‘My identity is not your fad’: how indie get awake

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Indie has a voice and its white, male and whiney. Fortunately, artists such as Nadine Shah, Jay Som and Vagabon are bringing fag, gender and racial politics to the party Earlier this year, Dave Longstreth of Dirty Projectors was forced to backtrack on an Instagram post in which he asked if the alternative music scene […]

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Home invasions, melting glaciers and Humpty Dumpty- is VR ultimately coming into its own?

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The Venice film festival has dedicated a section to cutting edge virtual-reality features, suggesting that the format may be about to take off as mass entertainment Lazzaretto Vecchio is a small ruined island in the Venetian lagoon, an arrangement of disintegrating brick barns a short boat ride from the Lido. In its day it has […]

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From conservative hip-hop to white power boulder, rightwing politics inspires woeful music | Jeff Sparrow

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While hip-hop is perfectly capable of conservatism, successful relationships between rappers and rightwing politics generally take a somewhat different form Last month, Mark Seymour instructed the anti-Muslim group Reclaim Australia to cease playingthe Hunters and Collectors song Holy Grail at its rallies. We stand together with refugees and asylum seekers the world over, he wrote. […]

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Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik release surprise duet for Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack

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Sending their enormous combined fanbase into meltdown, I Dont Wanna Live Forever is the first new music from Swift this year Taylor Swift and former One Direction member Zayn Malik have redeemed 2016 for their fans, releasing a astound new song together for the soundtrack to Fifty Shades Darker. I Dont Wanna Live Forever unexpectedly […]

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The Funeral Party: scenes from the world’s most morbid garb ball

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On the premonition date of 16.06.16, a gothic gala ball took over a funeral home in Hobart, Australia. It was, for lack of a better phrase, once in a lifetime The mournful audio of strings rinse over the chapel as we enter. White blooms plucked from two coffins on either side of the door are […]

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These Creepy New aEUR~ WerewolfaEUR( tm) Cats Act Just Like Dogs

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Ever wished you could have a cat that acted like a dog? This week, a new’ werewolf’ cat breed was introduced to the world. And they’re prettymuch the best use of both worlds . Lykoi( Greek for wolves) have earned the nickname because they’re bred to act like hound dogs rather than cats.They wag their […]

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