Best of the week: James Franco and surburban sex

From Franco and his video visionaries to sex in the 'burbs, here are the biggest stories this week

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DAZED & CONFUSED DECEMBER 2013: THE NEW VIDEO VISIONARIES

Preview our upcoming issue with cover star James Franco, shot by Josh Olins and styled by Robbie Spencer – with a bold, boundary-free vision of cinema from visionaries like AG Rojas and Matt Lambert. Read more

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SEX AND THE SUBURBS

Petra Collins has been deleted off Instagram, but she's not letting that get in the way of her unflinching, females-only take on teen sex. Read more

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GIRL-ON-GIRL FILMS

This week's release of Blue Is The Warmest Colour has us dreaming of girls, girls, girls. Find out which other lesbian films get our vote. Read here

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Still from 'Magda & Her Cup of Tea' Casey Brooks

ON THE BRINK

Model Magda Laguinge enters a post-apocalyptic landscape for Casey Brooks's new fashion film, 'Magda & Her Cup of Tea'. Read more

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SHOULD KANYE WEST CURATE THE VENICE BIENNALE?

Um, probably not? But the guys behind this Change.org petition think so. Read more

TOP TEN MUSIC VIDEOS OF THE MONTH

Thom Yorke dissolving into sand, Kirin J Callinan getting wet and Julia Holter going noir – this month's top music videos had it all. Read more 

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THE DA-ZED GUIDE TO ALT LIT

Can't tell her GChat from your Adderall? The 26-letter guide to underground publishing's most obscurely confusing phenom explains it all. Read more

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TOP TEN ACTIVIST FILMS

In the spirit of rousing AIDS activism film How To Survive A Plague, act up with these instrumental protest films. Read more

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PSYCHIC VISIONS

Electronica wunderkind Nicolas Jaar joined forces with multi-instrumentalist Dave Harrington to form Darkside – and their music will try to expand your mind. Or else. Read more

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DEV HYNES: CUPID DELUXE

The Blood Orange singer kicks off the release of Cupid Deluxe release with a day of exclusive content, from interviews with collaborators like Chairlift's Caroline Polachek to a playlist of his favourite influences. Read more

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