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A night out with Big Dyke Energy

Last August, photographer Heather Glazzard headed down to the Big Dyke Energy club night in South London for some socially-distanced queer fun. What unfolded will leave you yearning for hedonistic summer months.

The best new novelists to keep on your radar

Let’s be positive for a moment – lockdown has ushered in a flurry of brilliant first-time writers spanning fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Here, we chart THE FACE’s favourite newcomers you should be keeping your beady eyes on this spring.

Queer scenes and stories from around the world

New Queer Photography, Benjamin Wolbergs’ upcoming book, traces the disparate experiences of being queer in the 21st century, from Brooklyn to Berlin. Here, 10 of its global contributors answer the question: what does queer mean in 2021?

The agony, ecstasy and hedonism of NYC’s early drag scene

Drag queen Linda Simpson was front and centre during the mid-’80s nightlife boom, snapping away at subversive figures like RuPaul, Leigh Bowery and Keith Haring. Now, these photographs have been immortalised in her debut book, The Drag Explosion.

Who is Eve Jobs?

Everything we know about the 22-year-old competitive equestrian, Glossier model... and daughter of late Apple mogul Steve Jobs.

Deanna Templeton’s secret life of the American teen

Documenting the Instagram generation through analogue photography, the artist’s new book, What She Said, pairs today’s female punks with the visceral, at times hard to swallow diary entries she wrote as a 15-year-old outcast living in 1980s California.

The bold new-wave of fashion photography

In the age of the image, Central Saint Martins’ recent MA Fashion Image graduates are producing ever-more stimulating work. So take a pause from the memes and look at some proper good photos.

Sort out your Quality of Life

Take a look at Jackson Payne’s photo book, Life in London. What better time to remind ourselves of sun-soaked summers and tinnies in the park when it’s cold, wet, and Lockdown 3.0? Don’t say we didn’t warn ya.

Lost and found (art) with Racheal Crowther

The artist, who has worked with ICA, Peak Gallery and was awarded a spot at the Royal Academy, takes the crap you tip and turns it into proper works of art. Humorous, sensitive, and always irreverent, Crowther is set to be BritArt’s Next Big Thing.

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