Posts By Thomas Gorton

YOLO: Why being ‘death positive’ can be good for your wellbeing

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Back in 2017, Uncut Gems actress Julia Fox staged her own funeral. Featuring canvases painted with her own blood, the art show, which was dubbed “RIP Julia Fox” and curated by Richie Shazam, was meant to acknowledge the next chapter in her life, according to read more raquo;



Emoji license plates could be coming to the US

car emoji

Members of the group chat and Facebook mums rejoice: we’re one step closer to integrating emojis IRL. A new bill introduced in the Vermont House of Representatives would – if passed – allow the addition of the symbols on vehicle license plates.

Specifically, drivers would be allowed to pick from a pretty small range of six symbols, though the actual six symbols in question haven’t yet been revealed. (The “horny” emojis read more raquo;



M.I.A. says new material is on the way

M.I.A.

M.I.A. has suggested that new music is on the way, with an untitled teaser posted to social media. “New decade, new MIA,” reads the caption. “Exploring planets and platforms.”

A long time has passed since the musician’s last full-length release, AIM, in 2016, but we’re not going to have to wait much longer for whatever she has in store next (although it’s admittedly not 100% clearhellip;

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M.I.A. says new material is on the way

M.I.A.

M.I.A. has suggested that new music is on the way, with an untitled teaser posted to social media. “New decade, new MIA,” reads the caption. “Exploring planets and platforms.”

A long time has passed since the musician’s last full-length release, AIM, in 2016, but we’re not going to have to wait much longer for whatever she has in store next (although it’s admittedly not 100% clearhellip;

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Gorillaz tease a new project, Song Machine

Gorillaz

Gorillaz are teasing a new project, titled Song Machine, through a variety of social media posts and a 22 second video titled: “Song Machine Theme Tune.” The posts and videos originally appeared earlier today (January 28).

On the animated band’s Instagram, there are six posts in total, one for each of the members – captioned “(insert band member’s name) has switched on the Machine” – and a video and image that both read: “Gorillaz present Songhellip;

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How Netflix’s Cheer captures a generational search for purpose

Netflix’s Cheer

The makers of Cheer can’t have had a tough time pitching the show to Netflix’s execs. The documentary follows a group of American teens that make up the Navarro College Cheer team – the number one cheerleading squad in the world. They reap the celebrity status that goes with it, while simultaneously putting themselves through bone-breaking, tear-inducing training regiments in the lead up to a national competition. 

Instagram-friendly with gym-honed bodies, they’re the kind ofhellip;

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Tana Mongeau’s ‘cheap’ scent dragged for ripping off Hot Topic

Tana Mongeau

Like many, many celebrities and influencers before her, YouTuber Tana Mongeau launched a namesake fragrance this week. TANA by Tana apparently doesn’t smell like “backwoods and sex,” “read more raquo;



8 trans, non-binary, and female performers we want to see on Drag Race

Drag performers

Last week, RuPaul’s Drag Race unveiled its new batch of contestants for season 12, and, just like in previous seasons, the cast is made up entirely of cis men.

The reality show has rightly been criticised in the past for having no women, no trans men, and no non-binary people who were assigned female at birth as actual contestants. The only women who have ever appeared on Drag Race are trans women who didn’t declare their gender identityhellip;

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