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Culture

drag terrorist christeene is a brand new breed of american celebrity

Ahead of her groundbreaking new show at the Barbican, we catch up with the performance artist who plays ass-cheeks like bongo drums, twerks in Walmart and stormed the Church of Scientology.
Philippa Snow
9.20.19
News

stormzy says oxford turned down his offer to create a scholarship for black students

The revelation follows his current grant programme with Cambridge University, during which will sponsor two students this year and two the next.
Roisin Lanigan
11.8.18
Culture

this new exhibition is celebrating the art world's most iconic couples

'Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the Avant-Garde' opens today at Barbican and features some of the best duos of the past century. Romantic!
Roisin Lanigan
10.11.18
Art

the problem with the barbican’s basquiat retrospective

Boom for Real at the Barbican is content to examine the grit and glamour of Basquiat’s NYC, but what about the racism he faced as the art world’s first black star?
Felix Petty
9.22.17
Music

the songs that changed jane birkin’s life

With a new album, Birkin/Gainsbourg: Le Symphonique, and a performance at London’s Barbican later this year, Jane Birkin talks us through the songs that define her ten year love affair with France’s most illustrious musician, Serge Gainsbourg.
Matthew Whitehouse
4.27.17
Music

writing songs for unseen warhol films

As Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films comes to the Barbican this evening, we speak to electro-punk pioneer Martin Rev about the enduring legacy of the great pop artist’s work.
Matthew Whitehouse
5.16.16
Grime

2014 the year of... grime

As we move toward 2015, i-D looks back at the year past and dissects the things that defined it. Ian McQuaid examines the year that grime came back in a big way.
Ian McQuaid
12.14.14
Photography

christian lacroix gets carte blanche at paris’s congnacq-jay museum

“When I was 18, I wanted to be a museum curator,” confesses French couture designer Christian Lacroix. His old passion was revived when Musée Cognacq-Jay asked him to provide a new look at an 18th Century art collection gathered by a wealthy couple in...
Oscar Heliani
11.14.14
Culture

nine years of documenting britain's forgotten history with cafe royal books

Café Royal Books was set up in the North West of England in 2005. Bringing you a no fuss, limited edition, documentary photography zine every Thursday, focusing on social change in the UK, CRB projects an honest and simple way of looking at what...
i-D Team
11.13.14
Fashion

jean paul gaultier and antoine de caunes

Following on from last week’s Jennifer Saunders special, today we’re delighted to reunite the Eurotrash dream team of Jean Paul Gaultier and Antoine de Caunes; when I was a young boy living in the countryside they taught me everything I know about...
i-D Team
4.15.14
watch

jean paul gaultier and jennifer saunders

To celebrate the opening of "The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier" at the Barbican, Jean Paul Gaultier and Jennifer Saunders have been collaborating on a very special collection for i-D. In a worldwide exclusive interview, we sent our roving...
i-D Team
4.10.14