Peaches on her post-human sex toy art show: ‘It’s disturbing but a lot of fun’

The pop provocateur has created an artwork in which an army of fleshies, or masturbation devices, seek sexual liberation. She talks us through its deeper meanings Best known for her vagina bodysuits and sexually charged lyrics, Peaches seems an unlikely art-world darling. But in 2007, the French artist Sophie Calle asked the electropunk queen to respond, in the form of a song, to a breakup email Calle had received. The work was one of 100 that appeared in Calles show …

Love Yourself more: K-pop band BTS take ‘extended break’ to ‘enjoy life’

Fans send best wishes as hugely successful Korean group say they want to recharge and refresh The hugely successful statement issued at midnight on Sunday that BTS would take their first official break from recording and performing since they formed six years ago. Hundreds of thousands of fans who refer to themselves as the BTS army left messages of support on the bands to the anger of womens and LGBT rights campaigners and Seoul in October. BTSs phenomenal global popularity …

Unleash the sesh gremlins! Sunset Campout, California’s clubbing paradise

With its mix of hippies, techno heads and hikers, this party deep in Californias gold rush country has resisted creeping commercialisation The narrow road to Belden Town, California (population: 22), careens through hairpin turns, down a thousand feet of craggy grey stone to the white-tipped rushes of the Feather River. The only other vehicle for miles is a train running parallel, barrelling through tunnels blown into the mountainside. During the gold rush of the 1800s, a few boomtowns sprang up …

Eddie Hearn defends Joshua v Ruiz Jr rematch in Saudi Arabia

Eddie Hearn has defended the decision to stage Anthony Joshuas WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jnr in Saudi Arabia despite the backlash from human rights organisations and predicted that the negative publicity could make more people watch the fight Eddie Hearn has defended the decision to stage Anthony Joshuas WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia despite the backlash from human rights organisations and predicted that …

‘The show needed to come back’: how Drake rescued the druglords of Top Boy

It was Britains answer to The Wire. But the gang drama was dead until the rapper stepped in and pitched it to Netflix. Its stars and writer talk grime, gentrification and Boris Johnsons Britain I told them I was on my way out to meet some singer called Drake, says writer Drake was a fan of Top Boy, Bennetts Channel 4 drama about the lives of drug dealers and residents on a fictional Hackney estate called Summerhouse. He had been …

People Can’t Calm Down About Taylor Swift Dancing To Her Own Song

The singer threw a party over the weekend in celebration of her whopping 10 MTV Video Music Award nominations, and the resulting footage has, unsurprisingly, gone viral. Clips of Swift dancing in a sequined dress to her own song, “You Need To Calm Down,” have been circulating and giving fans their “new aesthetic.”  Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ;

How reality TV produced a new generation of presenters

But in an industry which is so difficult to succeed in, what qualities might they need to connect with viewers? Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption Ovie Soko presented a cooking segment with Ruth Langsford on This Morning last week Rylan Clark-Neal, for example, has become one of TV’s most familiar faces since he first appeared as an X Factor contestant in 2012. As that year’s novelty contestant, his career could easily have gone the same way as Wagner and Honey …

No Logo at 20: have we lost the battle against the total branding of our lives?

Twenty years on from the book that analysed the growing political power of superbrands Some political books capture the zeitgeist with such precision that they seem to blur the lines between the page and the real world and become part of the urgent, rapidly unfolding changes they are describing. On 30 November 1999, mere days before the publication of Naomi Kleins debut, No Logo, the epochal Campaign marking the tenth anniversary of the 1997 general election, was perhaps the most …

How bad is the trade war? This week will provide some clues

London (CNN Business)1. State of play: The trade fight between the United States and China is getting worse. This week, investors could get a reality check on what that means for economies and companies. “Looking ahead, the outlook for German exporters is clearly in the hands of the United States and China,” said Carsten Brzeski, ING’s chief economist in Germany. Industrial production and GDP growth for the eurozone will be published Wednesday. Big name corporate earnings could also shed light …

The story of The Dress: how a 40 Zara frock stole the summer

This years unexpected viral fashion hit is suitable for all weathers and sizes, as comfortable as a nightie and currently unavoidable. But why are its fans so happy to be seen in the same outfit as someone else? The dress is very good friends with leather jackets, red lipstick, Birkenstocks, Veja trainers, totes and cross-body shoulder bags. It does not have time for the performance of modern femininity an embarrassment of Lycra, neon and scratchy lace. It can be worn …