Best of the week: Digifeminists and Ja'mie King

Our top stories of the week, from Allison Williams and Gaga to sext art and being quiche

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OUR TEN FAVOURITE DIGIFEMINIST ARTISTS

From selfie-loving artist Ann Hirsch to queer anime lover Jennifer Chan, we count down our top woman-centric artists working in the digital sphere. Read more

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Still from P.A.U.L. by Jennifer Chan

UN-FEISTY WOMEN ON FILM

Sick of seeing clichéd Strong Female Characters onscreen? Celebrate these darker, more complex and human portrayals of femininity on film. Read more

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Julie Delpy in Before Sunrise (1995)

TURN YOUR SEX TEXTS INTO VIDEO ART

For $80, indie director Eileen Yaghoobian will turn your drunk sexts into hyper-mediated video art. Read more

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Send Me Your Sexts is a new pay-per-video service Eileen Yaghoobian

HOW TO BE QUICHE LIKE JA'MIE KING

Chris Lilley explains how he created the world's most fabulous head bitch for BBC3's Ja'mie King: Private School Girl. Read more

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Ja'mie King looking quiche Courtesy of BBC/Princess Pictures

LAST SHOT: SAMAR HAZBOUN

Rising photographer Samar Hazboun reveals the story behind this sobering photo of a Palestinian abuse survivor, taken for her project HushRead more

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"Abeer", from Samar Hazboun's photographic project Hush Samar Hazboun

DAZED FEBRUARY PLAYLIST 2014

Check out our girls-only playlist special for new music from Tink, Dum Dum Girls, Angel Haze and more female musicians we love. Read more

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ALLISON WILLIAMS ON HER GIRLS ALTER EGO

 "I meet a ton of people who hate her, and they tell me that right off the bat!" Girls actress Allison Williams talks about playing the show's failed perfectionist. Read more

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The love-to-hate, hate-to-love Marnie from Girls

TOP TEN ALBUMS OF THE MONTH

From the "stupidly entertaining" EP from Brixton's Cooly G to the latest from Warpaint, here are our favourite new releases of February. Read more

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Warpaint's newest release is a "hypnotic endeavour"

BANNED IN THE MIDDLE KINGDOM

Gaga can finally release music in China now that the government's un-banned her – but these other musicians aren't so lucky. (Miley included.) Read more

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Lady Gaga's songs: finally available in China

OPINION: IS FASHION IS OVER GENDER?

Is fashion finally shifting its sights away from gender, toward a more mature understanding of sexuality and style? Maybe. Read more

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Is fashion finally breaking free of gender? Lea Colombo
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