Sunday, 8 September 2013

CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT

 


 'From Petersburg With Love' by Colta Photographer - Alexei Tikhonov & Producer - Olga Shilyaeva (http://www.colta.ru/docs/5839)


In response to Russia's horrific anti-gay laws, Dazed Magazine, has been publishing a series of articles, this is the latest one. Find out about Russia's first LGBT school, The Moscow Experimental School for Gender Studies, which opened on August 2 ready to fight back Putin's anti-homosexual propaganda introducing tabu subjects as queer art, pornography, sex work, feminism to the contemporary Russian society.  Read full article here.


 Photo: Screenshot of 'Defined Lines' video.

A feminist parody of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” created by a bunch of University of Auckland law students was briefly removed from YouTube earlier this week. Olivia Lubbock, one of the creators of the "Defined Lines" speaking of the YouTube ban, said: “It’s been flagged by users as inappropriate because of sexual content and stuff like that, but the fact it’s been taken down is a massive double standard". Read full article in The Independent.

  
Photo: Hedi Slimane via Dazed Digital

A less controversial video is Hedi Slimane's first film for Saint Laurent ballerina line. "Trick or Treat" the soundtrack of the film is composed and performed by LA-based Clementine Creevy from Cherry Glazeer.  The model Lida Fox is captured dancing in classic black and white but in a open new york style loft  wearing leather and flannel. Fresh air is being blown by Slimane into the Saint Laurent brand and the concept of a ballerina while, as Dazed point out 'Cali grunge becomes timeless'. Have a look at the video here.



"The fact that people doesn’t read poetry, does not mean they don’t need it." It means a lot to discover the poetic/subversive work of a Mexican writer through Lost at E Minor, a Sydney, Newcastle, Austin (TX) based blog. It means that his words, his walls and his idea had travel and keeps traveling around the world. If you speak Spanish you will enjoy this Ted x Ibero presentation of Armando Alanis and his Acción Poética. Have a look here.


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