ian alexander of 'the oa' is breaking new ground for trans representation
Ian Alexander talks to i-D about growing up playing male roles and making his big screen debut in The OA.
topaz jones, new york’s new prince of funk
The young New Jersey-born hip-hop vocalist returns with his second album, ‘Arcade,’ streaming exclusively on i-D.
dreadlocks, a tangled cultural history
As major designers and music icons bring locked hair to the forefront of the cultural conversation, we trace the style back its roots, and ask what exactly makes its mainstreaming so controversial.
nicolaia rips wrote her first memoir in middle school, while living at the chelsea hotel
The 17-year-old author of 'Trying to Float,' talks to i-D about the (sometimes) wonderful weirdness of growing up like 'Eloise.'
powerful photos of faceless female nudes explore race, gender, and beauty
Documentary photographer Kacy Johnson's FEMALE project looks at women around the world, starting with the surface.
‘bounce,’ a basketball opera tackling america’s gun problem
i-D meets the cast of the youth-led theater production touring the basketball courts of the US with a message of nonviolence — and a score cowritten by Ansel Elgort.
hak on life after ratking and his sweaty new solo album
The Harlem-based artist discusses his sun-drenched solo debut, 'June,' as it drops today, on the summer solstice.
lula hyers is capturing the kaleidoscopic queer youth of america
Lula Hyers is on a mission to help the world see beyond the binary, and she’s doing it by photographing young people from across America and the LGBTQ spectrum. We spend a day with the photographer on set in NYC.
eileen kelly, instagram star turned sex educator
The 20-year-old New Yorker behind the account @killerandasweetthang may have experienced her share of trolling, but she's putting her 300-thousand-strong following to good use. Eileen speaks to i-D about her new project.