NAKED BOYS READING IN BERLIN

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If Grateful Grapefruit was an event it would be Naked Boys Reading. It is an event series of readings organised for gentlemen who like cocks and culture. Combining intellect and instinct, this literary salon features in-the-buff readings by “local beefcakes, bears, twinks, otters, butch femmes, sissy sluts, boys next door with an exhibitionist streak and lovers of naturism with a well-endowed library”. This

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COLOR BLOCKING: RED HOT 100 in BERLIN

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Gingers are a rare species. Their possession of a soul is a topic of debate. Their predictability is barely above zero. They’ve been chased and killed in the dystopian Our Day Will Come by Romain Gavras – excerpts of which M.I.A. used for her Born Free video. I bet there is already a major in Ginger Studies at NYU considering the

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Overpass To Nowhere

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Marcus Knupp  takes us on a journey to a place we’ve always dreaded to go and thankfully, haven’t  reached yet. To quote Samantha in HER: “The past is just a story we tell ourselves.” Here is Marcus’ version.  My mother and I had pulled off of highway 85 a good 4 hours outside of Atlanta, Georgia; she was driving me to

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Book Club: BEARDS – An Unshaved History

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  There hasn’t been another quite polarizing all-encompassing topic in (gay) men’s history as The Beard. A token of simultaneously maturity, religious belief and sometimes sloppiness – facial hair has always been carrying symbolic value based on its form, length, thickness and color. Spanning from a lazy 3-day-stubble to a monk-length beard and from precisely contoured piece of barber art

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BL33N x OUT RUSSIAN OLYMPICS x ERIC

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Matthias and Donovan Vriens-McGrath‘s outspoken nature and daring designs are synthesized in their Out Russian Olympics design for BL33N. Personally affected by the uncontrollably spreading bigotry and unpunished crimes against humanity happening in Russia, the creative powerhouse couple launched their rebel in the form of a T-shirt in their trademark two-face design. In Donovan’s own words, he describes his passion

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Party Colare: Italians Do It Better

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If you have been more than a month in Berlin, you know that you should leave it to the Italians to organize the craziest gatherings of homosexuals in the early hours of the day. Gianluca and Gianluigi are a queer duo from Sardinia who thought that you can never have too many Italian parties in dirty Berlin – “Coz Italians Do

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Karsten Wegener: Sausage Fest

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Overly doctored photography is not really my thing. However Karsten Wegener’s project that I freely chose to call Sausage Fest (and he prefers to name Sausage in Art) is quite amusing. He finds inspiration in smoked and cured deli meats to recreate classic works of art The series is created in collaboration with designer Silke Baltruschat, and food stylist Raik Holst. Check

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