Jake Hall

Culture

the complicated politics of boycotting brunei

After the Sultan of Brunei announced the introduction of Sharia Law this week, the international community has reacted by calling for boycotting his hotels. But is that the most useful way to call for change?
Jake Hall
4.7.19
Music

how billie eilish uses humour and horror to talk about mental health

On her first full-length album Billie skilfully discusses mental health and self-loathing. But behind the melodrama there’s an extremely relatable, endearingly goofy 17-year-old.
Jake Hall
4.4.19
Fashion

tracing robyn’s most iconic music video looks, in her own words

From ‘Show Me Love’ to ‘Honey’, we asked Robyn to discuss her evolving style via her best music videos.
Jake Hall
2.28.19
Culture

what’s really happening in chechnya right now?

The LGBTQ community is under attack and urgent action is needed.
Jake Hall
1.29.19
Culture

gay for play: how video games became a space to virtually explore queerness

As a newly-opened exhibition at Berlin’s Schwules Museum examines the queer history of video games, writer Jake Hall investigates the ways in which virtual worlds have provided an escape for young people the world over.
Jake Hall
1.28.19
Opinion

why are gay bars being compared to gentrification?

Eastenders’s newly-announced gay bar has prompted comparisons to gentrification, but why do we assume LGBTQ venues are exclusively middle-class?
Jake Hall
1.10.19
Opinion

is there such a thing as too woke?

It's been quite a week of hot-takes.
Jake Hall
12.7.18
Opinion

shawn mendes has a point – we need to stop policing male femininity

Our knowledge of gender and sexuality is expanding at breakneck speed, but the Mendes memes prove we still have rigid ideas of what it means to be masculine or to act gay.
Jake Hall
11.28.18
Opinion

what is digital clothing?

Exploring whether this is a potential answer to Instagram-inspired over-consumption, or just a gimmick.
Jake Hall
11.23.18
Fashion

is bryanboy right — is sustainability incompatible with fashion?

We weigh in.
Jake Hall
11.6.18
Think Pieces

here’s why sza’s plastic-free line could change the sustainable fashion game

The ethical fashion industry is in sore-need of a rebrand. Can stars like SZA be the ones to do it?
Jake Hall
8.20.18
Think Pieces

the grim fascination with ‘money diaries’

They say as much about society as they do about the participants.
Jake Hall
7.24.18
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