For the possession of what we love is an even greater joy than love itself

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Fischerspooner

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"The video celebrates a pop aesthetic typically reserved for the female archetype and liberates the male form to be sexual, expressive and fearless,” Casey Spooner says of new video Top Brazil. Watch.


Top Brazil is out now.

A cathedral, a wave of a storm, a dancer's leap, never turn out to be as high as we had hoped

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Karnage

BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE
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KAOS favourite Karnage is back. Watch - and listen.


Hoe Diaries is out now.

Facts do not find their way into the world in which our beliefs reside - they did not produce our beliefs, there, they do not destroy them


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Jussie Smollett

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Jussie Smollett's debut album, Sum of My Music drops in March. Here's his latest video, Freedom. Get it.


Freedom is out now.

As long as men are free to ask what they must, free to say what they think, free to think what they will, freedom can never be lost and science can never regress



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Troye Sivan

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Troye Sivan hooks up with gay porn star Justin Brody for his latest video. Get it.


My My My! is out now.

Discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes

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In The Dark

Agay college student, Austin, is hiding his sexuality from everyone in his life, until he meets Eric.

Austin is instantly attracted to Eric's comfort in who he is. When they start a relationship, Austin may have to choose between keeping Eric in his life or keeping his secret.

Luke Nelson and Sarah Flores direct writer Ryan Beene's short film In The Dark, starring Daniel Saunders and Ryan Beene.


... from the moment when they were in love, it was superfluous to obey them, since they would only be more in love later on

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Jeff Darko

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“My vision with this song is to empower humanity,” Jeff Darko says about his latest work. “Growing up, I was surrounded with so much negativity which still exists today. It took me time and experience to be able to shift environments… I simply want to use this song as a weapon to equip anyone going through any kind of struggle and soar above any challenges.” It's Dynamite. Get it.


Dynamite is out now.

A picture’s beauty does not depend on the things portrayed in it

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...to Love

'How do you say goodbye... to Love?'

Is it better to have loved and lost? And how do we deal with the pain?

This is an experimental film by Leon Lopez, designed as a multi screen work to be played over two screens. Dealing with themes to do with grieving, loss and loneliness, it stars Steven Cole and Lisa Gorgin.



Inviolable solitude

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Karnage

BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE
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Fierce Productions, a collaboration between artist Ajamu and Hakeem Kazeem, captures the fierceness of KAOS favourite Karnage. Watch.


Hoe Diaries is out now.

Each artist seems thus to be the native of an unknown country, which he himself has forgotten, different from that from which will emerge, making for the earth, another great artist




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Nakhane

BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE
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Here's the frighteningly talented Nakhane (Inxeba), live. The song is You Will Not Die, also the title of his forthcoming second album. Get it.


Inxeba is out now.
Brave Confusion is out now.
You Will Not Die is out in March.

We may talk for a lifetime without doing more than indefinitely repeat the vacuity of a minute

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Bruno Mars

BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE
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In case you didn't get the memo, the '90s are back. It's Bruno Mars. Get it.


Finesse is out now.

Only that which is absent can be imagined

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Only imagination and belief can differentiate from the rest certain objects, certain people, and can create an atmosphere

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Because happiness alone is good for the body; whereas sorrow develops the strength of the mind

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Jonathan Chanutomo

A r t
S k o o l
A r t  i s  n o t  a  t h i n g ,  i t  i s  a  w a y .

The most exclusive love for a person is always a love for something else

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Everything that seems imperishable tends to extinguishment

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Can you give me your solemn oath - as a foreigner?

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Albert Finney leads a glamour all-star cast in Sidney Lumet’s brilliant adaptation of Agatha Christie’s mystery classic; Murder On The Orient Express (1974).

It’s all luxury, glamour and gorgeous cinematography mixed with a touch of murder and set to a sumptuous Oscar nominated score by Richard Rodney Bennett. A brilliant homage to old fashioned Hollywood glamour that will be sure tickle your holiday spirit!  Steve Hayes

...my house contains every useless thing in the world. it lacks only the one essential, a piece of sky like this one...

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Maybe they just oughta leave it the way it is. Kind of a shrine to all the bullshit in the world

DEADMALL
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"I thought we were building something where people could work and live and be safe!" Paul Newman berates William Holden in The Towering Inferno. The fate of these zombie malls isn't as dire as that of the Glass Tower, but the sentiment is apt. There's something desperately sad about zombie shopping malls: failed businesses, lost jobs; the collapse of a whole way of life.

Dan Bell's Dead Mall series on YouTube is a wondrous thing. He documents American shopping malls in their death throes - and sometimes (in the case of the vast Rolling Acres Mall) long after their demise - in this fascinating, funny, and deeply melancholic series. He's an engaging and informative guide, enhancing his tours with eerie and evocative "vaporwave" music.

Some of the malls Bell has featured have already been demolished. That's a shame in itself. "Maybe they just oughta leave it the way it is," Paul Newman says at the end of The Towering Inferno. "Kind of a shrine to all the bullshit in the world." You said it, chief.

The universe is true for us all and dissimilar to each of us

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His nature was really like a sheet of paper that has been folded so often in every direction that it is impossible to straighten it out

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Josh Rivers

Why I'm glad Josh Rivers got what he deserved

Until the news of his downfall broke, I hadn't heard of Josh Rivers. I stopped buying magazines like Gay Times - aimed at a privileged, white, gay elite - years ago. Not only did its content (empty consumerism and puff pieces for straight pop culture "icons") bear no relation to my life, but... the internet. (KAOS compared GT to The Tenth in 2015. Check it out.)

Not knowing much about Rivers didn't stop me from revelling in Schadenfreude. When I read his vile Tweets, I wasn't in the least bit surprised - not even that someone in his position had been caught with his pants down. The nasty, foul mouthed vitriol is exactly what I expect from Rivers and his sneering, entitled ilk: those cocktail-sipping, preening, jerks all too often held up as the gay archetype. Overlooked in Rivers' torrent of bile is an issue that's often overlooked in the LGBT community: class hatred, or, if you like, plain snobbery. Racism in the gay community is finally getting the attention it deserves. Now we need to look at classism.


Once, at work, apropos of nothing, a gay man called me a "fucking immigrant". I can hear Josh Rivers saying that, to the barman at his favourite haunt, the cashier at the Waitrose he shops at, or the guy working in the Tube station. Men like Rivers hate the working class. So it was depressing to see the likes of Topher Campbell defending Rivers on the BBC's Newsnight programme. Yes, black people in positions of power are held to a higher level of scrutiny than white people, but that doesn't mitigate the fact that Rivers did do exactly what he's been accused of. And claiming that he's been sacked, whilst the likes of Boris Johnson (another poisonous bigot) is still in a job is disingenuous. Campbell should be more concerned with the black gay men Rivers has let down, the ones who don't have Rivers' money and status.

Rivers' apology (if we can call it that) is self indulgent and self serving. Apparently, Rivers deserves a round of applause because he's "grown" (Rivers wrote these Tweets in his mid 20s, not his mid teens). In fact, what these unguarded tweets show is his real self, not the airbrushed politician he's presented in his role as LGBT spokesman.

Something ugly crawled out from beneath that veneer of superficial beauty, and Rivers takes his place in the company of fellow monsters: the Thiels and Yiannopoulos' of this world. He got found out.
 
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