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Nakhane’s ‘New Brighton’ is built on strong foundations

31 January 2019

Many people only became aware of the name Nakhane after his role in the controversial, if critically acclaimed film Inxeba (The Wound) but this musician and actor had been making waves locally long before Inxeba’s release – and he is now also garnering international attention. So much, in fact, that he recently released a new […]

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Troye Sivan: a story of style

31 January 2019

Troye Sivan’s rise to fame seems to have been somewhat mercuric, but the young actor and singer has been around for longer than you might think. Sivan’s first movie role was as the young James Howlett in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. After playing the titular character in the film adaptation of John van de Ruit’s Spud […]

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The Love and Lies of Rukshana Ali is a queer YA novel for teens of all ages

31 January 2019

The offering of young adult novels that deal with queer themes has never been as big as it is now. Gone are the days of teens scouring the library for something they can actually relate to (do teens even frequent the library at all, though?). If you know a teenager only recently coming to terms […]

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‘Sorry Angel’ is a tale of love before all the apps

31 January 2019

Directed by Christophe Honoré, Sorry Angel is a love story set in the early 90s. Jacques (played by Pierre Deladochamps) is an HIV-positive writer in his early 40s struggling with writer’s block. On a work-related trip to Rennes where a production of one of his plays is on stage, he meets young, bisexual and bookish […]

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Empire star Jussie Smollet attacked in apparent racist and homophobic hate crime

30 January 2019

Jussie Smollet, star of the TV show Empire, has been attacked in Chicago while walking down a street early on Tuesday, 29 January. The incident occurred at about 2AM on Tuesday, as Smollet headed back after getting food, following his arrival in Chicago from New York late on Monday evening. He was approached by two […]

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Clothes as the bricks that build a home

30 January 2019

The Home We Carry is a photography project by artist Glenda Lissette, in which she lets the focus fall on the bodies and clothing of women, men and non-binary people from the Chicago arts scene. As a bisexual woman of colour and an immigrant in America today, Lissette says that clothes have always been her […]

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