In & Out: Mind Pool, Olso Parks, LSBV and More

In & Out: Mind Pool, Olso Parks, LSBV and More

In & Out is an irregular feature dedicated to presenting you with the great videos and songs we find all over the internet.

And here we go. New tracks from a bunch of new bands you should be keeping an eye on. We kick it off with Cape Town’s Mind Pool; two bands from the UK (Oslo Parks and LSBV); but not to be outdone, Aussie super duo Olympic Ayres wrap up this week’s tracks.

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Guinness Africa’s Intriguing And Awkward #MadeOfBlack Ad

Guinness Africa’s Intriguing And Awkward #MadeOfBlack Ad

Advertising’s tough. The more effective you are at trying to sell something, the more people could become aware that they’re being sold something. And while that works fine when you’re pushing a product directly, it becomes a little touchier when what you’re trying to market is a lifestyle or culture. It can be done incredibly effectively, as with Nike’s entire Run/Move campaigns over the last few years, which position fitness as the lifestyle and Nike as the brand that helps foster it.

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Frank Talk: The Problem With Women In Popular Media

Frank Talk: The Problem With Women In Popular Media

Frank Talk is where we attempt to carve out a space on this site to talk about issues surrounding race, culture, gender, sexuality and the way in which society routinely fucks a diverse representation of those things over in the name of tried and true white patriarchy.

In the last year and after a long hiatus, I’ve gotten back into gaming.

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The Proof About Bigfoot Is In The ‘Exists’ Trailer

The Proof About Bigfoot Is In The ‘Exists’ Trailer

The director of The Blair Witch Project is marking his return to the found footage films he helped popularize with his new film, Exists. It’s about bigfoot stalking a bunch of attractive young people while they stay at a cabin in the woods. Yes, that already means it’s less original than Blair Witch. 

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Stop What You’re Doing, Batman Has Been Sighted In Japan

Stop What You’re Doing, Batman Has Been Sighted In Japan

Batman lives! Seen cruising along Japan’s Chiba expressway, The Dark Knight seemed to be riding a modified version of the Bat-Pod he used in The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises films.

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Listen To Desmond & The Tutus’ New Single ‘Tearing Up (Big Guns)’

Listen To Desmond & The Tutus’ New Single ‘Tearing Up (Big Guns)’

Following up on the release of their new EP, Enjoy YourselfDesmond & The Tutus have released a new single in the form of the high energy Tearing Up (Big Guns). It’s been quite a while since I’ve seen these guys on stage but I’ve no doubt that they’re still able to rile up a crowd like no other local band.

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You Loved The Grapefruit, So How About A Tortilla? [Video]

You Loved The Grapefruit, So How About A Tortilla? [Video]

Last week we introduced you to Auntie Angel and her grapefruit technique. This prompted a tweet from Twitter user David Craig, who said, “If you liked THE GRAPEFRUIT technique… check out our vid!” and I’m so glad he did. Otherwise I might never have discovered the fine art of tortilla-ing, apple-ing, egg-ing or (my favorite) can of pears-ing.

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‘Far From Men’ Brings The Western To Algeria

‘Far From Men’ Brings The Western To Algeria

Despite its name, the Western is really a genre that transcends its routes in the Wild West of the United States of America. Obviously this isn’t news to anyone who’s familiar with how much the Italian-made Westerns directed by Sergio Leone were influenced by the Japanese films of Akira Kurosawa. Many of the tropes of the Western come as much from Japan as they do from the works of directors like John Ford.

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The Beard’s Best Joburg Events This Week: All The Picnics!

The Beard’s Best Joburg Events This Week: All The Picnics!

Who says there’s nothing to do in Joburg? The Beard will tell you what’s going on and keep you up to date with new music, events, gigs and exhibitions in and around our city. Wanna know what the best Joburg events are? Well here you go.

This week: Al Bairre, Shortstraw, and Matthew Mole at Sandton Central Park, and Mango Groove at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens.

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‘Automata’ Looks Like The Best Possible Dystopian Robot Movie

‘Automata’ Looks Like The Best Possible Dystopian Robot Movie

Bearing in mind that we have yet to see any trailer or imagery from Neil Blomkamp‘s Chappie, a dystopian robot movie that will involve Die Antwoord, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver and Sharlto Copley, director Gabe Ibáñez‘s new dystopian robot movie involving Antonio BanderasDylan McDermott and, holy fucken shit, Melanie Griffith looks to be the best of all possible dystopian robot scifi movies.

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