in defense of marissa cooper

She’s the almost universally reviled female lead of teen drama 'The O.C.' but it’s time to start paying Marissa Cooper the respect she deserves.
Alim Kheraj
Think Pieces

the importance of depicting “tucking” on screen for trans women

As the 2018 summer heat flares to record highs across the globe, the pressure to "tuck" explodes. For the first time, this simple act played out sensitively on screen in 'Pose'.
Sessi Kuwabara Blanchard

grindr has a new app to address discrimination

Grindr’s upcoming rebrand to ‘Kindr’ says “It’s time to play nice” -- but what can an app do to solve the epidemic of discrimination among gay men?
Yusuf Tamanna

how robyn became the master of pop

After nearly a decade, Robyn is back to save us with her new solo single Missing U. It’s just further proof as to why she’s one of the world’s most important players in pop.
Alim Kheraj
Think Pieces

how can fashion be decolonized?

Ahead of a landmark show of Muslim fashion in San Francisco, we ask if fashion's history and current culture be rethought.
Alice Pfeiffer

there’s a lot more than just homophobia in that trump-putin kissing cartoon

Why are we so fascinated with the gay sexual power dynamics of world leaders?
Sessi Kuwabara Blanchard

the 10 most powerful moments from the royal wedding

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Roisin Lanigan

what we can learn about the cult of insta-influencers from lil miquela

Lil Miquela might not be real, but she’s no more fake than everyone else online.
Felix Petty
the sounding off issue

young artists on the politics of making music in the middle east

From the threat of violence to starting a musical revolution, making music is an inherently political act for artists from the Middle East
Amelia Abraham
the sounding off issue

pink and hans zimmer sound off

For The Sounding Off Issue​, we asked a collection of music makers, writers, thinkers and shakers to contribute their thoughts and opinions about music in 2017. First up, PINK and Hans Zimmer.
hans zimmer

the i-D guide to contemporary fashion terminology

The ‘fashionista’ is long-since over and no one says ‘edgy’ anymore. So what are the new words and expressions tumbling from the lips of those in the know? Having consulted with some of our fashion friends, i-D brings you a selection of our current...
James Anderson

solange is right: music needs more diverse critical voices

In a series of tweets, the singer and label owner sounded off about race and the music industry, harkening back to observations she'd made in 2013 about narrow journalistic representations of R&B and hip-hop sounds. Three years on, we really need to...
Emily Manning