The Two Koreas

23 02 2017

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Transglobal underground

23 02 2017

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It has been a flurry of activity lately, with various cool projects crisscrossing the globe. Taiwanese rapper Aristophanes and Bangkok’s Paradise Mo Lam Orchestra are arriving in Melbourne for the contemporary Asian arts festival Asiatopa. Melbourne’s Trough X party meanwhile is exploring another continent, branching out to London while Korean gay hipster magazine Duiro is popping-up in Seoul.





21st century boy

12 02 2017

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Meet the new face of Seoul, 16-year-old Nigerian-Korean model Han Hyun Min, who broke out at this year’s Seoul Fashion Week. Sign o’ the times.

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Jihae, “The Model”

25 01 2017





Je Yeo Ran

15 01 2017

G-Dragon-approved abstract expressionism from Korea.

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Instafamous

14 01 2017

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I recently joined instagram, mostly to brighten up my life with a feed of #instagay celebrities, avant-garde fashion icons and other assorted interesting people while I sit on the bus.

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Like the flamboyantly funny Thai TV hostess Madam Mod.

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New York go-go boy Matthew Camp, currently hawking his own fragrance, called 8.5.

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Belo Horizonte muscle-hipster Joapane.

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The swoonsome immense_ray (言武) in Shanghai.

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Dandrogyny, who performs at Melbourne’s HonchoDisko night (how did I miss that?)

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And Japanese go-go king Kenta, now repping his boyfriend’s Korean clubwear brand, VEAKSeoul.





Duiro: Woo Yeah!

8 01 2017

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The very fresh and stylish-looking Korean gay magazine Duiro has released its second issue, on the theme of “marriage”. If I am understanding this (Korean) facebook post correctly, it is looking for crowdfunding to print the issue, with a tie-up with underwear/fetishwear company Woo Yeah as a possible incentive. The issue looks great so I hope they will get it off the ground!

STOP PRESS: You can order a copy here.

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