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Should we criticise musicians for entering high luxury fashion?

Should we criticise musicians for entering high luxury fashion?

Frank Ocean’s new $27,000 USD sex toy reveal has left many fans disappointed and muddled. At what point does a popular musician’s entry into fashion and other high-end avenues become exploitative? Frank Ocean unveiled a $27,000 USD male genital sex toy this week - complete with a nude photography demonstration, obviously - leaving many fans feeling deflated. It’s been six years the release of Ocean’s last full length LP Blonde,...

By London, UK
The Jaguar Foundation reports poor gender equality in dance music

The Jaguar Foundation reports poor gender equality in dance music

A new report titled ‘Progressing Gender Representation in UK Dance Music’ by The Jaguar Foundation finds that the industry is heavily skewed toward male artists. I’m sure you’ve no doubt read or heard about the gender equality problem within the music industry. Whether it’s song writing, performing, festival organising, headline acts, or pretty much anything else, women still continue to be underrepresented across the board, despite many of the...

By London, UK
London Zoo places handbag on display to raise poaching awareness

London Zoo places handbag on display to raise poaching awareness

To make a clear statement about animal poaching and the illegal wildlife trade, the London Zoo has displayed a brown crocodile skin bag where its Siamese crocodiles usually reside. Visiting London Zoo presents an exciting opportunity to observe some of the world’s most elusive creatures without ever having to leave the concrete jungle. What you wouldn’t expect to spot is a designer, crocodile leather handbag positioned behind the layer of glass...

By London, UK
Beyoncé removes ableist slur from new album after backlash

Beyoncé removes ableist slur from new album after backlash

The singer’s decision to withdraw the lyric from her new song ‘HEATED’ has drawn a mixed response.  Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’, a prodigious, 62 minute cacophony of dance and ballroom culture, has revived us – fawning and jubilant – from the slog of an endless heatwave. As we throw our limbs about to these 16 new tracks, it seems queen Bey can do no wrong. Her devoted ‘Beyhive’ – a legion of notoriously...

By Brighton, UK