Universities raided and professors threatened as Brazil elects far-right President

Universities across Brazil were raided ahead of last Sunday’s election, with police “questioning professors and confiscating materials belonging to students and professors.” Ahead of the runoff election, which resulted in far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro elected as President, Brazilian courts ruled that anti-fascist slogans displayed on university campuses were illegal political advertising. At the Universidade Federal Fluminese (UFF), the federal university of the state of Rio de Janeiro, a

'We're going to end up in a very bad place': Chapo Trap House on hope, podcasting, and prestige TV

John Podhoretz, Meghan McArdle, Bari Weiss: three names which mean nothing to the average Australian, but instantly remind fans of the hilarious socialist podcast Chapo Trap House. “We joke with ourselves about our international fans,” says Will Menaker, a host of the show, “who are laughing about John Podhoretz, even though they may not have any fucking clue what him or Commentary magazine is, they just like him as a funny character, like all the people that we make fun of.” “I’m a little ama

Don't listen to the prudes, Love Island is for the children

Make no mistake. Love Island is a vain, vapid television show that celebrates physical beauty and instant attraction. No matter what my next thousand words will tell you, the statistics do not lie. You are overwhelmingly favoured to reach the grand finale and a chance at £50,000 if you pick a partner during the first episode, based on appearance alone, and stick with them. Extend that to the first week and the ‘re-coupling’ that comes with it, and you’re pretty much guaranteed to hit the final

Rebels On Air Podcast #4: Tkay Maidza

“I think the most important thing is to just trust yourself, never lose sight of why you’re doing what you’re doing in the first place. It’s super relevant for anything and everything.” Each week, the Nike’s Rebels On Air Podcast introduces you to a talented local hero who is changing the game. In episode #4, your host FlexMami (Sidechains) has a chat with Adelaide rapper/national treasure Tkay Maidza. Tkay talks about her inspirations when it comes to music, art, fashion, and staying ahead of

Rebels On Air Podcast #3: Martin Novosel of Purple Sneakers

Each week, the Nike’s Rebels On Air Podcast introduces you to a talented local hero who is changing the game. In episode #3, your host FlexMami (Sidechains) chats with DJ, artist manager and head honcho of Sydney’s much-loved Purple Sneakers, Martin Novosel. Hear how Martin has grown Purple Sneakers from a regular club night to an online music hub and weekly radio show dedicated to the best emerging club sounds. He shares stories of failed endeavours that have been just as important as his succ

Rebels On Air Podcast #1: YO! MAFIA

“I think it all comes back to classics, man, and that’s why I’m the OG! Y’know what I mean? You respect the OG.” Each week, Nike’s Rebels On Air Podcast introduces you to a talented local hero who is changing the game. In episode #1, your host FlexMami (Sidechains) chats with sneaker freak and DJ, YO! MAFIA. Hear about how she first got into vinyl, the time she supported Stevie Wonder, and why she’s so obsessed with sneakers. Listen below and subscribe on iTunes or elsewhere to get new episode
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