A genius live reading of Fifty Shades on Twitter, 40 years of family photos, why people should stop hating on Molly Soda, and what does LC:M really mean for its designers?
“The Family Acid is a portal to another time and place. A retrospective of photography by Roger Steffens, curated by his daughter Katie Steffens, over the course of 40+ years Roger photographed his surroundings, friends and his family’s incredible free-wheeling lifestyle on slide film with a mixture of straight-up portraits and trippy double exposures. A window on a world full of fun, incredible style, amazing characters and breathtaking American vistas, there’s always a new surprise in the Instagram feed. A book of the photos is now also available.” – Tai Thittichai, Executive Producer, Dazed Video (@basicallyok)
JON STEWART ON CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA SHOOTING
“As a tribute to Jon Stewart's touching sincerity and lack of humour, I will be putting no jokes in this summary (which works great for me because I'm really bad at them and no one cares anyway). Here, he perfectly captures the exasperation of a nation – because let's face it, it's been a bit of a grim week in his part of the world.” – Dominique Sisley, Editorial Assistant (@dominiquesisley)
“Three years ago, London menswear was barely a whole day tagged onto the end of womenswear – which the most influential editors missed as they jetted off to the next circus. Now, LC:M commands a packed four day schedule of exciting emerging designers, established labels and heritage brands. But has the success translated to sales?” – Natasha Slee, Social Media Assistant (@TashaLouiseS)
SCOTT BRYAN LIVE READS FIFTY SHADES ON TWITTER
“This live reading of the new Fifty Shades book from the perspective of repressed businessman Christian Grey, by Scott Bryan from Buzzfeed. I wasn't going to read the book, but these glorious snippets into this 'erotic novel' show that it is truly beyond parody, from Grey's conscious cock (that apparently has an ear) to the weird mildly racist bit about his lover/victim Anna, who he worries might be into 'weak, black' men because she drinks tea. It has to be seen to be believed. Read all the updates on Scott Bryan's twitter feed.” – Helena Horton, Freelance News Writer (@horton_official)
"As she tells me she likes her tea weak and black, for a moment I think she's describing what she likes in a man." pic.twitter.com/KgdB3AHIf3— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) June 18, 2015
LUNCH WITH THE FT: RICHARD DESMOND
“Nevermind that Richard Desmond racked up a bill of £758.81, the media mogul and owner of the Daily Express, the Daily Star and other tabloids sat down with the FT over a bottle of Château Palmer. The conversation that follows is hilarious and includes some choice quotes. When journalist Henry Mance suggests he could be Lord Desmond of Manor House, he replies, ‘Oh, that is good. Oh, I like that. Oh, that’s funny. I like that. Oh, that’s funny. Lord Desmond of Manor House, I like that. Cos then there’s a reason, isn’t there — there’s a story. It’s not just another Jew who’s made a few bob and wants to be poncey. That’s, ‘Fuck you!’’” – Trey Taylor, Film Editor (@treytylor)
WHY IS FAMOUS INTERNET ARTIST MOLLY SODA LEAKING HER OWN NUDE SELFIES ONLINE?
“I was really upset to see that most people were judging this piece on the headline image alone rather than actually taking the time to read it. When I commissioned this piece on Soda's latest project I thought people would see past the crotch shots and at least make the effort to read about the message behind Should i send this?, which was, after all, about body positivity. Encouraging other women to feel comfortable in their own skin, with their hair and amongst their flaws. Sorry, I just don't see how that warrants the vile comments that people were making – women included. I’m just happy other websites like Artnews are helping to get the right message out there.” – Ashleigh Kane, Digital Assistant (@AshleighKane)
MAC DEMARCO – “ANOTHER ONE”
“Mac DeMarco is back with another one (geddit?) This mad chill track is backed by one of the most bizzare videos I've seen this year so far. Sit back, relax and float away... Can't wait for the mini-album now.” – Dan Adeyemi, Front End Web Developer (@iamdeaneyelid)
“Some clever internet archaeologist stumbled across this gem of a bio from way back in the day when Camden was cool and Pete Doherty was thin. This is the first ever press bio for Razorlight, revealed like the wonders of Tutankhamen's tomb to the delight of the catty modern-day internet. Best thing you'll read all week, or maybe year, hands down. Stick with it, the last paragraph's the best bit.” – Liv Siddall, Freelance Writer (@LivSiddall)