Things we’ve learned from Damien Hirst’s Instagram

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Damien Hirst is one of the most successful artists of our time, but he’s also one of the most controversial. While his Instagram is nothing new, recently @damienhirst’s tone has changed to a more direct, personal and insightful look into his art. From general information about his shows and the titles of his works, we now have, seemingly, captions direct from the artist. Some sceptics have raised…

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Watch the trailer for the doc exploring the Orlando Pulse club massacre

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The harrowing trailer for the new documentary about the 2016 mass shooting at Pulse nightclub has been released. Directed by Charlie Minn, the documentary takes a look back at the horrifying attack which saw 49 people killed and 58 people left injured. Focusing on the survivors, the film features the friends and families of the victims as well as police recordings from that…

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From Sonic Youth to Sia, the surprising history of Starbucks’ record label

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Since being founded way back in 1971, Starbucks has become an international chain known for its souped-up drinks, failsafe wi-fi, and, well, occasional tax avoidance. Alongside perfecting its pumpkin spice latte recipe, the company has also spent decades experimenting with various business ventures – some successful, some not. Its long, messy…

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If Girls was remade as a film noir, you’d get cult show Search Party

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A group of four friends sit at brunch outside a Brooklyn restaurant, in bright sunshine, surrounded by plants. Over mimosas, they discuss their lives, and one woman says: “I just keep trying to leave it behind. I can’t stop thinking that it’s not going to end well.” She’s not talking about her rocky relationship with her college boyfriend, however, or her dead-end job as an assistant to a wealthy older woman. She’s talked about the man that she and her friends killed, before burying the body…

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The girl behind Instagram’s most creative Nike fan account

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Is there a logo more iconic than the Swoosh? We’d argue not. The latest Instagram of the week, @miniswoosh, pays a “conceptual homage” to exactly that; the 54-year reign of the Nike – formerly Blue Ribbon Sports – Swoosh.  

The account is run by the founder of explorative menswear label ALCH – Alex Hackett. While the designer’s own label explores the art of…

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Chechnya’s leader targeted human rights NGO when his Instagram was deleted

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Memorial, the human rights organisation that had their offices torched in Chechnya last week, has claimed that the attack happened because the President had his Instagram account closed.

The Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, recently had his Instagram page shut down due to US sanctions. His page had become a key part of his propaganda machine. He often updated it…

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