Let our editors and contributors loose in Mexico for a week and what do you come back with--apart from a mezcal hangover? We hit plenty of bars, but the real discovery was Mexico City's dynamic culture and vivacious spirit: from a boy-turned-girl club queen to a thriving gay soccer league; from an elegant rooftop restaurant to the best tortilla soup ever; from a chic hotel hideaway in Condesa to an island of delightfully creepy dolls in Xochimilco. We found it all, and a lot more, while making side trips to Cancun and Puerto Vallarta.
Zemmoa How a fey schoolboy with big dreams became Mexico City's reigning disco queen By Andrew Belonsky
Diego Zuniga The designer who's bringing Mexican fashion to the forefront By Julien Sauvalle
Of Gods and Monsters A Mexican-American artist finds inspiration in Aztec mythology and lore. By Aaron Hicklin
Disco Ruido The men behind Mexico's electro-pop revival By Aaron Hicklin
Marriage Warrior Alex Mendez is taking his battle for equality to the courts -- and winning. By Andrew Belonsky
Los Lobos Mexico City's gay football players By Andrew Belonsky
Judge the town by its covers: Fashion newspaper Folio, the downtown El Fanzine, and art-heavy La Tempestad all celebrate Mexico City's vibrant street culture, while stylish Animal and 192 go glossy. Vice Mexico does the brand's thing across the border, while Marvin focuses on gay culture, and the thematic quarterly DF por Travesias and monthly Chilangokeep travelers posted on off-the-beaten-path attractions.