• The Persona Issue
    November 2015 #22
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    • on the cover Godfather of Witch House and designer for Alien Body, Pictureplane. This month, we sit down with the guy behind the on-stage personality. Photo by Luis Nieto Dickens.

    • Up close and personal with artists at the front lines of dark and hypnotic anti-surveillance art Holly Herndon and Mat Dryhurst. Read the interview

    • around the world in 33 days yena sharma purmasir traveled around the world – from new york city to london, oslo, new delhi, auckland, and san francisco.

    • write for us november marks “the persona issue” – read our call for submissions here.

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    Table Of Contents


    To get you pumped for our party LRAD on Friday, listen to this exclusive mix by DJ FXWRK – the perfect vibe for getting ready before going out.

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    This Week in ACAB by Ash Jegroo

    Police Brutalize Protesters in Nepal

    People of the Madhesi ethnic group in southern Nepal have been protesting the country’s new constitution. The police has responded with brutal violence, killing more than 40 people since August.


    I tried to kill myself. Here is what happened when I called a counseling phone service.

    I Might Be Lying

    by Aden Ng


    7 Ways to Get the Best Black Friday Deals Remember that every day that you exist, you are robbed by capitalism. You deserve so much better ;)

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    Bad News by Tyler Reinhard

    Just Be Thankful You’re Not A (Noun)

    Bad News! Sad News! Thanksgiving Small Talk News! Voice Transplants! Post-antibotic pandemics! Terror! Death! Gnashing of teeth! Gnashing of abstract economic indicators!

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    This Week in ACAB by Ash Jegroo

    Oaxaca Riots Claim $85,000 in Damages Following Killings by Police

    This week in #acab: more than 1,015 people have been killed by US police so far this year, and Oaxacan rioters claim $85,000 in property damages.

    The People of Ieya
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    Feed Me by Anwar Batte

    Decode Your Teen’s Tweets

    Obscure no more, this guide to the casual antagonist's banter is handy af.

    Office games

    What video games taught me about the world of work.

    All Work and No Play

    by Jack Moore

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    This Week in ACAB by Ash Jegroo

    French Police Crack Down on Migrants in Calais After Protest Against Miserable Conditions in “The Jungle”

    In Mexico, police attack another group of normalistas, arresting 13 and injuring 8 students. In Turkey, around the Kurdish city of Silvan, cops continue their violent fight against Kurdistan Workers’ Party, forcing thousands to flee the city.


    In Mexico City, street food (much like queerness) is a mix of new and old. Foreigners are told not to eat it, but who cares? Come and eat as much as you can; this guide is for you. 

    The Queer Anti-Guide to Snacking in Mexico City

    by Mariana Roa and Hana Masri


    Feed Me by Anwar Batte

    Four Underutilized Strategies for Increasing Your Social Media Reach

    Double down on these four disruptive strategies to leverage your social media reach in the blogosphere. Win-win synergy rockstar.

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    Beyoncé’s flipped the switch on being surveilled, with a level of eroticized self-awareness most of us will never know, tbh.

    Beyoncé Browsing Dildos

    by Muna Mire

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    Bad News by Tyler Reinhard

    The UFO Was More of a Metaphor

    FBI spying on middle schools! Teens spend more time online than asleep! IKEA runs out of beds! Whites dying almost as much as everyone else! Larry David paid to call Trump a racist!

    Nov cameos

    Tiffany Wines, chukwumaa, and Darcie Wilder share their search histories, beauty routines, and the coolest shit going on right now.

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    Stealth Care by Ruby Brunton

    Public (un)Health

    Ruby Brunton introduces her new column on the entrappings of self-care, hating work, and what she would rather be doing.

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    A swipe right unlocks an exhibitionist archive, the possibility of touch, and new arenas of desire, somewhere between the physical and the digital.

    The Life of a Tinder Muse

    by Simone Wolff

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    This Week in ACAB by Ash Jegroo

    London Protests Against Tuition Hikes Brutally Repressed by the Police

    Italian Police shut down protest against Trident Juncture – NATO’s biggest war exercise in over a decade. In Spain, anarchists were arrested and charged with belonging to terrorist group.

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    Making Yourself at Home

    Our new columnist Yung Costanza warmly welcomes you to his native Brooklyn, now please stop planting your flag here like you landed on the Moon.

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    Halloween Is Never Over
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    Navigating grotesque mental hygiene laws in New York state, a young woman fears she is her mother’s greatest advocate and worst traitor as she checks her Mother into an inpatient psychiatric facility at Payne Whitney Hospital.

    Please, Hold

    by @Sweat _Bee


    Horoscopes by Corina Dross

    November 2015

    Welcome back to the dark time of the year, on the other side of the veil. These months leading up to winter solstice bring an energy of releasing, integrating, and renewing.

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    Letters by Ripley Soprano

    Off Brand

    This is The Persona Issue, in which we dissociate like a pro, ponder what being an icon does to your psyche, cultivate a brand and play the game better than anybody else, and explore the fragility and temporality of the self.

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