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How Periscope became social media’s most disturbing platform

Last week, a 19-year-old woman – known only as ‘Océane’ – began what would be her last ever Periscope broadcast. “The video I am doing right now is not made to create buzz, but rather to make people react, to open minds, and that’s it,” she told viewers. “I have reached the point where nothing …

What life is like when you don’t feel real

<i>This week (May 16-22) is Mental Health Awareness Week, with “relationships” as the theme. We’ll be running features all week about the mental health of those close to you, the mental health of the artists that inspire you and the different ways that communities and individuals deal with the issue.</i> …

Mental Health

Meet the Man Who Survived a Plane Crash by Eating Human Flesh to Stay Alive

When Pedro Algorta's plane crashed in the Andes in 1972, he had to take drastic measures to avoid death. Forty years later, what's it like to know you ate your friend's hands?<p>Would you eat a hand? A human hand? What if you were <i>really</i> hungry?<p>"Staying alive was always the main task, for which it was …

Is Celebrity Photographer Tyler Shields Inspired, Or Copying Other Artists?

He might be the photographic equivalent of the Fat Jew.<p>Tyler Shields is a very successful man. Often referred to as "Hollywood's favorite photographer," a 2012 <i>GQ</i> profile of Shields claimed that "while big-shot Hollywood producers once demanded a trophy Banksy canvas to be hanging above their …

9 New York Tattoo Artists Work Their Magic On Some Rather Unusual Canvases

Oink oink.<p>New York City is home to many of the best tattoo artists in the world. Also, many of the weirdest. Case in point: A select group of them recently agreed to ink up a disembodied pig head for the sake of art.<p>Brooklyn-based photographer Peter Garritano wanted to capture the vibrant spirit of …

Go into the homes of same-sex couples in 80s America

For a country like America, which has only just begun to recognise same-sex marriage, it’s jarring to think what kind of stigma generations of same-sex couples endured when it came to relationships.<p>Last year, American photographer Sage Sohier’s <i>At Home With Themselves: Same-Sex Couples in 1980s</i> …

Same-Sex Couples

Oregon gunman was Army dropout who studied mass shooters

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The 26-year-old gunman who opened fire on fellow students in his community college English class, killing nine people, was an …

Mass Shootings

America’s Pope Francis fantasies don’t make sense: Kim Davis shows why he was never going to be a progressive mascot

<b>(Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi)</b><p>The pope has brought admirable change to his church — but he’s still the leader of a conservative institution<p>Jack Mirkinson<p>September 30, 2015 8:50pm (UTC)<p>This just in: the head of the Catholic Church doesn't love gay marriage.<p>Stunning, I know. Yet when news of Pope …

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queer rappers and sex in hip hop now

Stereotypically, rap is known in part for its rampant homophobia and wittily vulgar misogyny. So what happens when queer rappers tackle sex?<p>The emergence of queer rappers in the past decade has spawned a cultural identity crisis for hip hop, tempering the genre's traditionally hyper-masculine tone …

Meet the Gay Muslim Filmmaker Who Risked His Life to Complete His Pilgrimage to Mecca (and Made A Film About It) - PAPER

Parvez Sharma<p>Parvez Sharma is a gay, Indian Muslim filmmaker based in New York and known for his controversial subject matter. His first film, <i>A Jihad for Love</i>, was a documentary about gay, lesbian and transgender individuals in the Muslim world. His second and latest movie, <i>A Sinner in Mecca</i>, is …

Yasss Teen: Diving into Mexico's Instagram Culture with Artist Luis Ruiz - PAPER

<i>The upcoming generation of teens is full of kids who are stars to each other, but inhabit practically a different social universe from adults. They're building their own social media followings on Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, you name it -- but to what end? For the olds among us: who are these</i> …

Meet the Mexican Punk Goddess Who Makes Music For People Unafraid Of Creating Change - PAPER

(Photo by Monica Lozano)<p>Teresa Suárez, aka Teri Gender Bender, the frontwoman of Mexican garage-punk trio Le Butcherettes, is an extremist when it comes to getting her point across. Once, she even got on stage covered in raw meet and blood to decry the objectification of women. It's these visceral …

Meet Unapologetically Queer Rockers PWR BTTM - PAPER

photo by Andrew Piccone<p>"For me, the most badass thing you can do is to be embarrassing," Ben Hopkins, the 23-year-old vocalist and guitarist for the Brooklyn-based queer punk band PWR BTTM, says. Embarrassing is also how Ben describes the group's buzzy debut LP, <i>Ugly Cherries</i>, out now. Hopkins and …

Why Grimes wants to do things herself

In a recent interview with <i>The New Yorker,</i> the punk pop star Grimes admitted to refusing to hire established producers and songwriters, especially those who are male. The quixotic artist said: “I can’t use an outside engineer, because, if I use an engineer, then people start being, like, ‘Oh! <i>That …

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Two men have built a gay bar on Vladimir Putin’s land

Comedy duo Far & Son have built a makeshift gay bar to protest against Russia’s anti-gay laws. The bar was built last weekend on a plot of land owned by Russian president Vladimir Putin in the remote Åland archipelago, a small group of islands that lie between Sweden and Finland.<p>Inspired by the …

Pearl: Venus as a Boy

<i>Taken from the autumn/winter issue of Dazed:</i><p>Pearl Liaison, AKA Matthew James Lent, is a walking sensation. When she appeared on season seven of the reality spectacular <i>RuPaul'</i>s <i>Drag Race</i> in March, she presented an inscrutable persona quite unlike any that had gone before her on the series. She was …

Christina Ricci: Beyond Wednesday

<i>Taken from the autumn/winter 2015 issue of Dazed:</i><p>“When I was a teenager, you didn’t have to be super-pop or commercial,” laughs Christina Ricci. “In fact, if you said you liked pop music, everyone was like, ‘Ugh, what’s <i>wrong</i> with you?’ It wasn’t cool to be the captain of the cheerleading team. …

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