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…

News

The so-called Islamic State is powered by religious propaganda and false promises. Young men from all around the globe join the terror group to obtain money, women, and even a place in paradise. They kill innocent people for a dream that's not worth dreaming at all. And they recognize the true faces of their false friends only when it's too late. VICE News got footage taken from the headcam of an Islamic State fighter who died in March while battling…
When I first logged into "World of Warcraft" with my classmates in 2005 I played it 12 hours straight, with my night elf warrior whose name I sadly already forgot. I never got that far, I think hardly to level 40, but it was this new digital world full of secrets and treasures and discoveries. When I tried to get back into the game a couple of years ago, everything, even the world, had changed. A couple of fans wanted…

Culture

It's often hard for Muslim teenagers to discover love, freedom, and sexuality while simultaneously feeling responsible for their family, their religion, and some sort of pride. The short film "Hala", where a 16-year-old Muslim American girl falls in love with a guy and attempts to break away from her conservative, religious household by following her heart, wants to describe this dilemma. "My parents emigrated from Pakistan to America over thirty years ago, with the hope of starting a new, better life", director Minhal Baig tells us. "They had hoped they would keep their cultural and religious legacy by raising their children with the same principles and beliefs as the ones with which they grew up. As I reached adolescence, there was a growing rift between my parents and myself. I began to question the faith and the social conservatism with which I had been raised." Hala, played by Californian actress Tess Granfield, kisses, masturbates and has sex. And every free…

Lifestyle

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So, what exactly is going on in Bangladesh, for God’s sake? As the Dhaka Tribune reports, senior editor at Bangladesh’s first LGBT magazine Roopbaan Xulhaz Mannan has been hacked to death in Dhaka, the latest in a series of religiously-motivated killings in the country. The 35-year-old was the founder and editor of the magazine and…

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We’d like to think about this planet as a colorful, creative and sometimes pleasant chaotic place, but even now, in the year 2016, there are are dark spots around the globe, especially in the Middle East. Janna Jihad is nine years old and the so-called youngest journalist in Palestine. She uses the late triumph of…

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Am I a girl? I don’t think so. But I love fresh digital projects made by people who want to dare something new. Like former Teen Vogue editor Casey Lewis and former NYLON editor Liza Darwin who just created a daily non-bullshit newsletter for cool teenage girls. They simply call it Clover – and it’s…

Photography

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The hardworking girls and guys over at popular creative Japanese portal Tokyo Art Beat have published their brand-new Tokyo Art Map for spring 2016. On the new map you can find the coolest art, design and photography events in Tokyo, like Art Fair Tokyo 2016, 3331 Art Fair 2016 or SICF17, where you can see the things you've never seen before - guaranteed! "It’s been a little wait but finally we are glad to announce the release of the Spring…
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Australian photographer Mark Sullivan-Bradley shot Instagram cutie Anna Hudson for models and photographer showcase magazine LIONS. And today we're trying to find out what kind of things Anna loves - just by clicking ourselves through her visually stunning Instagram feed. Will we be surprised? No time to lose, let's find out! Anna loves sneakers made by adidas Originals. And Australia. And London. And Hamburg. And glitter. And bikinis. And jumpsuits. And Häagen-Dazs. And the ocean. And hats. And salad wraps.…

Entertainment

Who's Gigi Hadid, you may ask. Okay, no, you won't, everyone knows who Gigi Hadid is because she's fuckin' everywhere right now. And that's a good thing. She's in music videos, on TV, in YouTube clips - and in a small independent magazine called Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Okay, another lie. It's neither small nor independent. But it's a magazine. Right? Right! Every couple of days the girls and guys over at Sports Illustrated publish videos of girls jumping around in their bikini on some exotic beach on their official YouTube channel. There's no story or reason or deeper background in these clips, it's just girls in their bikinis. And, hey, that's totally fine. Sometimes that kind of entertainment is an absolutely okay kind of entertainment. So, today it's Gigi Hadid jumping around in her bikini. On the beautiful and wide beaches of Bora Bora. They call it "Outtakes". That's Sports Illustrated language for: Ths time the supermodel doesn't just…

Fashion

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You may know Japanese label A Bathing Ape as the brand which recently cooperated with adidas Originals to create a special version of the Superstar, but they have so much more to offer. Founded by Nigo in 1993 in Tokyo, A Bathing Ape became one of the most hyped street style brands of the planet….

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Yesterday marks the three-year anniversary of one of the worst industrial accidents in the international apparel industry. On April 24, 2013, the eight-story Rana Plaza building, outside of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka, collapsed during work hours. More than 1,100 people, most of them employees of several apparel factories housed in the building, were killed. About 2,500…

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Slumber parties may be the girliest thing you can find on this planet. A bunch of girls come together in their pastel pajamas at night, they talk about boys and school and, I don’t know, makeup or stuff like that, and they giggle all the time, drink some beer, smoke some weed and have pillow…

Design

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I love my Game Boy. Not so much as my Super Nintendo though, but when I think about the countless hours I spent sitting in front of my grey little friend, playing classics like Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda - Link's Awakening or, yes, Tetris, I fall into a nostalgic hole no modern game console can fill. For example: I'm a huge fan of my PS Vita, but there are only a handful of good games available. On the other…
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Of course, Sailor Moon is the best anime ever created. Usagi Tsukino and her gang of female and feminist warriors, eating pizza, listening to smooth J-pop and saving the world. Although the world mostly looks like Tokyo, but, hey, who the fuck cares. And yes, of course, once again, I speak of the old '90s TV shows, not this one, clean, strange Crystal reboot. If you want to look like Usagi, Ami, Rei, Makoto or Minako you can either get…

Pop

I went to Tokyo because I thought they eat fresh and healthy and lightly there. And I was right, they do. But I still got fat there, despite the fish and the vegetables and the soy sauce. Why? Because everything tastes great there, absolutely everything! Sushi, ramen, tempura. Even junk food tastes better there. Just put it into my mouth, all day long, all night long. Artist Justine Wong from Toronto wrote a great and awesomely illustrated feature on Lucky Peach about how to spend one delicious day in Tokyo's most popular neighborhoods like Shibuya, Asakusa and Shinjuku. She goes from breakfast (steaming bowl of pillowy rice) to lunch (mochi covered in savory and sweet sauce) to dinner (ramen, ramen and ramen). "In May 2015, I kickstarted '21 Days in Japan: An illustrative Study of Japanese Cuisine', which funded twenty-one days of eating in Japan," Justine tells us. "I documented my meals through one hundred watercolor paintings." You can find…

Music

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It’s almost a week now that Rihanna‘s released her poky new music video called “Needed Me“, directed by “Kids”, “Gummo”, and “Spring Breakers” filmer Harmony Korine. And, yeah, you’re still not satisfied, you want to see more, now, you need a behind the scenes look, like, behind the scenes. Of that poky new music video….

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Beyoncé’s sixth studio album “Lemonade” is now available to buy on iTunes for $17.99. The album itself is a “conceptual project based on every woman’s journey of self-knowledge and healing” and no less bracing in its approach than the associated film on HBO. “Suck on my balls, I’ve had enough,” she sings on “Sorry,” shortly…

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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…

Girls

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The new season of "Game of Thrones" has just started on HBO and, of course, everyone wants to be a part of this pop culture phenomenon. Like the girls and guys over at Vogue Australia who got Mother of Dragons, Moon Of My Life and Princess of House Targaryen Daenerys alias Emilia Clarke to tell them her favorite words in a sensual YouTube video. From A to Z. Within the 10-page feature for Vogue Australia the 29-year-old English actress talks…
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Tokyo is one of the most expensive cities in the world. So it's hardly surprising that young girls look for easy and uncommon ways to make quick money rather than standing in a convenience store all night long. Businessmen of all ages are happy to provide Japanese schoolgirls with a good amount of cash as long as they're willing to offer themselves for so-called "walking dates.” VICE News host Simon Ostrovsky went to one of Tokyo’s busiest neighborhoods, where girls…

World

I went to Paris once, with a girl I had much fun with. We visited the Eiffel Tower, took a look at the Mona Lisa, and ate delicacies, from bloody steaks to sweet ice cream to good beers. Paris is an amazing city, from every perspective. I'd love to see the French capital again soon. But when I go back, I'm gonna do everything Action Bronson did in the latest episode of "Fuck, That's Delicious!" Big Body Bes, Meyhem Lauren, Alchemist and the new king of Hip Hop himself visited a cultural heritage site, flew in a wind tunnel, and ate the best veggie burger in the world. Action Bronson describes the visit as the epitome of the show, a snapshot of cuisine and culture. Paris, as the climax of a delicious journey, seems to be a great choice. Although that's the last episode of "Fuck, That's Delicious" for now, you can watch the whole season again, and much more,…

Arts

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Sure, newspapers are dying, as well as those disgusting tabloids, but print isn’t dead in general, right? This century’s extinction of printed mass media doesn’t mean the death of independent publishers. If anything, it’s the rise of small, passionate niche magazines. And Offscreen editor Kai Brach is here to tell you everything you have to…

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It’s 2016 and we still make fun of hipsters? Yeah, I mean, it’s already kind of a retro thing, isn’t it? Think about the countless hours we spent on trying to understand what exactly hipsters are and why they are and, maybe also, when they are. Maybe that’s why cartoonist, illustrator, and writer for Mad…

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There’s one big question and it’s almost as old as humanity’s sense of decency: Is nudity filthy, dirty, even nasty? Nope, says New York model Melina DiMarco who not only embraces the naked body as art but also believes that it’s imperative to encourage diversity throughout the industry. “The body within a sexual context is…

Sneakers

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Good morning, Sir. Or Madame. Are you heading to the golf course on this beautiful afternoon? Drinking a glass of champagne while lowering your handicap? Splendid! Maybe you want to try out this new, modern shoe Nike just released. It's the perfect so-called "sneaker" for your favourite sport: Golf! Yes? Then let me tell you more about this tremendously looking all-American footwear. Nike is releasing a new snow-white Air Force 1, one of the most iconic designs in the company's…
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Cherry blossoms are everywhere in Japan right now. In yummy ice cream, on even more yummy cakes, at the super yummy clothes of Harajuku hipsters. Sakura is the spring lifestyle of everyone in the land of the rising sun. And there's almost nothing more beautiful than sitting under a cherry tree, watching the pink blossoms everywhere and drinking a sakura flavored Asahi beer. The people over at Puma honor the far-eastern blooms, giving its iconic Suede silhouette the sakura treatment.…

Insider

There was a time when I truly loved Facebook. I once thought about it as this huge global network where I could socialize with creative, inspiring people around the world. I felt more international just by signing up. This must be the gateway to a new universe where everything great happens. That's what I thought at least. And it was awesome. For the first couple of years. I got connected with bloggers from all the over the place, with models and artists and musicians. And not only did they share their work and their songs and their photos but also their feelings, their true feelings. Because it still was this kind of intimate network where only a few people were in those circles. No one was judging you, we were just friends. Fast forwarding to 2016. Most of my contacts started to delete their first posts and images and videos a few years back when they realized that Facebook became…

Travel

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If you ask random people about Japan they usually react with stereotypes all over. They know sushi and sake. Crazy TV shows and manga. And maybe some even mention those vending machines where people can buy used underwear worn by underage schoolgirls. Or middle-aged men. No one really knows. And maybe it’s better if it…

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You’d like to travel to Tokyo, Osaka or Kyoto without wanting to learn even a little bit of Japanese because you believe you’ll have a great time just by using your English language skills? Good luck, fella! Because mark my words: Only Western-oriented hipsters, McDonald’s employees and people at Apple stores understand what you’re trying…

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South Korean music, or just called K-pop by most people, is everywhere right now. 2NE1, G-Dragon and Girls’ Generation are just the tip of the iceberg with several girl bands, boy groups and stylish rappers trying to become the next big thing from Asia. But South Korea is more than just K-pop – and artist…

Stars

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Lykke Li sure is one of my favorite musicians out there. Right next to Bat For Lashes and, yes, I admit it, Taylor Swift. The Swedish artist teamed up with Woodkid for "Never Let You Down", a song that will appear on the "Insurgent" soundtrack. I have no idea what that movie is about, but it sounds like one more of those "Hunger Games" teen novel film adaptions. The track itself is a epic tribute to love and friendship. Still…
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After a 14 year hiatus supermodel Derek Zoolander has made his triumphant return to the runway by bringing his trademark Blue Steel to Paris Fashion Week by crashing Valentino's Women's Collection Fall/Winter 2015-16 event. Together with Hansel ("It's that damn Hansel! He's so hot right now!"), this can only mean one thing: "Zoolander 2" is absolutely happening, in spring 2016. Who could have thought usually quite boring fashion week events would be so much fun... Photo: Paramount Pictures, Video: Valentino

Selection

Wow. TMZ reports that legendary American singer, songwriter and actor Prince Rogers Nelson is dead at age 57. His body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning. Multiple sources connected to the singer confirmed he had passed. Prince became an international superstar in 1982 after his breakthrough album "1999." "It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57," said his publicist Yvette Noel-Schure. Authorities were called to Prince's Paisley Park in Chanhassen shortly after 9:30 a.m. Thursday on a report of a "male down not breathing." Prince was one of the most popular and influential recording artists of his era. His epochal 1984 album, "Purple Rain," featuring a string of hit singles including "When Doves Cry" and "Let’s Go Crazy," sold more than 13 million copies, according to the Recording Industry Association of…

Games

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Supergiant Games, the studio behind indie role-playing games “Bastion” and “Transistor”, just announced their next project called Pyre, which is set to be released in 2017 and come to both PlayStation 4 and Windows PC simultaneously. The fantasy game stars a group of exiles in purgatory who compete against other refugees for freedom. “We’re incredibly…

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Just to be clear here: When the red, blue and yellow versions of Nintendo’s Pokémon franchise were still the hot shit out there, I had the best team ever. I don’t remember all my favorited monsters, but I’m sure Mewtoo, Mew and some dragon type were in it. Doesn’t matter, I won all the fights…

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To celebrate The Legend of Zelda‘s 30th anniversary, the professional modders of Analogue are releasing ten limited edition 24k gold plated Analogue Nt’s. Every unit includes an original, gold colored Legend of Zelda cartridge. And every single one of Analogue’s consoles is designed around the heart and brain of the original Nintendo Entertainment System. “Each…

Interviews

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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…
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Self-proclaimed million dollar misfit Iggy Azalea is probably the cutest girl in the world. Although she swears more often than your alcoholic stepfather. We met 22 year old Australian rapper in Berlin, where she proved how well she masters her passion. The crowd was swept away by a strong ponytail hurling and booty shaking entertainer in some sexy cheerleader outfit. In 2011, she released her mixtape "Ignorant Art" and got attention for her tracks "My World", "Murda Bizness" and "Pussy."…

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Maybe there's a more or less secret challenge between Rihanna and former Disney princess Miley Cyrus over who's able to show her boobs to the biggest audience or whatever, but, hey, I don't mind, to be truly honest here, so why don't we just take a look at Bad Girl RiRi's new music video made by cult filmmaker Harmony Korine? Yes? Okay, here we go... Today marks the unofficial weed celebration day called 4/20, no one really knows why, so every good rapper decides to publish a new track or album or video or something like that today, because weed seems to be the essential part of being a rapper. Rihanna shares her new video named "Needed Me" because she fucking loves weed - and she wants everyone to know that. Like her breasts. Director Harmony Korine became popular thanks to movies like "Kids", "Gummo", and "Spring Breakers" and he turned "Needed Me" into a little gangster flick full of…

Movies

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Oh my God, look at these, these are absolutely adorable! Funko, you may know them from other collections like “Bob’s Burgers“, “Game of Thrones” or “Attack on Titan“, made a few super cute and collectable Sailor Moon vinyl figures for you to put them onto your desk, onto your shelf, onto your whatever. Put them…

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The sixth season of HBO’s bloody fantasy show “Game of Thrones” is just around the corner, so popular girls, beauty and fashion magazine NYLON, which is known for regularely immortalizing the most beautiful humans on its cover, decided to put Maisie Williams aka Arya Stark into an RPG hobby store to prank or surprise or…

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I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready! At least, that’s what SpongeBob SquarePants would say if he was a Game of Thrones junkie like me. Okay, now that I’ve said this, I’m not so sure about SpongeBob not being a fan of that show. Who knows, maybe he’s sitting in his little pineapple, with some popcorn…

Digital

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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,…
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Suddenly, they were everywhere: Fashion blogs. Tavi Gevinson had one, Susanna Lau had one, Bryan Grey Yambao had one. And so did thousands and thousands of young girls and also boys who tried to change the world of fashion out of their bedrooms. Designers began to put them into the front rows of huge shows and suddenly they became stars themselves. Model Alexa Chung tries to relive the rise and fall of fashion blogs in her YouTube show for British…

Stories

Even if you're not really into Japenese pop music, you may remember Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's first track "Pon Pon Pon" from her debut album "Pamyu Pamyu Revolution." It was a viral hit around the globe, with her colorful performance, the crazy characters and a refrain that keeps stuck in your head, like, forever. It even was featured in an episode of The Simpsons. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, with tracks like "Candy Candy", "Invader Invader", and "Fashion Monster", is one of Japan's biggest pop stars. She's a testimonial for adidas Originals, has a huge fanbase on Twitter and she's a big fan of Crayon Shin-Chan, which, what a coinsident, is also one of my favorite animes of all time. "Ass dance is both science and art!" Current Coke face Kiriko Takemura's latest track is called "Sai & Co" and it's the celebration of her fifth anniversary in show business, where she won the MTV Europe Music Award, the Vogue Japan Women of…

Technology

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Being a digital media business is the big thing right now. Like Vox. Or Gawker. Or BuzzFeed. Or Hypebeast. Or VICE. Or Mic. Or whatever Elite Daily is supposed to be. Now former The Verge Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder Joshua Topolsky explains on his Medium blog why most media businesses suck and why they won’t succeed…

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What is life like, if you live in Germany’s biggest not spot, where every cancelled emoji, at sign and email lands? This documentary by o2 shows the story of people living in Germany’s biggest data dead spot, where the internet is not much more than a mysterious legend, Facebook is a vague fairytale told by…

Anime & Manga

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You may remember 5 Centimeters Per Second as one of those heartbreaking gems you could watch over and over and cry again, every fucking single time. Makoto Shinkai's anime movie from 2007 may not be the perfect film, but it's one I think about once in a while, mainly because of the quite special feelings it has to offer. And Makoto's next project wants to carry this feeling to extremes. In Your Name, or Kimi no na wa, popular high…
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For some kids Sailor Moon was not only a great TV show or even their favorite one, the glamorous and colorful adventure around Usagi Tsukino and her best friends was their life, their savior, their reason to not give up. It was this anime and manga which showed kids and teens around the world that it's okay to be strong and different at the same time. 90s Japanese cartoon Sailor Moon broke new ground with its sympathetic portrayal of GLBTQ…

Love

Just look at it! It's a suit, with Pac-Man all over it! You know, sometimes I go on a walk and think about that it's simply not possible to invent something new, something where I just say wow - and mean it. There can't be anything, nothing, never. And then a company called OppoSuits makes this suit. The best suit. With Pac-Man all over it. Wow. "The little yellow man with the big mouth finally has his own suit", the official shop page reads. "And what a suit it is. Take a bow for the one and only true king of arcade gaming: PAC-MAN™, an instant OppoSuits classic!" Usually, I read press releases and all that kind of shit and think: Yeah, sure, whatever, tell me something new. But this time... Wow. Just wow. Christopher Bickel wrote: "For the stylish young man stricken with Pac-Man Fever, Opposuits offers this sharp-cut jacket with matching pants and tie covered in Pac-Man graphics.…

Food

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You think you’re hungry? You think you’re hungry? Wait, I’ll ask you once more: You, think, you’re, hungry?! Then you should head to Japan right now: Popular fast food chain Lotteria brings the “全部のせバーガー“, or “With Everything Burger”, to its restaurants across the country. What’s so damn special about that particular burger, you may ask….

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Sushi’s my favorite food of all foods – of every food. I could eat sushi all day long. Sushi made out of salmon, sushi made out of squid, sushi made out of eel, sushi made out of mackerel – and sushi made out of tuna. Combine them all and give them to me, here and…

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Are normal cheeseburgers too boring for you? Do you need something new, something dangerous, something hot, something very, very hot? Don’t you worry: The girls and guys over at famous fast food restaurant Burger King have you covered. Their latest and limited sandwich invention named “Angriest Whopper” wants to give you some kind of special…

Retro

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If you need a reason to go outside more often, you know, like, in front of your house or something like that, then Niantic, the company behind the augmented-reality massively multiplayer online location-based mobile game (wow) Ingress, has you covered. They just released a first look at the upcoming Pokémon GO game, where you can catch Pokémon in the real world aka outside. "We’re thrilled to provide a peek into Pokémon GO," the development team tells us. "Pokémon GO represents…
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The Super Nintendo is my favorite video game console of all time, from all times. I played Chrono Trigger, Super Mario World and Secret of Mana like a little zombie. In the morning, in the evening, at night. And in between. Donkey Kong Country, oh my God, The Legend of Zelda - A Link To The Past, wow, Terranigma, unbelievably awesome! I want to be buried next to my SNES, that's for sure! A few hours ago, Nintendo announced the…

Freedom

Scandinavia seems to be the new hot spot for great streetwear and urban culture. Sweden is widely known for its minimalist lifestyle and alternative priorities, so it's hardly surprising that Northern Europe dictates this year's fashion and inspires others to follow them. And New Black, born in Gothenburg and based in Stockholm, is one of the most noticeable candidates to do so. Gothenburg, an industrial city on Sweden’s rainy west coast, is known for its grimy climate. Andreas Undén and Elias Gillberg met on the train tracks. Graffiti became the foundation of a 15-year-old friendship. The creativity, humour and cheeky charm of graffiti are the foundations of New Black. Founded by the two friends in 2011, New Black has become one of streetwear’s most exciting brands. New Black's latest fashion collection is classic streetwear with a twist. New to the season are pastel spring colors in pink-and-beige palettes. New Black wants to be a brand that starts conversations, worn by…

Sex

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Do you remember that neverending coverage of female-friendy porn and all that kind of shit? Like, girls need love and stories and conversations and massages and slowly filmed scenes in porn to be able to cum in the first place? Truth is, that’s all bullshit, according to Pornhub, the more or less official sex research…

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Forget your girlfriend, the latest (and possibly also last) level of human evolution is just around the corner: Virtual reality porn. 2016 is the year where everyone is trying to sell you VR devices. Some amazing, some probably quite terrible. Steam with HTC Vive, Sony with PlayStation VR, Samsung with Gear VR, Google with Google…

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Sex toys are as old as humanity itself, so it’s no wonder that companies around the world are not only trying to make more modern pleasure utensils for a better sex life but also turn them from dirty secrets into proud lifestyle products. A British label called MysteryVibe wants to become the “Apple of pleasure“,…

Future

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When it comes to Japanese pop music, Utada Hikaru is my personal queen. I own every one of her albums, singles, and remixes. Tracks like Final Distance, Goodbye Happiness and Deep River are on my list of all time favorites, I would have given everything to see her live, once, somewhere, anywhere. But a couple of years ago she just disappeared... Now Utada Hikaru, the official queen of my Japanese heart, is back, with two songs. Both are theme songs…
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The girls and guys over at Maison Kitsuné are going to release a new spring capsule called Reishiki, which is Japanese and means something like “bowing ceremony” in English. With their new sweatshirts, sweaters, T-shirts, swimming shorts, black belts, dresses, tote bags and baseball caps, Maison Kitsuné pays homage to its Japanese roots. Chinese photographer and rebel Ren Hang, who we've already featured right here, immortalized the clean, minimalist designs that draw inspiration from the traditional garb worn by judokas,…