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News stories, features and reviews across arts and culture for Dazed, i-D and Teen Vogue.

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The 54 Best K-Pop Songs of 2021

  Teen Vogue • 17 December 2021

There’s always been a shadow chasing the sweetness of Rosé’s voice. It’s this hint of huskiness that tempers her solo debut’s decadent flair – a shimmering slice of EDM-pop, the heavenly highs of the chorus fuelled by that bittersweet bite of a bassline. The fairytale narrative of Rosé’s ...

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The Best K-Pop Moments of 2020

   Teen Vogue • 18 December 2020

Taeyeon’s new mini-album What Do I Call You is a gorgeous blend of whimsical melodies and wistful lyricism. Taylor Swift may be setting up her songwriting camp deep in the folkorian woods, but Taeyeon has created her own tiny universe within these six songs. “To the Moon” transforms ...

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How anime is trying to save the planet

             i-D • 18 March 2020

Given the spike in time spent indoors, at least we can take comfort in the treasure trove of Studio Ghibli movies that just landed on Netflix. But rather than simply providing respite from the crisis unfolding on our doorsteps, there are numerous lessons to be learnt from these animations ...

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Seven short skate films you should watch now

          Dazed • 24 April 2019

Filmmaking has always been a natural extension of skating. The first wave of skater kids shared VHS compilations with their mates. Now, those DIY directors collab with brands to create raw, vivid documentaries ...

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A new virtual reality art project lets people walk on the moon

          Dazed • 16 April 2019

Visit London’s Store X installation space this month, and you’ll find yourself trading grey pavements for a digitised monochrome moonscape. With Turner prize-winning sculptor Antony Gormley realising his vision to explore ...

Still from Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

Watch the trailer for Beyoncé’s new Netflix documentary

           Dazed • 8 April 2019

If you missed Beyoncé’s unbelievable headline show at Coachella last summer, or want to relive the experience from a different perspective, this is for you. Netflix have just released a stunning teaser for the singer’s new documentary ...

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Dazed 100 winner Holland explores queer love in moving video for ‘Nar_C’

             Dazed • 4 April 2019

Holland won the Dazed 100 last year, as a figure championing a new, queer era in K-pop and beyond. The first openly gay K-pop star continues to push for inclusivity, with his latest single and video “Nar_C”.

The song comes from Holland’s new self-titled EP ...

Top Boy

Little Simz and Dave join the dramatic Top Boy series revival

            Dazed • 2 April 2019

Netflix’s reboot of Top Boy will finally hit the small screen with 10 new episodes in autumn 2019. Fresh from releasing her third studio album Grey Area, artist and actress Little Simz opens the explosive first trailer with a line that defines the story ... 

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Meet the queer Korean couples vlogging their lives together

                i-D • 7 July 2021

“Since I realised I was gay, I thought the word ‘marriage’ had nothing to do with me,” says Dia. “But it’s one of the rights and blessings that gay people should be able to get.” He’s sitting on the floor of his apartment in Seoul, sharing a tub of ice cream with his boyfriend of three years, DG ...

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The anonymous Korean vloggers creating the most meditative content on YouTube

              i-D • 16 June 2020

In stark contrast to the classic YouTube personality, a community of vloggers in South Korea have veered away from the competitive crush of loud, brand-heavy content to create something far more sedate. Nyangsoop, Aji, Ondo and Haegreendal all choose to vlog anonymously ...

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Watch Madonna and Maluma elope in surreal new video for ‘Medellín’

          Dazed • 25 April 2019

Madonna premiered the lavish new video for “Medellín” last night as part of a global event streamed live from MTV’s Camden studio. The visual gives fans new insight into the concept behind the singer’s upcoming album, Madame X, which she recently teased via Instagram ...

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is too white and too male, says a new study

          Dazed • 17 April 2019

New research reveals that the artificial intelligence field is dominated by straight, white men. According to a monumental new study, this singular subset of society is teaching intelligent machines to create the algorithms that will define ...

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Art activists demand Whitney Museum removes arms manufacturer vice-chairman

            Dazed • 8 April 2019

Over 120 eminent art scholars and critics have united with activists and staff members to demand the Whitney Museum in New York removes Warren B. Kanders from the museum’s board of trustees. Kanders, who currently serves as vice-chairman ...

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Everything we know about Hollywood’s live-action remake of Akira

           Dazed • 6 April 2019

Akira is the legendary cyberpunk story of biker gangs and government experiments, credited with introducing the western world to god damn good anime in the 90s. Rumours of a live-action remake might finally become reality .... 

Frida Kahlo by Nickolas Muray

See rare photos of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera going up for auction

           Dazed • 3 April 2019

A collection of “intimate and casual” images that capture Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and their diverse social circle are going up for auction for the first time. The photographs are taken by Nickolas Muray, the famed artist ...