PhotoEspaa: where glamour meets grit in pictures

The work of nearly 300 photographers and visual artists is on display at venues across Madrid and six other cities for this years festival USSR in Construction magazine, from the exhibition Avant-garde and Propaganda, Russian Books and Magazines from the Archivo Lafuente 1913-1941 at Crculo de Bellas Artes. International Womens Day march, Madrid, 2019 by Donna Ferrato. From the exhibition Holy at Crculo de Bellas Artes Among the many highlights is a comprehensive overview of photography projects by Stephen Shore, Josef Koudelka, Lewis Baltz, Sophie Ristelhueber and Raymond Depardon, who were officially commissioned to chart the changing landscapes of From the series Like by Eduardo Nave, at Galera Juan Sili Esauira, 2012 by Leila Alaoui from The Moroccans at Casa …

Get on one, comrade! The story of Russias post-Soviet rave scene

For a brief period in the early 90s, anything seemed possible for the pioneers of a new youth culture. But as a new film reveals, things didnt turn out quite as hoped In 1991, the Soviet Union finally crumbled under the weight of its own contradictions. As the walls came tumbling down, it looked as though a space was finally opening up for young people to express themselves after the crushing conformity of the communist years. For us it was awesome when the Soviet Union fell, because we could fool around, says artist Illya Chichkan. And thats exactly what we did. We experimented with psychedelics and psychotropics. We tried everything. Rave promoter tsky was equally optimistic: It looked like the …

Liam Gallagher: As It Was review rock’n’roll rebel grows up

The charismatic swagger remains, but this disarming portrait of the former Oasis singer reveals a newfound humility Bros raised Liam Gallagher to respond: strange days indeed. This disarming portrait of pops pre-eminent monobrow picks up where Oasiss toxic 2009 tour. As It Was follows Liam through a challenging transition period. Their familiar braggadocio is still on display within five minutes, the films subject can be heard declaring I know how great I am but the opening half-hour describes the failures of multiple projects close to the singers heart: rebound band Pretty Green, the dissolution of his Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

While You Were Offline: The Saga of Trump’s Tax Returns Rages On

Hello. Yes, it's time once again for While You Were Offline, WIRED's deep dive into everything the internet has been talking about over the past week. What'd you miss? Well, apparently tensions are rising between the US and Iran, and North Korea is missile testing again. Oh, there's also the US-China trade war that's brewing. In terms of more pleasant distractions, last week the name Archie became a thing again, although to be honest, Archie's been a thing again for a while now. Oh, and the Met Gala brought camp to a mainstream audience that apparently didn't understand what camp was and maybe still doesn't understand it now. Regardless, Billy Porter and Ezra Miller looked amazing. And finally, an errant …

Gaga and Bradley set the meme-osphere and our loins ablaze this week with their Oscar’s performance All the Memes

Image: MASHABLE COMPOSITE; HBO, NETFLIX, KFC, WIKIMEDIA COMMONS, GETTY IMAGES/AMY SUSSMAN, GETTY IMAGES/GARY MILLER, GETTY IMAGES/JEFF KRAVITZ, vicky leta / mashable May is National Masturbation Month, and we’re celebrating with Feeling Yourself, a series exploring the finer points of self-pleasure. So far, 2019 hasn’t been a particularly sexy year. When you think about, we’ve all had to watch a lot of straight-up nonsense go down. Green Book won the Oscar for Best Picture, Jeff Bezos’ “sexts” leaked, and Sonic the Hedgehog got a full set of human teeth, for goodness sake. Gross! A bunch of this year’s pop culture moments have been genuinely disappointing, but we’re not going to let that harsh our self-love vibes. From sexy fashion statements and …

The Met Gala’s 2019 red carpet was one extra, extra affair

Lady Gaga stole the show four times at the 2019 Met Gala in New York City.Image: Theo Wargo/WireImage Forget the pretenders: The Met Gala is the red carpet of all red carpets. Well, technically, pink carpets. The fundraiser, held at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, continued its reputation of hosting the most out-there, challenging looks on Monday night, with the likes of Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Jared Leto, and Zendaya just a few of the many highlights from the event. This year’s Met Gala theme, Camp, was a perfect match for the event’s history of the wild and unapologetically garish. It’s based on a 1964 essay by Susan Sontag, who came to define Camp as a “love of the …

The Case Against Watching the Rest of Game of Thrones

First, a fair warning: This piece has Game of Thrones spoilers. If you didn't watch last night and don't want to know what happens, close this tab. Now that they are gone, and it's just us, the shell-shocked, left to consider last night's 1.5-hour episode,, let's talk honestly: That sure felt like a finale, didn't it? Laura Hudson Game of Thrones Recap: The Problem With Prophecies Laura Hudson Game of Thrones Recap: That's What Death Is Laura Hudson Game of Thrones Premiere Recap: Jon Snow Still Knows Nothing The Night King, the supervillain, evil incarnate, the threat to all humanity is … dead. He was killed in spectacular fashion in episode three of the final season. With his death, the …

People are slamming famous punk rocker for complaining about the homeless. But he’s got a good reason.

Homeless people  in Venice Beach by Malingering / Flickr Los Angeles is experiencing a homelessness epidemic with the number of unhoused people rising 75% over the past six years. About 54,000 of the city’s four million residents are currently experiencing homelessness and the root cause is the city’s lack of affordable housing. According to LAist, since 2000, renter incomes have decreased by 3% while rents have gone up 32%. The city recently created a quarter-cent increase in its sales tax to fund programs to help house these residents, but encampments are still popping up throughout the city. Venice Beach, a swanky West L.A. neighborhood famous for its eccentric residents, has seen one of the largest increases in unhoused people. Shell …

This robotic roommate wants to help lonely young people keep in touch with their friends

Image: vicky leta / mashable I lost all my friends nine years ago.  It was my own fault. I hooked up with a friend’s boyfriend and instantly regretted it. I betrayed a friend I really cared about and nothing I could say or do would erase what I’d done. When our entire friendship group eventually found out, one by one, friends began dropping like flies. Some sent messages to tell me they knew what I’d done, and others simply faded away. This moment is, to date, the most shameful of my life.  Nearly a decade later, I still have an unconquerable urge to know how these former friends of mine are doing. So, I look them up on Google, Facebook, …

Men’s makeup brands are discreet and all over Instagram

It's not a fancy pen, it's a concealer stick.Image: Stryx Nestled on my Instagram feed between a picture of a high school friend living their adult life and one of the Kardashians (they’re starting to blur together), was a sponsored post for “makeup for men” entitled War Paint. As I sat there watching the ad jump to life— a tattooed man covering his well-lit skin with a black beauty blender— I couldn’t get over the fact that it’s literally called “War Paint.” Over time, I scrolled into more of these sponsored ads, like a weasel wandering into well-laid traps. Granted, I’m a gay guy who’s been wearing makeup since high school; some tinted moisturizer here, some blush there, but makeup …