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Robin Williams’ collection of art and memorabilia is getting auctioned off

On July 20, <i>Rolling Stone</i> reported that a selection of Robin Williams’ personal items would be going to auction. Titled Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams, that auction will be held at Sotheby’s in New York City on October 4.<p>Described as an auction that will “offer works …

Robin Williams

Watch Millie Bobby Brown in the latest Godzilla sequel teaser

On July 18, the first footage for <i>Godzilla: King of the Monsters</i> arrived and it’s all focused on Millie Bobby Brown. Well, to be specific, it’s all about the character she plays in the film, Madison Russell. The ominous footage is the first of a few new promotional items released via Twitter …

Bobby Brown

A Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot is in the works

It looks like a new Slayer will rise again — and it’s about time.<p>One of the most exciting announcements coming out in the early days of San Diego Comic-Con 2018 is the news that a <i>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</i> reboot is currently in the works. Fans of the original will be pleased to know that, according …

San Diego

Wiz Khalifa’s masculinity is so fragile that he refuses to eat bananas

Earlier this week, rapper Wiz Khalifa appeared on <i>The Breakfast Club</i>. Rather than opening the interview to talk about new music, or really <i>anything</i> else, he chose to give some bizarre advice to men (straight ones in particular) about the ‘correct’ etiquette for eating a banana.<p>“If you bite a banana, …

The Breakfast Club

The V&A is hosting a day that celebrates women and inclusivity in the arts

This Sunday<i>,</i> the V&A, alongside the BBC, will host <i>Open Doors: Vote 100</i> at London’s Here East. The free event will include a day of celebrations marking the centenary anniversary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act – which gave some women the right to vote in the UK.<p>Alongside free music, …

Non-binary

Watch Pigalle’s Stephane Ashpool spit blood in this mockumentary

Fire alarms, spitting blood, black eyes, flipping tables and smashing light strips might not be exactly what you imagine happening behind the scenes of a music and fashion show, but all of the above features in this new film. Oh, and Stephane Ashpool’s mum stops by. Obviously.<p>Directed by Sam De …

Comedy

Westerman’s subtly brilliant pop songs will get under your skin

Will Westerman’s music is deceptively low-key. His songwriting is understated, his sound atmospheric, his lyrics literary and romantic. It’s so gentle that it feels as if it might wash over you, but listen to his songs a few times and you start to pick up on its intricacies: how “Easy Money” starts …

Pop Music

Affordable housing project for artists backed by Grayson Perry approved

A new housing project, A House for Artists, may be the answer for artists to still be based in London without the high living costs. 12 new flats in Barking, London, will be rented out creatives who will just pay 65 percent of market rent, in exchange for promoting arts in the local community.<p>The …

Housing

All the scammers of the summer of scam, ranked

At the end of May, a deep-diving feature from <i>The Cut</i> brought Anna Delvey, a German heiress big-spender in New York’s most exclusive social scene – actually Anna Sorokin, the daringly duplicitous (and not particularly wealthy) Russian-born daughter of a former truck driver – firmly into the public …

Florida

Beyoncé is trying to film something at the Colosseum

Remember when Beyoncé and Jay-Z booked out literally the entire Louvre for their “APESHIT” video? Of course you do; it was only last month and the video was so instantly iconic that the Louvre are now offering a tour based on it. The husband-and-wife musical power couple aren’t satisfied with just …

Louvre

The community garden in Liverpool built as a site for resilience

Succulent vines wrap around the inside of a circular structure; leafy textures are softened by a haze of Algerian florals and healing plants. Outside this wooden conservatory, there’s a hum of activity as children build sculptures to be placed around the garden. In the midst of it, is …

Sculpture

Allegra Versace styles the new Versus Versace campaign

Versus Versace is taking a pop art approach to its new campaign. Bold, black and white checkerboard prints dominate in the AW18 collection, styled in a new series of images by Allegra Versace, Donatella’s daughter herself.<p>The Dazed Studio production – shot by photographer (and former Dazed 100er) …

Versace

Wallace Shawn and Theda Hammel on acting, life, and why bodies are weird

Many young people know Wallace Shawn from his myriad film roles, like Vizzini in <i>The Princess Bride</i> or Mr. Hall in Clueless, or maybe even from his long-running role as Cyrus on <i>Gossip Girl</i>. He’s one of those beloved film actors with an unmistakable speaking voice – cleverly lent to animated …

Toy Story

Gus Van Sant wanted Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt for Brokeback Mountain

<i>Brokeback Mountain</i> was (is) one of the most critically and commercially successful LGBTQ films to have ever existed. Ang Lee’s cowboy romance won three Oscars, was nominated for five more, and grossed over $170 million internationally. But its stars, Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, almost weren’t …

Gus Van Sant

Watch Violet Chachki play a drag Marilyn Monroe in short Prada film

For anybody who’s a fan of <i>RuPaul’s Drag Race</i>, you’ll know how season seven winner Violet Chachki completely scalped the runway, and also us in the process. Since her win, she’s continued bringing it to you every ball, making appearances on the runway at Dilara Findikolgu as Satan, and Moschino as a …

Skating

The story behind that brilliantly shady ‘fuccboi glass ceiling’ diagram

A diagram depicting the ‘fuccboi glass ceiling’ has been doing the rounds on Instagram and Reddit lately, having originated in London’s satirical political/fashion/feminist magazine <i>Mushpit.</i> The diagram places several fashion brands – mostly focused on streetwear – under four labels: innovation, …

Glass Ceilings

SOPHIE says she has three more releases coming out this year

It’s only been one month since SOPHIE released her debut album <i>Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides</i>, but the groundbreaking pop producer has revealed that she has more releases on the way – three more, to be exact.<p>A SOPHIE fan account points to a translated interview from Spanish publication <i>MondoSonoro</i>, …

Charli XCX

Hackney Council has voted to kill its own nightlife

Last night, Hackney Council approved a controversial licensing policy that is likely to have severe ramifications on east London nightlife. The policy forces any new venues opening in the area to shut at 12am on weekends.<p>The policy, which passed unanimously, forces new venues to automatically …

East London

Watch a film about Dazed’s Address The Nation project

In case you missed it, on July 10, Dazed went full guerrilla, projecting the concerns of our readers onto iconic London institutions like the Houses of Parliament and Nelson’s Column. Teaming up with activist group The Illuminator, statements like “EVICT THE GOVERNMENT” and “PROTECT THE NHS” lit up …

Washington D.C.

Watch the first trailer for the upcoming M.I.A. documentary

M.I.A. has shared the first trailer for <i>MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.</i>, Steven Loveridge’s documentary tracing the life of the Sri Lankan artist. Drawn from never-before-seen personal video footage taken over the past 22 years, the film profiles M.I.A.’s journey from young refugee to internationally …

Film Festivals

Culture jamming: the power of taking the piss

<i>Taken from the summer 2018 issue of Dazed. You can buy a copy of our latest issue here.</i><p>In September 1977, members of an activist cell known as the Billboard Liberation Front climbed onto the awnings of a Max Factor advert overlooking San Francisco’s inner city freeway. Dubbed the “Max Factor 26”, …

San Francisco

Elon Musk promises he won’t develop robot killing machines

While we know it’s not been the best week for Elon Musk, it is a good week for the future of mankind, as the Tesla founder has signed a pledge not to participate in or support developing lethal autonomous weapons: i.e. killer robots.<p>The pledge also includes the founder of Skype, the founders of …

Nonprofits

Four artists busting the stereotype that queer art has to be doom and gloom

LGBTQ-identifying artists have created many of the bleakest, most harrowing images of recent decades. From the mangled, violent erotica of Francis Bacon, to the furious self-mutilation of David Wojnarowicz, to Nan Goldin's photographic portraits of HIV sufferers in hospital – the history of LGBTQ …

The Arts

Boot Boyz Biz’s new collab is a tribute to women like Ursula K. Le Guin

The approach Boot Boyz Biz takes to bootlegging and designing graphic t-shirts is almost academic. The founders, hailing from Chicago, dig deep on their references, trawling everything from internet databases to libraries and dredging up a vast collection of images, phrases, fonts, and ideas for …

Ursula K. Le Guin

Blood Orange: ‘Album 4 is ready’

Blood Orange’s new album is complete. He’s uploaded a visual teaser to Instagram with a snippet of new music and a message: “Blood Orange Album 4 is ready. Stay tuned.”<p>Dev Hynes’ last album as Blood Orange was 2016’s stellar <i>Freetown Sound</i>. Since its release, he’s been sharing updates on the new …

New Albums

Lil Peep’s posthumous clothing line will include designs by fans

Lil Peep’s fatal overdose in late 2017 left his fans and friends in shock. The adored emo and hip-hop artist, real name Gustav Åhr, had created a loyal community with his trap-laden tunes that candidly discussed mental illness, drug abuse, and sexuality. Tributes flooded in from Ty Dolla $ign, …

Clothing

Chief Keef is going on tour as a hologram

As a musician that’s banned from a particular country or city, life can be hard. Tyler, the Creator isn’t allowed in the UK, and Chief Keef is banned from both the city of Chicago and the UK. Well, now Keef is getting around it by going on tour as a hologram.<p>Beginning on August 31, the rapper will …

Music

Chance the Rapper drops four new tracks, buys local news site

Earlier this week, Chance the Rapper revealed that he’d be releasing a new album before Saturday. He later walked back his comments, but he’s still treating fans to new music – last night, he dropped four new tracks, his first since 2016’s <i>Coloring Book</i>.<p>“Work Out,” “Wala Cam,” “I Might Need …

New Albums

The Y/Project campaign stars a parrot, pineapple, & those thigh-high Uggs

Y/Project’s AW18 show saw the Parisian label continuing to experiment with its signature elements. Designer Glenn Martens’ collection featured playful coloured stripes, layered textures (including some particularly luxurious-looking faux fur), and another collaboration with Ugg in the form of …

Pineapple

Legendary photographer Martin Parr on collaborating with Gucci

It’s more than likely you’re familiar with Martin Parr’s work: the legendary British photographer has made a career travelling the world and capturing its inhabitants going about their day-to-day. From sunbathers in Benidorm and families braving the rain at the seaside, to sightseers in Hong Kong …

Martin Parr