"The veil is a thing of secrets and the hidden, of neo black". I like Princess Hijab's art interventions. I like the aesthetics, the ambivalence, the appropriation of advertising, the ambiguity.
Kristamas Klousch's self-portraits are dark and enchanting, and dangerous and whimsical, and gothic fairylike.
Resistance to fundamentalism in Indonesia gets raunchy as pop singer Julia Belen enters the political arena.
Listening to Taiwanese electro-pop-punk band Go Chic debut album from cheap headphones plugged in to my Mac on a rainy London afternoon. And liking it.
So there's this teenage girl from the Isle of Man who discovers anime and starts dancing to Japanese pop songs in manga garb in her bedroom and uploading videos to YouTube, and she gets loads of hits and ends up an idol in Japan.
The story of 14-year-old Rebecca Flint aka Beckii Cruel makes for a fascinating documentary. And mundane reality finds its own uses for things, to paraphrase William Gibson, as an idoru comes into being in a kid's bedroom in British suburbia. Fantastic.