“I have to talk to Linda about that,” Drew said. “We look forward to having kids. No screaming rush. We have nieces and nephews that we get a lot of our playtime with, so for now we can get them hopped up on sugar and then pass them back to the parents.” … [Read more...] about Drew Scott Looks Forward to Raising His Future Kids ‘as Feminists’ with Wife Linda Phan
You couldn’t have a film season about New York in the 70s and 80s without including Seidelman’s work. Both Smithereens (1982) and Desperately Seeking Susan capture the zeitgeist of downtown punk-rock Manhattan through the eyes of young, independent women in ways that garnered them instant acclaim and gave them an enduring appeal. Seidelman directed Smithereens a few years after graduating from film school at NYU, and it became the first US-produced independent feature selected for the Cannes film festival. Desperately Seeking Susan was likewise released to critical commendation and has become a cult feminist classic. … [Read more...] about Desperately seeking New York’s grime and glamour
[BYUN JU-YEON]In Debriefings, the Korea JoongAng Daily discusses a topical issue in-depth in a Q&A format. In this Debriefing, we look at a digital sex crime case that has shocked the nation. Police are investigating those behind a ring of pornographic chat rooms who are said to have blackmailed dozens of women and children into making sexual and degrading videos and photos.Covid-19 is not the only virus Korean society is dealing with. Dubbed the “Nth room,” multiple chat rooms on Telegram have reportedly been used to sexually exploit dozens of women and young girls, threatening them to make pornographic, degrading and violent images and videos of themselves and distributing them through the app. An investigation into the Nth room revealed participants had to pay to get access; the more you paid, the more graphic the content. At least 2,000 images or videos of women of all ages - including minors - were shared and distributed in these rooms, the contents of which still … [Read more...] about [DEBRIEFING] ‘Nth room’: A digital prison of sexual slavery
Up the road, the Brancolini Grimaldi gallery is hosting Peter Fraser's new exhibition, A City of the Mind, a portrait of London inspired by Italo Calvino's novel Invisible Cities. Five years in the making, it is an elusive series that focuses on objects – a conch shell, a chandelier, an illuminated volume of Who's Who – all of which add up to an enigmatic whole that reflects the artist's restless imagination more than the city it roams through. Colour and texture are the keys here, and they tend towards the richly evocative. Until 14 July. … [Read more...] about Mishka Henner’s erased images: art or insult?