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Martine Syms has big feelings too

The Los Angeles-born, globally-renowned artist uses video, publishing and performance to examine representations of Blackness in her work. She’s shown at New York’s MoMA and London’s ICA and, surprisingly, is a fan of Bournemouth football club.

A year of bloody lockdown in photos

Recently, we asked you to submit photos commemorating the past year in lockdown. After rifling through 200+ submissions (cheers!), we’ve whittled it down to protest, politics, daily walks, Zoom hugs, student life, anxiety, laughs, and all the rest of it...

Close-Up: Bimini Bon Boulash

The RuPaul’s Drag Race UK finalist has won the hearts of a nation with their razor-sharp wit, rock-star charisma and an amicable approach to the competition. Here, they share their compelling story with THE FACE.

Hafsa Zayyan’s list of good books

The lawyer turned #Merky Books author put colourism on trial in her debut book, We Are All Birds of Uganda. Here, the 29-year-old shares her most loved fiction and the novels that molded her.

Escape to your own private Idaho

Reid Calvert, an LA-based photographer, took a nostalgic trip to the resort town of Sun Valley to capture the vast and desolate northwestern state in a series of eerie double-exposure shots.

Why should we care about NFTs?

Deciphering the blockchain boom: explaining Grimes, Beeple and Kings of Leon’s interest in cryptocurrency’s latest gold rush.

A year in lockdown, snapped

Yes, that’s right. It’s almost been a year since the nationwide lockdown was implemented, and a lot has gone on since then. So, THE FACE wants you to submit your best photo response to the past 12 months.

Blue Corridor 15: an ode to South London girlhood

Dubheasa Lanipekun’s debut short – part of the BBC and Arts Council England’s New Creatives initiative – hymns the chaos of adolescence, Black schoolgirl sisterhood and her 15-year-old-self.

Capturing Bradford’s sisterhood bond

Sisterhood – a photo project by photographer Vivek Vadoliya and Bradford stylist Neesha Champaneria – captures political collective Speakers Corner in celebration of its tight-knit community and positive changes in the city.

Closed Hands: the novel-sized game exploring extremism

Directed by Dan Hett, Closed Hands examines the causes and effects of a terrorist attack in a fictional UK city. It’s inspired by the experience of losing his own brother, Martyn, during the Manchester Arena bombing in 2017.

Beyond the batcave: at home with the goths

No generation can resist the allure of sex, death and the occult. But just who are today’s goths? Where do they find each other? And how do they define the term? We go beyond the batcave to find out.

Gay Bar: why we went out

Jeremy Atherton Lin is a writer from California whose new book, Gay Bar, asks: does gay still have a place? With queer venues closing around the world, Gay Bar is a hilarious, arousing and challenging reminder, not just of where we went out – but why.

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