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Inside the swing states that could dump Trump

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.

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?

Music

Growing pains: an interview with Aminé

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.

Society

If Lake Street could talk

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.

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