Think Pieces

Think Pieces

this is what protest fashion really looks like

At the Kids’ Choice Awards, "Stranger Things" star Millie Bobby Brown wore custom Calvin Klein to support the gun control movement March For Our Lives.
Charlotte Gush

lara croft: feminist hero or just another male fantasy?

Tracing the history of the most famous female computer game character, and figuring out her place in the world (real and virtual) today.
Matthew Whitehouse
Think Pieces

how luxury went millennial

How do you market yourself to those who grew up hardened to marketing?
Felix Petty

what happened to streetwear in 2017?

From luxury collaborations to billionaire investors, here’s how a brand, journalist and designer think 2017 turned streetwear into fashion’s most lucrative subculture.
Douglas Greenwood

why are those white oval sunglasses everywhere?

How 2017 became the year of "clout goggles."
Maggie Lange

why we need stronger lgbt+ representation in advertising

It’s probably not a massive shock that LGBT+ people are woefully under represented in advertising -- and then there’s the sad fact that the most complained about ad of 2016 was a builder in heels. So what’s being done to change this? We find out.
Greg French
Think Pieces

so, grindr has opened its doors to all – what does this mean?

In a radical move, the famous queer-specific dating app has become more inclusive by offering cis, trans, and other options to its users.
Jake Hall

I am worth it: learning how to say no in fashion

Taken from the latest issue of 1 Granary.
Greg French

the dark arts of the pop charts: how music superstars sell millions when no one buys albums

As Taylor Swift’s "Reputation" sells 1.2m copies in a week — making it the biggest selling album of 2017 so far — we explore the rise of artists’ partnerships with brands, streaming deals, ticket bundles, and other magic sales tricks.
Alim Kheraj

remembering february 20, 1988 — the day manchester came out

In 1988, a rally through central Manchester turned the city upside down. Not only was it the start of Manchester becoming Britain’s unofficial capital of Gay -- it was a useful microcosm for what would happen in the rest of the country.
Paul Flynn

the cult of rupi kaur

How the poet is selling out venues across the world, with help from her nearly two million Instagram followers.
Erica Euse

visible thongs are back and as controversial as ever

The G-string's reception says a lot about our expectations of female sexuality.
Kelsey Lawrence