Josie Thaddeus-Johns

Josie Thaddeus-Johns

I'm a writer.

Art, culture, music, tech, essays. Berlin-based.

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Free Orgasms, Neon Lights, and Pepto-Bismol at the Korean Pavilion

What defines Korean art anyway? The country’s Venice Biennale pavilion wants to know.

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Holy Shit!

Released today on Semiotext(e), Holy Shit’s album Solid Rain gets nostalgic for the freewheeling creativity of a pre-gentrification LA

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A Modern-day Pinocchio Takes on Rape Culture and Fake News

A deconsecrated church in Venice plays host to “Spite Your Face” by Rachel Maclean.

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Photos from the Debaucherous, Alternative Gala Protesting Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump was visiting Berlin for a women's rights summit, and she didn't just get booed inside the conference hall. We joined protesters as they held their own anti-Ivanka soirée.

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The Lost 80s Feminist Animation You've Never Seen - Creators

In Thatcher-era Britain, Joanna Quin decided film needed more male strippers and female protagonists. The result was 'Girls Night Out.'

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Open Interpretation: How Christine Sun Kim feels the sound

"As a deaf person I believe that there are different ways of listening but my number one way of doing it isn’t through my ears"

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Meet the first humans to sense where north is

A small silicone gadget attached to the chest gives its wearer the ability to sense which direction they face. Could it prompt a ‘cyborg’ evolution in human ability?

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Kirsten Stolle Edits Vintage Monsanto Ads to Show the Company's Dicey Past

These collages made from vintage chemical ads are not what they seem.

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The Guardian

Tokyo's coolest neighbourhood: Kōenji | Travel | The Guardian

Stay in an art hotel, see live music, shop for vintage clothes … the leftfield community of Kōenji in the Tokyo suburbs is home to an expanding creative scene

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We Asked This Artist Why He's Trapping Himself in a 13-Ton Boulder For a Week

Abraham Poincheval will remain inside a human-shaped cavity for seven days straight.

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An IRL escape to Sonos and Gorillaz' Spirit House Berlin

Spirit House, Berlin
28 - 30 April

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Beyond Big Brother: Are we paranoid enough about the reality of ...

Reacting to the invasion of privacy encroaching on everyday life, CO Berlin’s Watched! Surveillance, Art and Photography poses some crucial questions

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This 'GTA V' Short About Friendship Premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival - Motherboard

A chat with the director of 'Martin Pleure,' a short movie made with 'Grand Theft Auto V.'

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In Poland, the Art of Confession Gets Personal

Artists use their own stories to create more universal visibility in 'Ministry of Internal Affairs. Intimacy as Text.'

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The Creators Project

Meet the People Living as "Muxe," Mexico’s Third Gender

Filmmaker Ivan Olita documents the non-binary gender norms in of the rural community of Juchitan.