News

I know, I know, I know, not everyone is into Rihanna as much as I am. I really don't know why, because she's highly magnificent, in absolutely every way imaginable, but hey: I don't care. Riri is awesome. And she just dropped the full track for "Sledgehammer," her contribution to the "Star Trek Beyond" soundtrack. I would say, the wait was really worth it. Big times. The song's chorus charts the heartbreak Rihanna paints in the first verse, which has…
Of course, the 90s were the greatest decade humanity has ever experienced. The music - superb. The clothes - wonderful. The food - amazing. And the girls, oh my, the girls. Like Kate Moss. She was no ordinary cutie face, Kate was this rock star with an attitude, a role model for everyone who wanted to be different, the hero of a whole generation. A quite well-known clothing label called adidas Originals is eager to find the successor of the…

Culture

So, you voted to leave the European Union yesterday, and you're waking up to the great news today that you and you companions won, and you open your first beer, and then truth hits you: Wow, the whole Brexit thing was a huge lie of people making you promises they could never ever keep. And it's too late for you and your whole country. Congratulations! Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, headed to "Good Morning Britain" just a few hours ago to celebrate his victory over the all those stupid Remain voters. Problem was, though, Susanna Reid confronted him with his official Leave campaign adverts on posters and buses that claimed: "Let’s give our NHS the £350 million the EU takes every week" and "We send the EU £350 million a week, let’s fund our NHS instead." Now the Ukip leader said he could not guarantee it would be possible. Wow. Susanna Reid, questioning Nigel Farage, asked: "That’s…

Lifestyle

Photography

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Eva is beautiful. Eva is immortal. Eva costs $10,000. And June Korea, a New York–based visual artist and photographer, bought her. "She’s not going to leave you behind or die," Brian, a representative of a silicon sex doll company in Japan, told him. "She’s going to stay there with you forever as she looks now.” A month later, June received a giant box from a sweating FedEx deliveryman. "I sat down in front of the box with a box cutter,"…
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If you ask me, I may have seen Miley Cyrus's naked body more often than I've seen my own in quite a while. But truth is, I seem to never get bored of seeing her bared boobs. They are just perfect. I sit down, drink a hot cup of tea, eat some cookies, and I look at them and I think: Wow, yes, they are perfect. Maybe I want to quit my job right now and look at Miley Cyrus's…

Entertainment

We had some really bad server issues over the past weeks, and that's why our world famous Totally Not Creepy Selena Gomez Fan Club, the only one out there, had to pause, and, much worse, I couldn't post Queen Selena's latest music video for her personal song "Kill Em With Kindness" from her more than perfect album "Revival," which you can buy here. But now I can. "I want people to feel in their own right that these should be conversations that should be had", Selena told iHeartRadio in a recent interview. "It's easy to have a great beat, talk about going out, let's go out, it's going to be fun, but this record should start conversations. It's the best album I've ever done in my career, and I'm going to have a hell of a time trying to top it for the next one. But, I genuinely think 'Kill Em With Kindness', 'Revival', 'Rise', 'Survivors' ... These are all…

Fashion

Design

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Do you remember that pretty good "Treehouse of Horror" episode of "The Simpsons" where they live in that high-tech house ruled by a crazy computer which tries to kill everyone? Guess what: This is our future! World domination company Google just presented "Google Home", a smart speaker wants to control your house, your family, and your life. "Google Home is a voice-activated product that brings the Google assistant to any room in your house," CEO Sundar Pichai tells us. "It…
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Even though the PlayStation Vita is my favorite handheld right now, basically because of its amazing screen, its overall superious technology and the fact that I don't need the 3D function, one must admit that Nintendo has the better games overall. Although I still hope they'll just put all of their Super Nintendo and Game Boy titles onto their Virtual Console thing. But, as always, Japan (as in "Hail Japan!") is better than all of us once again. This time,…

Pop

Great Britain will decide if it stays in the European Union or breaks up with the rest of the continent to become a more independent and kinda more lonely country on Thursday. Current polls show that the nation is divided. Mostly older Britons are going to vote in favor for the Brexit, younger voters want to stay in the European Union. But whether you want to vote for or against the EU: Your vote is important! Actress Keira Knightley, famous for movies like "Bend It Like Beckham," "Pirates of the Caribbean," and "Star Wars," knows exactly that and wants you to vote, whatever it takes. She's part of a national campaign called "5 Seconds", where well-known people like Suki Waterhouse, Lily Cole, and Annabelle Wallis try to convince young people to vote, vote, and vote. "It only takes five seconds to practice the perfect awards face," Keira tells us. "And it takes five seconds to mark an X in a…

Music

Girls

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Let's be clear here: Maybe "Bang Gang (une histoire d'amour moderne)," the debut film by Eva Husson, isn't something you wanna watch together with your parents. Because it's about love. And it's about sex. And it's French. As is: Young French teens love each other and having group sex, and someone made a movie about it. Okay, now we can move on. So, is there any story, or just boobies? In Biarritz, teenager Alex temporarily lives alone while his mother…
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Summer's coming. And if you want to party with your friends at the beach, some lake or at a boozy celebration in the woods, you'll need some great speakers to play the latest Taylor Swift song at max volume. Ultimate Ears just unveiled the UE ROLL 2, a convenient, anywhere-you-go-proof wireless speaker that allows you to take your music wherever, whenever. "The UE ROLL 2 is the perfect musical companion for your next adventure," the company told us. "It's equipped…

World

Indeed, Eden Rose may be everything. The 21-year-old model, Japan lover and student is a natural redhead, her favorite movies are "Battle Royale," "Howl's Moving Castle" and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," she's listening to Radiohead as it's no big deal, and her girl crush is Christina Ricci, my secret dream person since I was like 14 years old. Eden Rose may be everything. Edgar Valdés recently immortalized Eden in his shooting called "Bitter Sweet" for popular photography website Sticks & Stones. "Edgar and I met up at my boyfriend's house near downtown Austin to shoot this set," she tells us. "I had just gotten out of class. We blasted some Salt Cathedral and I broke out my purely aesthetic non-tobacco herbal honey rose cigarettes. They did not taste good." You may not know that, but Eden Rose even played Ariel, the little mermaid, in Disneyland. Because of her red hair and even her inner style. "We weren’t allowed to…

Arts

Sneakers

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I love snowy white sneakers with colorful highlights. They feel more playful than their purely white conspecifics but stay cool no matter what. And the latest sneaker collection by popular brand Converse provides not only one beautiful white shoe with colorful highlights but also one with an actual important message for absolutely everyone out there. The so-called "Pride Collection" for this year's spring comes with a limited Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker. Inspired by LGBT communities around the world the…
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The Stan Smith by adidas Originals, in its basic white edition with green features, is still one of the most popular sneakers in recent history. Fashionable girls and boys around the globe wear it in spring, summer, autumn, and even in winter, to show off their stylish tastes. Many companies tried to copy that particular sneaker but no one could do it. Like... no one. But the beloved shoe also has seen a number of reworks. Different color combinations, different…

Insider

Everyone knows that I don't like Facebook very much. There are many reasons for that. Privacy violations. Censorship rules. And the fact that Facebook buys one company after another to spy on as many people as possible. I'm forced to use it because of my job, but I'm longing for the day when Mark Zuckerberg's censored regimen ends and Facebook dies out for good. And I'm not the only one who thinks that way. "People in the tech industry have a lot of responsibilities but they never really discuss these things," The Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde told CNBC in a recent interview. "Facebook is the biggest nation in the world and we have a dictator, if you look at it from a democracy standpoint, Mark Zuckerberg is a dictator. I did not elect him. He sets the rules. And really you can’t opt out of Facebook. I’m not on Facebook but there are a lot of drawbacks in my…

Travel

Stars

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If you're not from South Korea you may have absolutely no idea who Jay Park is. But, truth is, Jay is one of the biggest stars in the Asian country. He's a singer, a dancer, a rapper, a music producer, a songwriter, a model, a choreographer, an entrepreneur, and, of course, an actor. Jay is a member of the Seattle-based b-boy crew Art of Movement. As Jay grew up as a b-boy and dancer, he has become known for these…
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Running seems to be the fitness choice number one. Everyone runs. Around the city, around the park, around the beach. Early in the morning or late at night. Just put on your workout clothes and get going. And if you need some extra spring motivation, Instagram star Christina Tosi told Nike why she's totally in love with running. "I usually run by myself because my schedule can get a little crazy," Christina says. "I love running in the early morning…

Selection

Sometimes it makes me a little bit sad that all my female childhood heroes grew up to become some super-sexy vixens who seem to have just one purpose in life anymore: To be as foxy and kinky as they could possibly be. Miley Cyrus. Selena Gomez. And now Ariana Grande. It's like you have to be funny and cute in the beginning, but fuckable as hell as soon as possible. The 22-year-old singer from Florida just released her third album called "Dangerous Woman" and she’s already made a handful of videos for its tracks: The non-starter single "Focus," the torchy title track, the Lil Wayne collab "Let Me Love You." Ariana's latest track is called "Into You" and, of course, it's, once more, a super-sexy dance anthem. And no one expected something different. The lyrics are forgettable and the video tells the story of Ariana going on a sexy desert getaway with some hipster rock dude. Nothing new here, but…

Games

Interviews

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Natasha Khan. What a musician. What an artist. What a woman. I could listen to her songs all day long, all night long, all life long. And sometimes I do. In a recent interview with Pitchfork the Bat for Lashes singer talks about dreams and romance and marriage. And if you're even a small fan of music or love or life at all, then you should read it. Right now. "I'm not really a conventional girl in any way, and…
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Do you remember what your days were like when you were 18 years old? Yep, you were probably still figuring out life in general, studying for your finals and worrying about skin care. Guy and Howard Lawrence of Disclosure are exactly that age, 21 and 18 years old, and they just returned from their sold out US tour and will play at Glastonbury this year, one of the biggest music festivals in the world. These two South Londoners mix UK…

Beauty

African rap-rave group Die Antwoord have released a new mixtape, called "Suck on This." It consists of a couple of new songs and remixes featuring collaborations with strange figures like God or some Black Goat. Dita Von Teese and DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill are also a part of it. Ninja and ¥o-Landi Vi$$er are also currently working on their next album, the follow-up to 2014's "Donker Mag." "About two months ago we found out that rappers in the USA usually drop a free mixtape for their fans before they drop their album," Ninja tells us. "So we thought: Hey, we wanna do that! We thought it would be a fun discipline to remix our most popular shit and make the remixes better than the originals, which was a seemingly impossible task, but you know how we roll." You can either listen to "Suck on This" on SoundCloud or download it for free at DatPiff. "Our style is a little…

Movies

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It was only a matter of time before they decided to make a movie about Edward Snowden, the world’s most famous whistleblower, whose disclosures revealed numerous global surveillance programs, many run by the NSA and the Five Eyes Intelligence Alliance with the cooperation of telecommunication companies and European government. Edward has been variously called a…

Digital

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After the tragic terror attack, where 29-year-old Omar Mateen killed 49 people and injured 53 others inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, a week ago, millions of members and supporters of the worldwide LGBTQ community raised their voices in articles, songs, and videos to make one thing very clear: Free love is the most important thing. And YouTube feels the same way. "Now, more than ever, it’s important that we help accept, love, and celebrate one another," YouTube…
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It's quite important to use a good VPN service nowadays. It lets you not only watch geoblocked videos on YouTube, Netflix or Hulu, but also hides your identity from overly nosy governments, companies or even hackers. I use ZenMate, which costs around $100 per year, on my Mac to get a little bit of my privacy back. But now there seems to be a more cost-effective way to do so. Opera, the company behind the other browser next to Chrome,…

Stories

There was a time in my life when I was absolutely and physically addicted to instant ramen, the cheap and fast Japanese noodle soup that costs a few cents in your local supermarket and is offered in various tastes like shrimp, beef, or duck. The girls and guys over at YouTube channel Great Big Story made a video about one of Japan's best inventions, like, ever. "Most people associate ramen with broke college students, but the story behind these instant noodles is far more surprising," the people behind the channel tell us. "The instant dinner is the brainchild of Momofuku Ando, a Japanese businessman who was on a mission to solve a post-WWII hunger crisis." What a brilliant man that was. What a brilliant, brilliant man. Today, instant noodles are divided into two groups. Cheap noodles with few toppings and expensive ones with many toppings, which are often packed into a pouch. Various kinds of instant noodles are produced, including…

Technology

Anime & Manga

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Yes, "Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4", or more like "Persona 4 Golden" on the PlayStation Vita, is one of my favorite games of all times. Chie Satonaka was my tomboyish girlfriend, Yosuke Hanamura was the best buddy you could possibly have, and Rise Kujikawa was a cute idol with hellish issues. I still love them all - and every minute spent in Inaba is a great one. The eagerly-awaited sequel "Persona 5" already has a release date and now a…
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Fact is: I had to give away good money to fly to Japan, stay in Japan and, yeah, also leave Japan again. It was good money, for real, and I won't regret it ever. But, hey, you could do something totally different. You could just get to Japan, for free, stay in Japan, for free, and, yeah, also leave Japan, for free. There's only one small thing you have to do... The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan currently holds…

Love

Welcome to a new meeting of our Totally Not Creepy Selena Gomez Fan Club. Today we're looking over to women's magazine slash bible Cosmopolitan, where reporter Helin Jung wrote about the nine things Selena Gomez did to get the body she has now. But how? Selena's trainer Amy Rosoff Davis shared all the details. How exciting. We all are very busy people and don't have much time, so I'm going to sum up the nine things Selena Gomez did to get the body she has now. Are you ready? Okay, let's do it. Number one: No weighing. Okay. Number two: No dieting. Okay. Number three: Switch from fast food to whole food. Wow. Number four: Never let your body get bored. Okay. Number five: Stretch. A lot. Okay. Number six: Water, water, water. Okay. Number seven: Sweat it out. Okay. Number eight: Have a healthy body image. Yes. And finally, number nine: Nourish the body and soul. Okay, those things…

Food

Retro

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It's true, "Pokémon" is a huge part of my childhood. I had the best team in my neighborhood and crushed every single dork who tried to hurt my favorite Pokémon like Mew, Mewtwo and even Pikachu. It's been some time since I last played a "Pokémon" game, the last one probably was "Pokémon Crystal" on the Game Boy Color. But now the hype's here again. The latest two "Pokémon" editions, named "Pokémon Sun" and "Pokémon Moon", for the Nintendo 3DS…
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Okay, it's true, "Animal Crossing" is one of these games you either absolutely hate or absolutely love - or you just don't get it. So, there are talking animals with hats, and they live in a village, and you have to care about them while collecting bugs and building houses and planting trees? Yes, yes, that's about it, that's "Animal Crossing." Wow. Nintendo just announced in their latest tweets that "Animal Crossing" is one of the next games (including "Fire…

Freedom

Anna Luisa Ewers is no usual girl, oh no, she's one of Germany's hottest export hits. Born in Freiburg she moved to New York City to intensify her model career. Anna started modeling at 16 in Colombia, where she was an exchange student. "There was a model in my high school," she told Harpeer's Bazaar. "She was like 'You're so pretty. You should come see my agency.'" So Anna says she gave it a shot, thinking, "Well, it's Colombia, of course they like me. I'm blonde, I have boobs." That's how it all started. Now Anna wants you to get fit in the latest Zalando campaign, called #MYMATCH. "Sport is here to stay," the people over at Zalando tell us. "No matter what kind of sport you're into, it's all about having the right gear to reach your goals. Get inspired, get moving – that's #MYMATCH. Take your activewear game up a notch or twi with playful pastels, patterns and…

Sex

Future

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Every year, Monocle Magazine chooses the world's most liveable city, and in 2016 it's, once again, Tokyo. Because of its safety, of its quality of life, of its various offerings. The city of 13 million nurtures a balance of hi-tech efficiency and traditional neighbourhood values – and it’s a combination that wins the Japanese capital the top spot for a second year running. Here are the Top 25 in the right order. 1: Tokyo. 2: Berlin. 3: Vienna. 4: Copenhagen.…
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God knows that I love Takoyaki, love it, love it, love it. What's that, you're asking? Takoyaki are Japanese grilled octopus balls that are crispy on the outside and soft and doughy on the inside. They are slathered with a special sauce, topped with ribbons of mayonnaise and garnished with big flakes of dried bonito. So yummy, so yummy. Love it. Eater, the one-stop-shop for food obsessives across the country, made a new video in New York's popular Japanese restaurant…