Think Pieces

Fashion

why are those white oval sunglasses everywhere?

How 2017 became the year of "clout goggles."
Maggie Lange
12.8.17
Culture

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
12.7.17
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
12.7.17
Fashion

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

Taken from the latest issue of 1 Granary.
Greg French
12.6.17
Music

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
11.22.17
Culture

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
11.7.17
Culture

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
11.7.17
Fashion

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
11.6.17
Think Pieces

why does everyone suddenly seem to have impostor syndrome?

Unpacking a mysterious, very 2017 epidemic.
Erica Euse
11.6.17
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
11.2.17
Think Pieces

your enduring love for hello kitty is justified

Merchandising icon or subversive millennial idol? Exploring the enduring appeal of Hello Kitty, from the kawaii boom of the 70s to a Frank Ocean festival headline slot.
Hannah Ongley
10.27.17
beauty

rina sawayama talks about the representation of east asian women in fashion

Madonna’s MDNA Skin launched with a video of her and Josh "The Fat Jew" Ostrovsky being pampered by silent East Asian women. Musician Rina Sawayama called her out on Twitter, and tells i-D why this trope must die.
Rina Sawayama
9.29.17