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Arts+Culture States of Independence

Porn performer or prima ballerina? They aren't so different

How do porn laws and ballet relate? Stoya breaks it down with a look into the life of nineteenth century dancer Emma Livry

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Arts+Culture States of Independence

Stoya selects Zak Smith

From MoMA to Pornhub: Stoya big ups her favourite US artist and skin flick star Zak Smith

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Arts+Culture Pop Quiz

States Pop Quiz #16: Stoya

The alt porn star stages a subversive Pop Quiz takeover – we're talking greasy food joints, being home-schooled and why there's no point feeling guilty about pleasure

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Arts+Culture Longread

The Black Panthers' culture minster on a life chasing pigs

As Minister of Culture for The Black Panthers, Emory Douglas’s revolutionary art was a key part of the push towards black empowerment. His legacy has been forgotten – until now

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VOWS TO FIGHT BACK

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Arts+Culture Longread

Le Corbusier: architecture's master modernist

The untold story of Le Corbusier – the hard-living master of modern architecture

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Arts+Culture Lightbox

Dan Tobin Smith wants to turn your junk into art

Putting the call out for 'kipple' as the photographer gears up for an impressive installation show at London Design Festival

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Arts+Culture News

This week, an astronaut tweeted his ‘saddest ever photo’

Also: A place in Florida made baggy pants a criminal offence, Coolio is releasing music through Pornhub and we looked at David Lynch's new sportswear line

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Arts+Culture States of Independence

So you want to be a writer? Our guest editors tell you how

From Kenneth Goldsmith to Gabby Bess, here’s the top ten things we learnt from this week’s State of Literature takeovers

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Arts+Culture Dazed & Approved

Top ten films to break up to

If you think your break-up's bad spare a thought for these poor sods on film

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Arts+Culture News

Finally, a festival has banned Native American headdresses

The Canadian festival Bass Coast has asked attendees to drop the feathers and war paint to ‘protect the dignity of aboriginal people’

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STATE of FILM WEEK

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Roman Coppola on how to make films

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Arts+Culture News

Chubby Checker settles out of court over penis measuring app

The rock ‘n’ roll singer had been embroiled in a legal dispute with Hewlett Packard over the dick-measuring app called the Chubby Checker

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Arts+Culture State of Film

The ultimate brooding protagonists of film noir

Celebrating Taschen's new tome with Paul Duncan we chart the best film noir actors of all time

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