Josie Thaddeus-Johns

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politics

Photos from the Debaucherous, Alternative Gala Protesting Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump was visiting Berlin for a women's rights summit, and she didn't just get booed inside the conference hall. We joined protesters as they held their own anti-Ivanka soirée.
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
4.27.17
Interviews

Josh, the Awkward Kisser from 'Love at First Kiss,' Actually Had a Good 2016

This fall, the internet fell in love at first meme with the 27-year-old, never-been-kissed breakout star of TLC's most uncomfortable reality show. We caught up with Josh Basili to reflect on his year and learn how he's carrying his boundless optimism...
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
12.28.16
News

Brits Living in the EU React to Brexit

"My youth was shaped by a rhetoric of unity, equality of opportunity, and multiculturalism. These values have always felt like an integral part of my national identity, but it seems I was wrong."
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
6.24.16
Photos

A Look Inside Berlin's Very Merry Christmas Voguing Ball

Although Germany's voguing scene is young, it didn't stop dancers from all over Europe from meeting in Berlin to connect, train, and, of course, battle it out—festively.
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
12.15.15
Photos

'Bearded Men in Silky Kimonos' is a Pin-Up Calendar For Lovers of Hirsute Men

We speak to the creator and models behind 2016's most gently masculine and elegant pin-up calendar.
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
11.16.15
domestic abuse

Women Seeking Divorce in Turkey are Being Murdered by Their Husbands

Filmmaker Chloe Fairweather documents the violence that women in Turkey endure at the hands of their husbands.
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
10.24.15
Music

The All-Female Dance Music Festival That Takes Aim at Bro Club Culture

Perspectives is a two-day Berlin festival where girls get to go to the front (and behind the decks, too).
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
9.22.15
abortion

Panties and Vodka Shots: Partying Hard at Berlin's Pro-Choice Fundraiser

Performance art and knickers with protest slogans ruled the night at this German charity event.
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
9.9.15
Germany

A Doggie Day Out at Berlin's Annual Pug Race

Every year, hundreds of Germans and their faithful pets gather to celebrate the snorting, snuffling cutie of the dog kingdom.
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
9.1.15
Essays

Learning to Be a Lesbian Online

Trying to understand my sexuality one Google search at a time.
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
8.15.15
Music

Dicks on the Dancefloor: Über Manly Gay Germans Talk About Masculinity

For their documentary 'Hyper Masculinity On The Dancefloor', Berlin filmmakers Selin Davasse and Emre Busse sought out the most hard-bodied techno lovers to answer a few crucial questions about manliness.
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
8.14.15