In November’s US presidential election it won’t be the spotlight-grabbing cities of New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles that decide the country’s fate, but “swing states” such as Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Wisconsin. Chris Erik Thomas takes a look at which way they’re likely to lean in 2020.
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?
The rapper and director shot to fame thanks to his bright aesthetic and carefree, goofball humour, but new album Limbo takes on darker and deeper themes. He talks to The Face about his immigrant parents, the case for police abolition and finally convincing Summer Walker to collaborate.
We speak to the rising tide of trans US politicians winning public office: Colorado’s Brianna Titone, Rosemary Ketchum, West Virginia’s first openly trans lawmaker, and Andrea Jenkins, founder of Trans United Fund and the first trans Black woman to be elected to office.
One of the cultural hubs of Minneapolis is rebuilding after the riots, but some fear that outside investment will accelerate the neighbourhood’s descent into gentrification.
Five billion TikToks. 796 million Spotify plays. Roses – a song Beyoncé turned down – is one of the biggest tracks of 2020. The artist behind it reveals how the hype could have crushed him.