Amy Francombe

Life

The students are revolting: coronavirus hits halls

Student halls across the UK are being put into lockdown, leaving thousands of freshers cooped up in box rooms, isolated from family, and watching sub-par online lectures. We go inside Manchester Metropolitan, one of the universities worst affected by the crisis, in search of signs of life – and of protest.

Society

The gentrification of Triller

Following a 90 day will-it, won’t-it speculation over Trump’s US TikTok ban, a rival app has welcomed an exodus of disenfranchised, renegade-dancing TikTokers. But how will this impact Triller’s hip-hop DNA that has traditionally elevated its Black creators?

Style

Abby Roberts on LA, lockdown and long-distance love

She has 11.5 million followers on TikTok and is dating one of the app’s swoon-worthy e-boys, Noen Eubanks. Now the Yorkshire teen is readying to up sticks to Los Angeles to carve out a space as YouTube’s Gen Z voice on beauty.

Style

Reduce, Reuse, Re-Nylon!

Prada’s new Re-Nylon drop is packed with sustainable pieces made from bits of ocean plastic. Yorkshireman Danny Lomas talks us through the coat that’s giving him superpowers and the “Prada bad boy” that’s set to save him 5p on the reg.

Music

Mulatto: Nobody can out work me”

With a gold record for her monstrously streamed track Bitch from Da Souf, a cameo in the biggest music video of the year and co-signs aplenty, the 21-year-old rapper is poised for big things.

Style

How to build a Depop super-seller

From buying shirts off random people’s backs to criss-crossing Europe’s thrift stores with his military sack, Ladi Kazeem does whatever it takes to find the rarest tees.

Music

Emma Rena is soundtracking the end of the world

The artist may only have two singles out, but after a five-year expedition honing her sound – during which she racked up a writing credit on a Grammy-nominated album and US series Empire – she’s finally ready to take over.

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