Ilana Kaplan

Music

why pop music is getting more queer

"Every time we see a push to the right politically — as we are seeing across the globe right now — it is preceded by a period of liberty, of advancement in civil rights, and of freedom of expression."
Ilana Kaplan
3 days ago
Culture

a guide to nyc's best drag shows during pride

Pay tribute (and tips) to the city's hard-working queens at these venues.
Ilana Kaplan
5.29.19
Film

'drop dead gorgeous' is the best 90s cult movie you've probably never seen

Starring Kirsten Dunst, Allison Janney, and Ellen Barkin, 'Drop Dead Gorgeous' is a story of beauty pageants and murder mysteries,.
Ilana Kaplan
4.9.19
Music

perfume are still japan's most experimental girl group

Ahead of their Coachella performance, the J-Pop group tell i-D about their new album 'Future Pop' and why they've never embraced kawaii.
Ilana Kaplan
1.11.19
Music

boygenius is the only supergroup that matters

Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker started boygenius as a joke about male artist archetypes. Then they recorded one of the year's best EPs in just five days.
Ilana Kaplan
11.12.18
Photography

this photographer has traveled with beyoncé from louisiana to the louvre

During his last trip to Paris, Robin Harper captured an intimate moment between two dancers that ended up as The Carters' 'Everything Is Love' album cover.
Ilana Kaplan
7.18.18
Music

1998 was a landmark year for women in pop

Britney’s first single, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, and the legacy of the Spice Girls. Looking back at the rise of girl power in pop, 20 years later.
Ilana Kaplan
1.3.18
Music

karen elson on stevie nicks and songwriting

As she prepares to release Double Roses, her first album in seven years, the Nashville musician tells i-D how listening to Fleetwood Mac guided her through turbulent times.
Ilana Kaplan
2.17.17
Music

bat for lashes' new album is a soundtrack for an imaginary, tragic wedding

After premiering her short film I Do at Tribeca Film Festival, Natasha Khan is preparing to release her first new album since 2012, The Bride — and perform it live in churches around America and the UK.
Ilana Kaplan
5.11.16