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Perfume genius, Electric PIcnic, and leaked nude pics.

LOOKING FOR SOME articles and videos to help break up the afternoon, but only have 10 minutes to spare?

Try these nuggets for size – all take 10 minutes or less to enjoy.

1. I was a gang member


Source: Tom Gould/Vimeo

From his facial tattoos to his leather jacket, Martyka ‘Skin Dog’ Brandt’s outside appearance marks him as a tough guy. But as the video above shows, his life changed drastically. [Dazed -8 mins]

2. Is Electric Picnic accessible to all?

Louise Bruton has gone to Electric Picnic for eight years in a row – but she says that the festival really needs to up its game when it comes to accessibility. Why put the accessible carpark far away from the festival site? [Legless in Dublin - 3 mins]

At festivals, you need to nip back to the tent to get layers or for the very important disco naps so I felt like a nag to my friends when I needed their help. The paths leading from all the campsites are rough with stones and when it was wet, mud was a big issue. The fact that the access campsite was so far away meant that we had more tough ground to cover than the rest of the campers.

3. Leaked nude pics
67th Cannes Film Festival - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I Party

By now you’ll have heard of the leaked nude pics of female celebrities that were effectively stolen over the weekend. Roxanne Gay writes about what it really means when pics like this take over the internet.

[The Guardian - 5 mins]

4. Queen

Source: perfumegenius/YouTube

If you haven’t heard of Perfume Genius, make room for his new album, Too Bright, which is set to be one of the year’s must-listens. Mike Hadreas doesn’t just make great music though – he is also an incredible interviewee with a fascinating back story.

[The Independent - 6 mins]

5. Lady warriors

Source: National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology/YouTube

Thought that all Viking warriors were male? Well, you’d be wrong my friend. Just because a burial site has a sword in it, doesn’t mean the person was a man… [Tor - 2 mins]

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