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!! OMG, a webcomic: The Twink Rage Revue #03 !!

We’re back with the third installment of The Twink Rage Revue, a monthly comic strip by Eric Kostiuk Williams (@kostiukwilliams). The series, exclusive to our site, explores music, art, politics, and queer culture through sensuous line work, colours to melt ya fair eyeballs, and a caring (if occasionally snarky) spirit.

See the third installment of The Twink Rage Revue “Does It Make You Feel Something?” after the jump (and check out the first two installments if you missed ’em)!

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!! OMG, WATCH: Cynthia Nixon says New York should be able to hit the bong whenever they damn well please! !!

CLIFFSNOTES: Time to stop throwing people of color in jail while letting white people walk free for something that is essentially harmless and could be making the government bucketloads of money. PREACH! We love her. Check out what Cynthia Nixon has to say above!

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!! OMG, Cynthia Nixon is selling ‘Unqualified Lesbian’ pins to promote her run for Governor of New York !!

Cynthia was called an “unqualified lesbian” by former NYC Speaker Christine Quinn after her announcement that she was running for Governor of New York, so she’s taking that hate speech, making it her own by turning it into a reminder of her campaign! YES! You can pick up one of the pins HERE. Get yours today!

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!! OMG, “Hell On Wheels”: Rare photos of the New York City underground in the 70’s and 80’s !!

There was time when NYC’s underground was a wild and dangerous place! Swiss photographer Willy Spiller was there and documented it all in a series of photos he took has now come to be known as Hell On Wheels.

A New York resident between the years of 1977 and 1984, Spiller witnessed the birth of rap music, the rise of grafitti, and Ed Koch’s election as mayor. Unfortunately, he also witnessed a spike in crime, a large portion of which took place in the city’s underground quarters. The rate of violent incidents in the New York subway was so high by 1980 that the NYPD had over 2300 police officers patrolling the system at all times. Spiller took his chances and documented what he saw.

Check out a full gallery of stunning images after the jump!

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!! OMG, LISTEN TO THIS: Hercules & Love Affair’s ‘OMNIOM’ !!

OM NOM NOM NOM NOM! We love us some Hercules and Love Affair – and the band are about to drop their fourth album Omnion later this year on September 1st, and will feature a variety of guest vocalists including The Horrors’ Faris Badwan, US singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten, and Iceland’s Sísý Ey. The band shared their video for “Omnion” and Andy Butler explains, the song is “an appeal to the divine for help and healing.”

“The ‘Omnion’ video is an exploration of the nuances of gender and sexuality,” the directors say. “A story of rebirth, the video follows a lone figure in red ascending a seemingly infinite staircase. Perspective play, scale, and negative space is used to reflect the complexity of identity. It was a pleasure to work so closely with Andy and draw on his love of the theatrical set design of Robert Wilson and combine it with our interest in minimalism and surrealism.”

Check out their latest track above! Thoughts!?

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