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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Power Putin: From Russia With Love

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Behind every great man there is another great man. And you thought that he doesn’t have a soft side, a gentle touch and a certain tenderness to him? Horse whisperer, Brokeback mountain climber and a sweaty wrestler – all faces of Vladimir we haven’t seen before and would love to get to know more intimately. Maybe that explains a lot

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GARÇON GARÇON – Instant Attraction

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It starts off as “hipsters who can’t be bothered to hear another new synth pop track” and slowly transitions into “even hipsters can’t resist the overcoming power of music and hormones” until it ends as “it’s a free world and we are all high on love” – this is GARÇON GARÇON’s music video for their new hot single “Instant attraction”.

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Rica

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  Rica is not your typical Berlin expat. It goes without saying he chose Berlin because of its free spirit and limitless possibilities. Besides taking in all the delights the city has to offer, he makes sure the young talent doesn’t get lost and unnoticed – Rica Amaral is one of the creative partners at Artconnect Berlin – a creative hub

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Beach Essentials 2013: Face-Kini

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It’s a well-known fact that Grateful Grapefruit never seized to surprise with show-stopping trends – mostly hand-picked finds by our skillful fashion editorial staff. It’s a heavy cross to bear, but also an exciting quest to embark on. True to our adventurous spirit and hardcore fashionista beliefs, here comes the latest necessity for Summer 2013 and it is NOT a perfect body. It’s rare

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