What Is a Cowboy, Anyway?

Cowboy style means something different for every group and era — from the vaqueros to Buffalo Bill, Madonna to the…


Can I Wear Cowboy Boots Without Looking Like I’m in Costume?

A reader wonders how to separate the western footwear from their mythology.


Out West, the Gay Cowboy Roams Free

The frontier has long been a symbol of American masculinity. Now a rising generation of artists are creating a new…


The Art World Refashions the Cowboy

In the show “Helmut Lang as Seen by Antwaun Sargent,” artists tackle the fascination with the American West.

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