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Our Favourite Things This Week

For this, our brand new weekly feature we’ll be curating some of the things we find (and love) after endlessly trawling through the web so you don’t have to. Bite-sized tips on what’s out there that deserves a bit more than a quick share on Facebook or Twitter, some functional others purely aesthetic, and all, we promise very enjoyable. Let us be your filter!

Riposte never disappoints. Visual artist Lakwena Maciver (pictured above) is one of the current issue’s four women in conversation, and if you order the magazine online they’ll throw in a gorgeous limited edition print by her. There’s also a piece on how weddings as a business function, a collaboration with NikeLab x sacai, photography from 1980s Jamaica… we’d jump on it if we were you.

Martina Paukova creates a series of illustrations for the issue's feature on staying creative under pressure

Martina Paukova creates a series of illustrations for the issue’s feature on staying creative under pressure © Riposte

Our girl Maria McCloy hipped us to noted.man, this blog offering “a conversation with gentlemen in Africa and the Diaspora.” It’s only a few days in but already the style and the substance are balanced and clear-cut: They go head on with topics like male feminism, pornography and cast the net wide for sartorial personalities from Ghana, South Africa and further afield. There’s never been a better time to launch such a great online read for Black men. We are so glad it’s here.

Siphiwe Mpye, publisher and editor ©noted.man

Siphiwe Mpye, publisher and editor ©noted.man

When his efforts to reach Europe prove unsuccessful, Sega is thrust back to Dakar where he must now confront his family and friends and navigate his own disappointment. That’s the gist of this fictitious short film proposed by writer, director and producer Idil Ibrahim. SEGA (working title) comes at a time when the migrant crisis is the focus of international politics for better for worse. And while the debates rage on, tens of millions live out the arduous realities of a displaced existence. What SEGA seeks to do is give their plight a human face. It’s a worthy cause that we think deserves your dime or at the very least your attention out of the hundreds of other crowdfunding initiatives out there. Please give and/or share, they’ve got a week left to reach the last 21% of their goal. They’re so close! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sega-film#/story

© Jane Hahn

© Jane Hahn

For something more light-hearted, the award-winning film, television and theatre production team 2Far Media (Gone Too Far, Snapped) present, by way of a web series, a revenge guide with hot pepper as the weapon of choice. (You can watch the first episode here)

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