Elektra Kotsoni

Fashion

How to Break Up with Your Boyfriend

If your boyfriend has become a shitty thing in your life, then it's time to tourniquet that creep. Here's how to do it in seven easy steps (each of them inspired by the good people at WikiHow).
Elektra Kotsoni
9.8.14
Stuff

What Celebrity Do These Wax Statues Actually Look Like?

I figured the best way to identify the waxworks was to run the images through one of those celebrity lookalike websites, but unfortunately the technology isn’t quite as advanced as I’d expected.
Elektra Kotsoni
6.2.14
Photo

New York Is Not a Paradise

When Atisha Paulson emailed a fresh batch of photos, asking if there was any way we could offer a "kinder, gentler perspective" on his hometown, we decided to run this.
Elektra Kotsoni
5.22.14
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The Magnificent Graves of Georgian Mafiosos

The criminals of Kutaisi know how to be remembered.
Elektra Kotsoni
3.14.14
GEORGIA

Visiting the Magnificent Graves of Georgian Mafiosos

The headstones of Georgian "thieves in law” are flamboyant and lavish. Cigarettes, beads, and criminal symbolism all feature heavily.
Elektra Kotsoni
3.13.14
Travel

The Swedish Town Being Swallowed by the Earth

A long time ago, people in the arctic town of Kiruna were like, "Hey, let's mine a lot of iron ore!" Now they are like, "Uh oh, mining activity has led to a giant fissure opening up and threatening to swallow our homes!" This is bad.
Elektra Kotsoni
2.24.14
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Budapest Is a Trendy Loser

Ív and Candie are two Hungarian photographers. I've never met them but I exchanged emails with them for almost a year, ever since they sent me this amazing set of photos from their hometown. I like their work because it convinces me the world is insane.
Elektra Kotsoni
1.2.14
Rainbow Report: The Week in LGBT

Who Will Stop the Homosexual Dance Teacher of East London?!

Homophobes say the funniest things, don't you agree? Dr Mark Walcott is the head of dance and drama at Newham College in East London. He thinks a gay teacher should be fired.
Elektra Kotsoni
12.13.13
News

"They Are Filth": Greece's Immigrants Are Pretty Thrilled About the Golden Dawn Arrests

Last week 20 members of the Golden Dawn's top brass—including General Secretary Nikos Mihaloliakos and far-right heartthrob Ilias Kasidiaris—were finally arrested in Greece. The raids followed the murder of antifascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas by a man who...
Elektra Kotsoni
10.2.13
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Atlanta's Drag Queens Don't Have Time for Your Drama

All this talk about human rights can get slightly boring, don't you think? I mean activism is important and all, but all the having to defend your community stuff leaves less to time to celebrate it. Legendary Children is such an attempt: a...
Elektra Kotsoni
8.24.13
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Si Barber Photographs the Reality of Britain's 'Big Society'

Is the UK's austerity program really such a terrible thing? Sure, in times of crisis people do tend to smash each other in the head more often and <a href=vice-news/sisa...
Elektra Kotsoni
8.5.13
Photo

Animals Keep Photobombing Henry Gorse

Henry Gorse is a young photographer whose photos often feature animals. I always attributed that to his spending most of his teenage summers on a farm in Cheshire, but then I asked him about it and it turns out it's either A) just sheer coincidence, or...
Elektra Kotsoni
5.1.13
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