News

Pizza and weed. I don't need more for a happy life. Just pizza and weed. And maybe some beer. Pizza, weed, and beer. And maybe a good show on Netflix. Pizza, weed, beer, and "Gilmore Girls." And, okay, maybe someone for sex. No kissing, no talking, just some quick sex, while Rory talks to Lorelai about school or love or shot. Yeah. Pizza, weed, beer, "Gilmore Girls," and some guy. Cool. But, and here's the big but: According to University…
Are you living in the woods, totally by yourself, with a wary dog and some vegetables growing outside your little hut, because you're afraid that your mobile phone tracks you and spies at you, that Google and Apple and the NSA want to know who you are, who your friends are, and what your plans may be? Are you dangerous or do you just want some privacy? Barack Obama's best friend Edward Snowden is here to help you out. A…

Culture

Bruna Reis is an 18-year old photographer based in Brazil. She has something like two years of experience in the somehow quite stunning world of photography and she's doing a degree in History of Art at the university nowadays. Some of Bruna's works were published in Vogue Italy, Sticks and Stones and Nakid Magazine among other things. The series "Plastic Orgastic," in collaboration with art director Juliana Rodrigues, intents to present the female body in a sexual context but without the most common senses of sensuality represented in nudity. Her current muse is Instagram newcomer Bruna Leal who seems to love balloons, candles, and champagne - at least if you're looking at the attached video. Bruna's expressions within the scenography and the plastic aesthetic bring an atmosphere which is not compatible with a caricatural and sexual sense of sensuality. The emphasis is in the displaced figural representation of the female orgasm, duo the nudity itself. Sounds kinda deep. You can…

Lifestyle

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According to the prestigious British newspaper The Guardian and a new major survey of 14-year-olds for the Department for Education, depression, sadness, and anxiety among teenage girls in England have risen. The symptoms have increased from 33 percent to 37 percent since 2005. The affected girls feel unhappy, worthless, and unable to concentrate. “Children’s mental…

Photography

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Say hello to Sarah Nicole Harvey, a 20-year-old muse, model, visual artist and photographer based out of Toronto, Canada. And nope, she's no "Pretty Little Liars" character. At least I don't think she is. But who knows nowadays, am I right? Sarah has over three years experience in the industry from shooting bridal and beauty to artistic nude and high fashion. Sarah has been published as a model and photographer internationally with Vogue Italy, L'oreal Pro Canada, Boathouse Stores, Nakid…
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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,"…

Entertainment

When it comes to fashion in all its forms, colours, and glory, Far Eastern metropolis Tokyo is a huge and monstrous universe full of small and big clothing shops, hidden vintage stores, and independent galleries. Old places close and new ones open up all the time, and it's interesting to see where the cool kids of Japan's capital city really hang out. One of the new stores in town is called Banny and it opened its doors just recently in the heart of Shibuya, one of Tokyo's nicest districts when it comes to fashion, music, and pop culture in general. Of course we insisted on being a part of Banny's store opening night, to see some good friends and the shop's quite fashion-conscious visitors. And there was pizza! Banny is part vintage and part new stuff from around the world. Magazines, sneakers, bags, even toothpaste. You can follow their owners on Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr. And if you're in Tokyo,…

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

If you think about Japanese television, you automatically have totally crazy game shows in your head where half-naked business men are trying to save a pink painted orange out of an electrocuted transparent shark tank while members of some J-pop band are laughing histerically in the background, just to win some yen to cover the lost pride. Wow, what's up with my brain today? Truth is: Most part of Japanese television is just food shows, not too exciting news, and documentaries about mountains, cars - and more food. But there's still hope to see a much more funnier part of Japanese culture. The secret is: television commercials. If you think your local ads are totally humorous and witty, think again. They're not. The king of TV ads is Japan. Undefeated. So, what do we have here? A Yeti loving coke fighter in the desert. Some dancing ice cream boy group. A very brave business girl. A trippy Kyary Pamyu Pamyu…

Music

Girls

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China's a strange country, in mostly every aspect. Especially when it comes to cultural and technological differences. Young Chinese are caught in a strange world between Western achievements and national solidarity, between foreign beauty ideals and Asian pride, between countless opportunities and local realities. China's a huge, secretive parallel society. Teens in China don't use Facebook. They don't use Twitter. And they don't use Snapchat. When it comes to online communities, they have their own huge social networks. And with…
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I envy people who have enough time to play video games as if there's no tomorrow. A few rounds of "Counter-Strike" here, some in-depth experience of "The Witcher 3" there, garnished with a quick walk to catch some colourful creatures in "Pokémon GO," beat the high scores in "Bejeweled," "Clash of Clans," and "Fallout Shelter," and complete the day with some raids in "World of Warcraft." If you love video games in all its glory, there's one place to be,…

World

As someone who doesn't live in the United Stated of America, I honestly can't tell if the potential presidency of Donald Trump is just a huge national inside joke, like hating on Canada or preferring miles over kilometres or... I don't know... Drake, or if that's you're fucking serious. Donald Trump is not only a walking and breathing gag, he's a danger to the whole world. Seriously. John Oliver of HBO's remarkably brilliant show "Last Week Tonight" reviewed the Democratic National Convention which was fraught with problems, and, of course, he also had to say something about Donald Trump who, because he's more racist than brain, just thought it would be a good idea to criticize a slain Muslim soldier's parents. Because... hey... everyone should do that once in a while. "Go look at the graves of brave patriots who died defending the United States of America," Khizr Khan, father of an American Muslim soldier killed in Iraq, said, directly…

Arts

Sneakers

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PUMA just announced the comeback of the iconic silhouette, the PUMA Clyde. Returning after five years, the PUMA Clyde has been inspired by a milestone in the brand’s rich sporting history and modernized through exciting new colourways and textures. This icon is a staple for any true sneakerhead. And they made some quite special editions as well, called Clyde OG Flag. Originally created in 1973, the PUMA Clyde quickly became the sports sneaker of the 70s. Walt Frazier, whose quick…
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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…

Insider

Video games were one of the greatest inventions of the late 20th century - and the best ones used to be from Japan. "Super Mario Bros.," "The Legend of Zelda," or "Pokémon" - they all influenced the lives of millions of young people from around the world. But you don't have to be Nintendo to make video games. You just have to be patient. And brave. And a little bit crazy. Anne Ferrero is such a huge gaming nerd that she made a whole documentary about the Japanese indie game scene. "Over the last few years, the Japanese game industry has been compelled to acknowledge the stride of influential indie game creators," she tells us. "The surge of passion behind this new scene was further promoted with the Tokyo Game Show exhibiting a booth with indie game creators as its main feature for the very first time in 2013. I wanted to discover what is driving this shift towards indie…

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

You may know Amuse as one of those numerous VICE sub-sites, like Motherboard, i-D or Broadly, where no one really knows what's the difference between any of those, but, hey, they made a party, right here in New York City, and while I can't speak for you guys, I won't complain about that. Because a party's a party. Even if it's one of those parties. The event took place at the SIXTY Lower East Side’s rooftop bar, Tiki Tabu. The party consisted of a DJ set by Mia Moretti, while folks included Theophilus London, who did a surprise performance, models Jason Santore, Paloma Elsesser, Naomi Shimada, John Tuite, Emily Rappe, Matthew Foley, Roze Traore, and R&B artists NADER, Liana Bank$, and Gabrielle Ross celebrated. And there was a poolside VIP screening of "Take Three," a romantic drama starring Allison Lanier and Wesley Davis by director Ismail Shallis. "The boutique hotel is already like a film set, a perfectly crafted environment…

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

No, I'm not talking about spammy newsletters, made by people who should rot in hell more sooner than later. I'm talking about really well-crafted, superb curated, and nicely designed newsletters. Loved by those who make them and loved even more by those who have subscribed to them. Even those newsletters suck. But why? Because email sucks. In general. That's why. Liza Darwin and Casey Lewis are two cool girls from Brooklyn who aimed to make the world better for other cool girls. So they decided to create a daily newsletter called Clover where they put great stories, nice photos, and interesting social media activities into one passionate project. But, guess what, even though their newsletter is one of the best ones around, they realized something. Correct: Newsletters suck. Even for folks who really, really love them. "When we decided we wanted to start a new publication for teenage girls, and we knew we didn’t want to go the most obvious…

Movies

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

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…

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…

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British Prime Minister David Cameron just stepped down after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Tearful David, with his wife by his side, made the announcement in a statement outside Downing Street after the final result was announced. He said he would attempt to "steady the ship" over the coming weeks and months. David Cameron campaigned to remain in the European Union but the public rejected his arguments and chose to leave the EU by 51.9 percent to 48.1 percent. Speaking to reporters outside Downing Street, David said a new leader would be in place by the Tory party conference in October. Meanwhile, the European Pound crashes to its lowest levels in 31 years. "The British people have voted to leave the European Union and their will must be respected," David said while giving a press conference. He called it "an instruction that must be delivered" as also thanked his supporters and congratulated Leave campaigners for their…

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

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…

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…