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Dog Days are coming

In this part of the world, summer is akin to an uncertain, capricious lover: mostly cool and unreadable, but when it flares up, it gets us good. The days of blazing sunlight we are allocated each year are sparse, unpredictable, yet they allow us to linger and loiter, forcing us to find a spot to lie our bodies and cool our heads. These temporal flares, these dog days of lust and heat affirm themselves through their ability to make our panting turn into howling, our memories of their passage powerful and erratic. A summer of errant mutts, all looking to share a place under the shade.

Front cover: Vinna Laudico
Styling: Kaitlyn Woodhouse

Editors in chief: Herlinde Raeman & Kasper-Jan Raeman
Magazine editors: Julien Van de Casteele & Gabriela González
Copy editor: Megan Roberts
Design: Chloe D’hauwe
Advertising & partnerships: Kasper-Jan Raeman
Distribution: Herlinde Raeman
Printer: Drukkerij GEWADRUPO, Arendonk, Belgium

Contributing writers: Gabriela González, Julien Van de Casteele, Laura-Andréa Callewaert, Dries Robbe, Matias Calderon, Anaïs Violet Van Eldere, Souria Cheurfi & Eléonore Kenis

Contributing photographers: Laura McCluskey, Tiny Geeroms, Sasha Vernaeve, Laura-Andréa Callewaert, Leontien Allemeersch & Vinna Laudico

Contributing artists : BEBE & Gabriela González

Thank you: Isaac Barbé, Mattias Baertsoen, Koi Persyn, Niloufar Nematollahi, Hannes Rooms, Vicky Derweduwen, Lindsey De Laet, Mert Sen, Jeroen Albertijn, Stans Vrijsen, Mats Wosky, Junior Bokele, Paulina De Vleesschouwer, Margaux Fabris, Kellan Smith, Lynn Cailliau, Anna Hortense Vanden Brande, Naoki Karathanassis, Nelson Henry, Lara Decrae, Jelle Dens, Isabelle Vanderstockt, Melanie Musisi, Gert Van Dijck, Lisa Alemán Arévalo, Sofia Van Laer, Amani Wijte, Maria Antchougova, Amaury Wilkin & friends, Ian Wiglema, Emilia Vangrinsven, Frederik Vliege, Pascal Vandenberghe & Frederic Busscher

Partners: Het Bos, GEWADRUPO, Democrazy, Arenberg, Ancienne Belgique, Pukkelpop, Modemuseum, The Searchers, Theaterfestival, Bilbo, Toneelhuis, M museum, Carhartt, Booty Rave, HAAR, Table Dance, C12, Antwerp Queer Arts Festival, Rock Zerkegem, In De Ruimte, Supervue Festival, Micro Festival, Cinematek, Cinema Zuid, Visite Festival, Argos, Botanique, Bozar, BPS22, Bar Bricolage