Think Pieces

Think Pieces

'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.
Samuel Allan

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
Think Pieces

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.
Samuel Allan

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.
Alim Kheraj

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.”
Philippa Snow
Think Pieces

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.
Josh Baines

is there such a thing as too woke?

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

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.
Jake Hall

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.
Osman Ahmed

'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.
Cassidy George