Lolita just turned 25 & the internet still doesn’t get it
As a new generation of TikTok coquettes emerge, we look back at why the controversial film continues to find a misunderstood audience.
The neon buzzcut is dead, long live the messy mod top
Even Evan Mock, once the king of the colourful close crop, is taking a leaf out of Liam Gallagher's book these days.
The rise of non-toxic social media apps
A new wave of Gen Z platforms promise an inoffensive internet. But at what point can a safe haven become an echo chamber?
The return of normie fashion marks a cultural reset
The pursuit of quietness and simplicity seen on the AW23 runways belies a constellation of cultural, economic, and political factors at play.
The return of recession dating
Tough times might mean 'tinned fish dates', but financial turmoil should be weathered with a bit of romance.
The rise of dating vigilantism
When we use technology to surveil each other’s behaviour, we transform our personal and romantic lives into a sad public spectacle.
Anti-porn feminism is back and more divisive than ever
Thanks to Netflix and TikTok, porn criticism is rife. We just have to make sure we’re holding the right people accountable.
Unpacking our undying obsession with Sylvia Plath’s Fig Tree
‘The Bell Jar’, turns 60 this year, but rather than becoming a literary relic, the internet continues to resurrect (and misunderstand) it.
Frank Ocean's Coachella set was beautiful and misunderstood
With great anticipation comes impossible expectation, and Sunday's highlights far outnumbered its faults.
The underrated, anti-establishment chick flick we deserved in 2003
Twenty years after ‘What a Girl Wants’, we look back on the Amanda Bynes movie undermining the aristocracy with rock music and low-rise jeans.
How a social media post could land you in jail
In the UK, it's possible to be tagged "guilty by association" just for appearing in the same content as someone else committing a crime.
Polyamory has a toxic positivity problem
Being poly is no more or less valid than any other relationship dynamic, why do people both on and offline see it as a 'more evolved' way of being?