Posts By Thomas Gorton

The YouTube videos that shaped pop culture as we know it


Put yourself in 2005. It was an innocent time: the internet was young and terms like ‘viral’ and ‘meme’ weren’t yet intrinsic to our internet hivemind. A new website called YouTube had just been registered by three friends Jawed Karim, Chad Hurley, and Steve Chen, marketing itself as a video sharing platform. Of course, no one could have predicted the cultural impact it would ultimately have.

No longer exclusively the virtual home to cute dogs and Nyanhellip;

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Gorillaz reveal the next collaboration in their Song Machine project

2D, Gorillaz

So far, Gorillaz’ new project, Song Machine, seems to be built around fairly spontaneous collaborations, meaning that we’re always going to be waiting with bated breath to see who’s coming next.

In the project’s debut episode, for example, slowthai and Slaves featured on a track titled “Momentary Bliss”, which washellip;

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Greta Thunberg meets Malala Yousafzai for the first time

Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzai

Youth activists are leading the charge in many of the most important protest movements and conversations in the world today, and very few figures sum this up better than Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzai.

Today (February 25) the 17 year old climate activist and the 22 year old female education activist met for the first time at Oxford University, where the latter is studying.

“So... today I met my role model,”hellip;

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Saint Laurent wants you to slither into some latex next season

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This just in: AW20 is looking like it’s going to be pretty sexy if Anthony Vaccarello has anything to do with it. 

Debuting his latest offering for the house of Saint Laurent tonight in Paris, the designer put forward a series of sensual, skin-tight looks comprising sheer, nipple-flashing pussybow blouses, sharp-shouldered, she-means-business suit jackets, plus a lot ofhellip;

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A new, slightly mysterious Frank Ocean song is on the way

Frank Ocean, Dazed

Frank Ocean fans that ordered the vinyl version of “Little Demon”, the singer’s collaboration with Skepta, have been informed that they won’t actually be getting what they were expecting. Instead, the 7” release will feature “a new, unreleased Frank Ocean song”.

This is according to an email received by those that ordered the original record, although it doesn’t really provide any info on why, or about the track that will be replacinghellip;

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Kim Gordon, M.I.A., and more sign open letter endorsing Bernie Sanders

Kim Gordon endorses Bernie Sanders for president

Kim Gordon, M.I.A., Mykki Blanco, and Kelsey Lu are among some of the musicians who’ve signed an open letter voicing their support for Bernie Sanders in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.

The endorsement letter, hosted at, was created between a number of artists, arthellip;

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Dior joins forces with conceptual feminist artist Claire Fontaine for AW20

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Today, on day two of Paris Fashion Week, Maria Grazia Chiuri debuted her latest collection for Dior. For AW20, the Italian designer updated her feminist manifesto for the house, and, as always, looked to a series of female artists for inspiration. For those of you who couldn’t be there in person, don’t worry: we’ve rounded up everything you need to know.  


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Author Emma Dabiri is fighting for Afro hair to be protected by the law

Emma Dabiri

Earlier this month, London student Ruby Williams made headlines when she was awarded an £8,500 settlement in compensation for being repeatedly sent home from school over the course of two years because of her afro hair. A month before, DeAndre Arnold, a senior in Mont Belvieu, Texas, was suspended and banned fromhellip;

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