Tattoos, tans and techno: the photographers capturing the unseen Beirut

Ravers, semi-naked sun-worshippers, booming faggot culture we converge the photographers chronicling a new generation of Lebanese shaking off the damage of civil war ‘Parties are a privileged arrange, a space for journey, a age for fusion ,” says photographer C’est…

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Punk hellraiser Lydia Lunch: ‘I’m chronically misunderstood but I get off on it’

The runaway, singer and counter-culture icon is hitting 60 and is as incendiary as ever, touring and feelings against polluters and politicians in a rip-roaring book Lydia Lunch turned 60 this year, but senility has done little to dim this…

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Take me to the Boom Boom Room! Inside the risqu hotel for 24-hour party people

Americas raciest hotel chain has turned a boring British department block into an Austin Powers-style crash pad end with retro celebration, leftie library and rooftop bathtubs. Groovy baby! When the salesclerks of Camden’s routes department were issuing parking punishments from…

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‘It’s extraordinarily powerful’: first trans monument comes to New York

Transgender activists Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera are set to be honored close to the location of the Stonewall uprising of which they were a part of in 1969 Over the past year, New York has accompanied big changes…

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Reframing Lee Krasner, the artist formerly known as Mrs Pollock

Lee Krasners gargantuan contribution to abstract expressionism was overshadowed for years by her husband, Jackson Pollocks work. Finally she is in the spotlight In the autumn of 1945, two craftsmen- not young, but not quite middle-aged, either- moved from New…

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Student Shares Pics From Art Book In His Former Christian College And The Censorship Is Beyond Ridiculous

Art students at Pensacola Christian College are, in accordance with the college’s scopecreepstudio Art history aspects prominently in educational curricula, as students are encouraged to gain a biblically supported understanding of the arts. What a wondrous world-wide awaits the student!…

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Madame X: Madonna’s new alter-ego is both anonymous and well-trodden

From a Sargent painting to a miffed DJ, Madonna is just the latest lady to adopt the moniker Madonna reported the call of her new book today- along with a brand-new alter-ego: both are called Madame X. In a minute-long…

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Hold on to your hard hats: New York’s $475m Shed throws open its doors

The escalators need fixing and theres no bar but the register must go on, as aces from Ben Whishaw to Steve McQueen open NYCs first major brand-new artworks venue for decades Ben Whishaw is on stage, deprived to his underwear….

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Queer today, gone tomorrow: the fight to save LGBT nightlife

They existed homophobia and Thatcher. But is gentrification now sounding the death knell for gay sororities and pubs? We assemble the artists combating to save them On a summer’s epoch in 2017, in garden-varieties near the Royal Vauxhall Tavern in…

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DJs of the Future Don’t Spin RecordsThey Write Code

Renick Bell is standing in front of his computer at a small counter in the middle of the frolic storey. The stoic, bespectacled musician natures quickly and efficiently, his eyes fastened to his computer screen. Around him in a wide…

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