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Gerard Depardieu vs Emir Kusturica: Whose Side Are You On?

Emir Kusturica screened his latest “frantic two-hour Balkan vanity project” (Screendaily) at Venice last week, giving Putinist wino Gerard Depardieu an opportunity to voice his opinion about the unwashed director from Sarajevo. In an interview with Italian newspaper La Repubblica, Depardieu called Kusturica a fraud and said some other very nasty…

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Queer As Turbofolk (Part V): In, Out, Shake It All About?

  “I’m lonely and in a difficult situation.” So read the suicide note of 23-year-old South Korean pop star Kim Ji-Hoo, who hanged himself on 6 October 2008, less than six months after coming out as gay on a TV series exploring the lives of LGBT Koreans. Three days earlier,…

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Why the Ice Bucket Challenge Makes Me Sick

As one friend recently told me, I often tend to succumb to the all-too-familiar temptation of employing elaborate narratives to conceal spite. For whatever merits the phenomenon of a contemporary hater might hold, one should be open about it. I’ve heard about the Ice Bucket Challenge. I’ve seen my social media news feeds swamped…

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