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Here's some pictures of KAOS crush Harry Aikines-Aryeetey warm weather training in Tenerife in January, and at last weekend's Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham. The races are down below - both heats of the 60m, and the final.
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Japanese graphic artist Sadao Hasegawa was born in the Tokai area of Japan in 1955, and after taking up drawing in his twenties, his first exhibition Sadao Hasegawa's Alchemism-Meditation for 1973 debuted in Tokyo.
He combined depictions of the male physique, sex (often extreme, such as bondage and S&M), elaborate fantastic settings and Japanese, Indian, South-East Asian and African mythology, resulting in an intensely concentrated representation of stylised eroticism.
Whilst Hasegawa's work generated interest overseas, with contributions to magazines in the US and Europe, in Japan, his work has been largely overlooked. Sadao Hasegawa: Paintings and Drawings (Gay Men's Press, 1990), and Paradise Vision (Kochi Studio, 1996) have so far been the only collections of the artist's work.
Hasegawa refused to exhibit overseas, apparently not wanting to distribute his works abroad. He committed suicide on 20th November 1999 in Bangkok, Thailand, leaving only a small stone on which he had painted a portrait of Japanese author and poet Yukio Mishima, who had taken his own life one year earlier. In the third of a three part series (you can find Part 1 [1978-82] here, and Part 2 [1982-91] here), KAOS takes a look at Hasegawa's early work.
Hate Trump supporters? Hate liberals? Here's why. "Deep in the brain, your amygdala generates a knee-jerk response to political enemies and other threats. But experiments show the divide can be bridged."
The National Trust and the National Archives are to recreate a '30s gay bar based on photographs: “Freud Café, which is close to the original site of The Caravan, will be transformed in March for the Queer City project celebrating London’s gay scene between 1918 and 1967. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, which decriminalised homosexuality in England and Wales.”
19-year-old Zakaria Bulhan has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of US tourist Darlene Horton in London last year.
Traditional retail markets and the battle to stay afloat. "British markets are seen as a microcosm of the city or town in which they are based, encapsulating the diversity of communities and skills a place has to offer. But with some being sold off due to their prime locations and others fighting for their existence amid the rise of discount supermarkets and online retailers, will generations to come be able to enjoy them?"
Hillsborough: A day that began with hope and ended in avoidable tragedy. ""Author Kevin Sampson was among the Liverpool fans who attended their FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest in 1989. In an extract from his latest book, Hillsborough Voices, he recounts the unfolding horror of that fateful afternoon."
"The building creaks and sways": Life in a skyscraper. "From Chicago to Dubai, Manchester to Melbourne, our cities are climbing above the clouds. What’s it like to live on the 64th floor?"
What happened to Newcastle's dream for a vertical city? "In the 60s planners reimagined Newcastle as a 3D multi-level city, but what remains is now being closed off or demolished. Guided by architecture professor Stephen Graham, Karl Whitney explores this disappearing city."
INTERVIEW Talking toI Am Not Your Negro director Raoul Peck about James Baldwin's legacy, politics, and the ever-presence of history.
INTERVIEW Talking toMoonlight director Barry Jenkins. "He had a hand-to-mouth childhood in a rough neighbourhood, then went to a football college. So how did the 37-year-old end up making the film of the year?"
INTERVIEW Talking toMoonlight writer Tarell Alvin McCraney. "The playwright tells how growing up in the Miami projects inspired his view of America."
REVIEW Jonathan. "Although it has a few problems, Jonathan is still an intriguing family drama. It has a few issues handling it emotions, but pulls through with good performances and interesting character dynamics."
REVIEW Campfire. "These four Bavo Defurne shorts aren’t a collection for everyone, but if you’re interested in something a bit challenging and which cannot help itself but train its camera lens on the beauty of youth, you should find plenty to appreciate."
WATCH Here's the trailer for Marco Berger's Taekwondo; A Little Lust; and It’s Only the End of the World, the latest from Xavier Dolan (Tom At The Farm).
REVIEWDeep Water. "[It] certainly isn’t a jolly series, but it’s an entertaining and intriguing one that keeps you guessing about what’s been happening in Bondi’s gay scene in both the past and the present."
"I would also like to take this opportunity to squash the persistent rumours about mysterious 'disappearances' and emphasize that rural and urban areas are now enjoying a life of harmony and peace. I'm sure you're glad to hear this. And I'm happy you're glad."