorial website — a separate and equal entity — will hopefully serve as the smartest, and sometimes dirtiest, of chat rooms."