Ilana Kaplan

Think Pieces

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
6.12.19
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
5.28.19
News

taylor swift's 'me!' is... all about her

Her album 'TS7' is coming soon.
Ilana Kaplan
4.26.19
Film

'drop dead gorgeous' is the cult movie that combines pageants and murder mystery

The 90s film features a host of names including Kirsten Dunst, Allison Janney, and Ellen Barkin.
Ilana Kaplan
4.8.19
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
1.10.19
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
11.9.18
Music

alunageorge's emotional new song is about finding true happiness

As the UK duo drops 'Superior Emotion' with Cautious Clay, singer Aluna Francis talks returning to AlunaGeorge's indie beginnings — and how music helped her through her own #MeToo moment.
Ilana Kaplan
9.7.18
Music

kelsy karter is the aspiring rockstar making music for zayn

Watch the surreal video for her latest single, 'Sad Sad Summer.'
Ilana Kaplan
7.25.18
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
7.17.18
Music

say lou lou's new sound nods to trip hop and 'james bond'

As i-D premieres 'Ana,' the first single off Say Lou Lou's long-awaited second album, the sister duo discusses their new direction.
Ilana Kaplan
6.8.18
Music

this south korean surf-rock album is a spirited ode to friendship

Say Sue Me's vibrant new record, 'Where We Were Together,' premieres in full on i-D. The album was written after one bandmember suffered an accident.
Ilana Kaplan
4.10.18
Music

premiere: katy perry signee cyn on her darker dance-pop sound

'Alright' is one of CYN's only songs that's not about love. As i-D premieres the new track, the Detroit-born artist tells us how she went from playing piano in Katy Perry's living room to touring with Sigrid.
Ilana Kaplan
3.1.18
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