This week, we spoke to a load of shoplifters on Tumblr

Plus: 1 in 5 said they'd have sex with a robot, an Occupy activist was controversially convicted of assault and notorious club kid Michael Alig was released from prison

Arts+Culture News
emma watson
Teen shoplifters: a far cry from Emma Watson's character in The Bling Ring The Bling Ring

MEET THE TUMBLR "BLING RING" WHO STEAL FOR SURVIVAL AND KICKS

We dive deep into the Tumblr community of lifters who post pictures of their hauls with hashtags like #lifting and #five finger discount.

hedi slimane
Lea Colombo

HEDI SLIMANE HAS BOYCOTTED ANY HOTELS OWNED BY THE SULTAN OF BRUNEI

The Saint Laurent designer announced that no Saint Laurent employees will be staying in any hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei, thanks to the repressive anti-gay laws that the ruler has implemented.

cecily
Cecily McMillan faces up to seven years in prison Sparrow Media

OCCUPY PROTESTOR CECILY MCMILLAN FACES UP TO SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON

In 2012, Cecily McMillan elbowed a police officer in the face – and she's now been convicted of assaulting an officer of the law. She says she was sexually assaulted.

pris
Pris from Blade Runner - you're saying only 1 in 5 would?

1 IN 5 PEOPLE SAID THEY'D HAVE SEX WITH A ROBOT – LIKE OBVIOUSLY

A poll revealed that 20 percent of us would happily sleep with a robot. But why the big surprise? Cinema's been full of attractive androids for years.

alig
NYC club kids James St James and Michael Alig (right)

INFAMOUS CLUB KID MICHAEL ALIG WAS RELEASED FROM PRISON AFTER 17 YEARS

Michael Alig, whose infamy spawned the film Party Monster, was released this week – he'd spent 17 years behind bars. His first act? To tweet a selfie.

More Arts+Culture