weekend links: the male physique, psychosexual animation, Chinese fake news

Wong Ping, still from  Wong Ping’s Fables 2  (2019). Image courtesy of Edouard Malingue Gallery and the artist/ Artsy .

Wong Ping, still from Wong Ping’s Fables 2 (2019). Image courtesy of Edouard Malingue Gallery and the artist/Artsy.

Historian David K Johnson is best known for his book Lavender Scare, which chronicles the US government's efforts to purge gay officials from its ranks during the Cold War. His new book, Buying Gay, chronicles the history of male physique magazines and their use in fostering gay communities. [Hyperallergic]

Wong Ping is an animator out of Hong Kong who would like to remind you that the world is absurd and not a single penis out there is perfectly straight. Check out some of his bizarre, neon-colored psychosexual animated videos here. [Artsy]

Why should teenagers get all the post-apocalyptic fun? Here are five books for the sporty mom looking to not die in the wasteland once the Amazon burns down completely. [The Millions]

If you are a Chinese student studying abroad, chances are you read College Daily in order to get your homeland news. But the publication, which describes itself as "post-truth," does not have any editorial standards at all. Han Zhang dives into the new media outlet and the workings behind it. [The New Yorker]

At what age should you read Huck Finn? According to Cathleen Schine in her interview with the New York Times, 40. [The New York Times]

Missy Elliott announced yesterday that she was releasing her first new collection of music since 2005’s The Cookbook. The five-song EP, titled Iconography, went live at midnight and is now streaming on Spotify. All hail the return of the master. [FADER]

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