Haley Weiss

Make Way for Norway’s Musical Newcomers

August 22, 2019

Leave your Scandi-pop assumptions behind; these emerging Norwegian musicians defy expectations.

Valeria Luiselli Questions the Nature of Borders in a Novel Without Boundaries

February 27, 2019

In Lost Children Archive, the Mexican writer tells the story of a family journeying from Manhattan to the U.S.-Mexican border.

Oyinkan Braithwaite’s Lethal Feminine Fiction

December 18, 2018

In her darkly clever debut novel, ‘My Sister, the Serial Killer,’ the Nigerian author spins a darkly clever tale of revenge and feminine power.

Performance artist Mette Ingvartsen is a student of the (sometimes) sinister history of human sexuality

October 1, 2018

The Danish performance artist puts our private sex lives and pornographic fantasies on full, uninhibited display.

The Shacks are more than an iPhone commercial band

March 30, 2018

This New York duo creates a dream-pop world with a vintage vibe.

Listen to the raucous tunes of England’s pop rebel Yungblud

March 12, 2018

By skewering the status quo, the British newcomer is making pop music that forces us to think.

Haris Epaminonda’s work transforms ordinary objects into abstract art

December 8, 2017

The artist strips meaning from objects to invite a new perspective.

Why Leelee Kimmel traded the silver screen for the art gallery

December 8, 2017

The former actor—who became famous after appearing in 1999’s Eyes Wide Shut—left behind the velvet ropes for a quiet career in art.

Deaf actress Millicent Simmonds has a message for those who are different

November 1, 2017

The 14-year-old is starring in her first ever film, Todd Haynes’s Wonderstruck.

The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan is set on survival

October 17, 2017

With everything at stake—in every sense of the word—actress Lauren Cohan has managed to navigate her way through a whopping 100 episodes of the hit AMC show.

Have a burning secret? Dial this number

August 11, 2017

Artists Gideon Jacobs and Gregor Hochmuth’s Confession connects anonymous callers to anonymous listeners, all to relieve themselves of their innermost thoughts

Artists at Work: Maya Lin

August 10, 2017

At 21, Maya Lin was chosen to design the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It’s a credit that’s followed—rather, chased the artist since 1981. Now, at 57, it’s a matter of fact to say it’s only one small facet of an ever-expanding practice.

Marika Hackman

July 31, 2017

“I had been on the road touring the first record, and then I came back and I took a very long, deep breath for a year whilst writing,” says 25-year-old musician Marika Hackman. The result of that extended inhale and exhale is I’m Not Your Man, Hackman’s sophomore album, which is equal parts passionate and introspective.


July 27, 2017

Aurora is a poetic author of art-pop, a dazzling performer, and an unaffectedly curious artist. Here, she tells us about dreaming with eyes open, her bug collection, and more.

Jakob Ogawa

July 26, 2017

Jakob Ogawa is a soulful 20-year-old who credits his start in music to two individuals: his mom and Prince.

Pom Poko

July 25, 2017

The four jazz-trained musicians behind Pom Poko, a genre-bending Norwegian group that’s less than a year old, are making “a new Nordic thing,” they say, “to get out of that frozen synth-pop.”

Anna of the North

July 24, 2017

Get to know Anna of the North, the 28-year-old Norwegian making soft, soul-bearing electro-pop.

Amanda Delara

July 21, 2017

Meet Amanda Delara, the 20-year-old musician from Nes, Norway writing about rebellion.

Little Dragon

July 20, 2017

In April, Swedish four-piece Little Dragon released their fifth album, Season High, a collection of tracks that once again proves the synth-heavy pop band is capable of both triumphant, upbeat numbers and intimate, yet sweeping songs.

Jacob Anderson

July 20, 2017

As Grey Worm on Game of Thrones, Jacob Anderson is largely silent, standing loyally behind Daenerys Targaryen and leading the Unsullied. In real life, Anderson is affable, forthcoming, and certainly not quiet; under the name Raleigh Ritchie, he makes playful pop- and R&B-inflected music.