'midsommar' is terrifying because it defies traditional horror tropes
Ari Aster's sophomore film trades bumps in the night for ever-present dread, something we know all too well.
what the moby/natalie portman drama says about gender power dynamics
And the wider male insistence on beauty (and youth) being a form of power used over them.
Marie Le Conte
kanye west: a god, complex
In an Easter 'Sunday Service' at Coachella Kanye sought salvation and maybe even forgiveness in a performance that found him drawing a parallel between himself and divinity.
why the uk is in the midst a toxic lgbtq debate
In the UK, decades old arguments conflating sexual identity and sexual acts has lead to a nationwide debate about whether LGBTQ rights should even be mentioned in schools.
the strange story of kim kardashian and her personal paparazzo
“Maybe if you had a fucking business that you were passionate about then you would know what it takes to run a fucking business but you don't.”
why dry january won't solve our problem with binge drinking
Now the festivities are over the #newyearnewme bandwagon is here with over 4 million of us committing to a sober January. But what good does it do when we get back on the booze, making up for lost time as soon as it ends?
Lily Rose Thomas
jeff goldblum and the daddy problem
Jeff Goldblum's omnipresence as our empirical Daddy of the year is proof, if proof needs be, that the entire planet is on the huh.
is there such a thing as too woke?
It's been quite a week of hot-takes.
how diversity in fashion became about democracy
Knowledge of your taste is more valuable than ever before, and not just to those who want to sell you products, but to those who want to sell you ideas.
Clementine de Pressigny
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.
second generation designers are shaping the future of the british fashion industry
Fashion journalist Osman Ahmed celebrates a new generation of young designers from multi-cultural backgrounds who are redefining and reimagining what British fashion means today.
'the simple life' was an accidentally brilliant reflection on america's political divide
15 years ago, Paris and Nicole illuminated the festering culture wars before Trump brought it all to the surface.