Best of the week

From viral K-pop to violence on campus and redefining X-rated, here's the best of the week

Sex in sinema
Sex in sinema

SEX IN SINEMA

Dildos, darlings and strangers by the lake – Dazed & Confused’s film editor Carmen Gray charts all the sins in Sinema. After a year of hot and steamy releases, here's why 2013 is redefining ‘X-rated’. Read More

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Stranger by the Lake

TOP TEN K-POP OF 2013

With over 32,000 likes, Top Ten K-Pop is bringing the agenda-setting K-poppers to a new audience. Expect “ropey debuts, drug busts, flops, scandals, sasaeng fans raising hell, and losing your favourite singer to the mandatory Korean military service” as we count down the craziest Korean pop anthems of the year. Read More

K-Pop
f(x) – “Rum Pum Pum Pum”

Matt Lambert #1. Heile Gänsje

23-year-old artist Matt Lambert creates four new films for Dazed Visionaries. Presenting an evocative series in collaboration with Dazed & Channel 4, the films explore Berlin youth, sexuality and identity as cam boys writhe on beds and divulge sexual tales of indiscreet meetings. Read More

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Matt Lambert #1. Heile Gänsje

TOP TEN TRACKS OF 2013

Summing up the top tracks of 2013 is a tall order but one we’ve compiled into a sound proof list of ten. From Lorde’s hubristic impulse to the honey-stained vocals of Mariah and the robotic coos and rickety clatters of FKA twigs – this year’s been a gooden. Read More

Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey – “#Beautiful” (feat. Miguel)

LIFE SUCKS, THEN YOU DIE

Sometimes indulging in depressing novels is bittersweet, in this case, emphasis on the 'sweet'. ‘Life sucks then you die’ is your complete list of can’t-put-it-down misery novels; Kleenex is mandatory. Read More

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Life sucks, then you die

TWENTY THIRTEEN

Her flash-in-the-pan, one night show was a 42-stong, feminist punch in the stomach. "Twenty Thirteen" launched at Dalston's Doomed Gallery and saw Dazed alumnus Eleanor Hardwick participate (featured in August's 20/20 Vision's Portfolio). Take a look at our gallery. Read More

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Eleanor Hardwick

CULT VAULT 

This week Dazed launched the complete collection of Cult Vaults online. Look back at over 40 of cinema’s most iconic films selected for you by cinema’s greats, including directors Bruce LaBruce, Ken Loach, Mia Hansen-Løve. Don't expect to see daylight for a couple of days. Watch Here

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Cult Vault #31: Jennifer Lynch on Dad's in Heaven with Nixon

COPS OFF CAMPUS, NOW!

Dazed follows last week’s most violent episode in a crackdown on student protest, which saw 43 arrests and a video showing two police slam a woman, screaming, to the pavement. Can students square up to Police violence on campus? Read More

Cops off campus, now!
Students take to the University of London campus to protest the police Oscar Webb

TALLINN'S BLACK NIGHTS

After surprise and delight aplenty at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Dazed runs down the films that shone through Nordic darkness. From one of South Korea's hottest directors and the winner of Estonia's Best film award, these will grip you from the on-set. Read More

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Of Horses and Men

WEED POP

As Uruguay comes down from its red-eyed haze, after the legalization of marijuana this week, Pinar & Viola answers why the humble cannabis plant's become a current style x-effect. From Rihanna's marijuana love affair, to Gaga's Hallo-weed get-up and Tumblr's high turnover of innocent designer goods, expect a full rundown of the plant's pop culture moments. Read More

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Weed pop
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