Kenyan-born artist Wangari Mathenge’s new body of work draws inspiration from “The Danger of a Single Story,” a 2009 Ted Talk delivered ... More

Wangari Mathenge

Interview & Portrait by Jan-Willem Dikkers

In the midst of an era in which male behaviour is more heavily scrutinised than the male gaze, it’s both refreshing and ... More

Sex Goddesses & Pin-Up Queens

Jon Ortner x Barney McDonald

Originally from Sacramento, CA, James Sweeney recently starred, directed, and wrote his debut film, Straight Up (2019), a hilarious rom-com that blends ... More

James Sweeney

Go-See & Interview

Todd is a hyper-articulate, obsessive-compulsive gay twentysomething whose fear of dying alone leads him to a baffling conclusion: he might not be ... More

Straight Up

Film by James Sweeney

Jen Richards burst onto the entertainment scene when she received a Primetime Emmy Nomination for Her Story, a series she created, wrote ... More

Jen Richards

Go-See & Interview

Actor, musician, singer and activist Rain Phoenix started singing with her brother River at age three. At sixteen she joined his band ... More

Rain Phoenix

Live Performance & Interview

Discovered by a casting director while buying a cake for his Russian grandfather, former electrician Chris Galust found himself in his first ... More

Chris Galust

Go-See & Interview

American photographer Jon Ortner, whose own work focuses on both landscapes of the environment and the human body, has transformed his vast ... More

CALENDAR GIRLS

Book by Jon Ortner

California born, England-based musician Jesca Hoop initially emerged as a protege of Kathleen Brennan and Tom Waits—Waits once described Hoop’s music as ... More

Jesca Hoop

Live Performance & Interview

California native Hannah Pearl Utt co-wrote, directed and stars in Before You Know It, a dark comedy about stage manager Rachel Gurner ... More

Hannah Pearl Utt

Go-See & Interview

At age three, Lillie Mae was touring bluegrass festivals with her family band—living out of a motorhome, surrounded by gospel music, and ... More

Lillie Mae

Live Performance & Interview

California native Hannah Pearl Utt co-wrote, directed and stars in Before You Know It, a dark comedy about stage manager Rachel Gurner ... More

Before You Know It

Film by Hannah Pearl Utt

She’s made us laugh in the comedy series Master of None, Saturday Night Live and the film Mr. Roosevelt, but it turns ... More

It’s So Nice!

Album by Noël Wells

At age three, Lillie Mae was touring bluegrass festivals with her family band—living out of a motorhome, surrounded by gospel music, and ... More

Other Girls

Album by Lillie Mae

Stonechild is Jesca Hoop’s sixth album. She explores the complex concerns of contemporary culture and politics through the personal and poetic. The ... More

Stonechild

Album by Jesca Hoop

Mattiel, the already critically lauded Atlanta-based band fronted by charismatic 26-year old frontwoman Mattiel Brown, releases her second album Satis Factory. (ATO) ... More

Satis Factory

Album by Mattiel

Calexico and Iron & Wine release Years to Burn. This is Calexico’s Joey Burns and John Convertino and Sam Beam of Iron ... More

Years to Burn

Album by Calexico/Iron & Wine

Neither Amelia Meath nor Maggie Rogers is a stranger to the magical mixture of talent and opportunity. Meath met the other two ... More

Amelia Meath

Interview by Maggie Rogers & Fashion Shoot

Four years after the release of his critically acclaimed horror film It Follows (2014) writer and director David Robert Mitchell returns with ... More

Under the Silver Lake

Film by David Robert Mitchell

Shana Cleveland has been beguiling listeners for years in her role as the superlative frontwoman for elastic surf rockers La Luz. Now ... More

Night of the Worm Moon

Album by Shana Cleveland

Written and recorded during the first half of 2018, Weyes Blood’s fourth album, Titanic Rising, is the culmination of three albums and ... More

Titanic Rising

Album by Weyes Blood

With a seriously major modeling career already under her belt, Lydia Hearst is now growing a pretty substantial acting career to boot. ... More

Lydia Hearst

Go-See & Interview

The project of Australian songwriter and instrumentalist Eveyln Ida Morris, Pikelet grew out of Melbourne’s mid-2000s folk revival scene, characterized by looping ... More

Goodbye

EP by Pikelet

Martynka was one of ISSUE’s co-founders back in late 90s in NYC and actively participated in creating our first nine issues from ... More

Martynka Wawrzyniak

by Jan-Willem Dikkers

On Cheers, The Wild Reeds — comprising singers, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Kinsey Lee, Mackenzie Howe and Sharon Silva, with drummer Nick Jones ... More

Cheers

Album by The Wild Reeds

Stella Donnelly is a proud, self-proclaimed sh*t-stirrer. On her debut album, Beware of the Dogs, Donnelly says what needs to be said, ... More

Beware of the Dogs

Album by Stella Donnelly

I met with French actress Roxane Mesquida, star of Gregg Araki’s new series Now Apocalypse, at her home in Los Angeles. We ... More

Roxane Mesquida

by Jan-Willem Dikkers

New Zealand-born and Australian-raised singer-songwriter Jess Cornelius is making a name for herself in North America with the release of her new ... More

No Difference

Single by Jess Cornelius

Canada-born, LA-raised actor Heléne Yorke grabbed our attention as Jane Martin in Masters of Sex, and is now starring in Comedy Central’s ... More

Heléne Yorke

Go-See & Interview

I portrayed Bianca, a young woman whose music and sense of humour has drawn me for years—can’t let go, can’t help it. ... More

Bianca Alatorre

by Sophie Caby

From director Gaspar Noé (Irreversible, Enter the Void) comes a hypnotic, hallucinatory, and ultimately hair-raising depiction of a party that descends into ... More

Climax

Film by Gaspar Noé

In German director Christian Petzold’s brilliant and haunting modern-day adaptation of Anna Seghers’s 1942 novel Transit Visa, Georg, a German refugee (Franz ... More

Transit

Film by Christian Petzold

Hand Habits’ debut album, Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void), was released by Woodsist Records in 2017. Two years later, Hand Habits ... More

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Album by Hand Habits

Two years after the release of her critically acclaimed debut Beyond the Bloodhounds, and after a season of dealing with life on ... More

Silences

Album by Adia Victoria

The follow-up to Julia Jacklin’s critically acclaimed 2016 debut Don’t Let the Kids Win, Crushing finds the Australian artist continually acknowledging what’s ... More

Crushing

Album by Julia Jacklin

Australian pscyhe-pop band Methyl Ethel release their remarkable new album Triage — written, produced and performed by lead singer Jake Webb. Recorded ... More

Triage

Album by Methyl Ethyl

On a rainy LA winter morning, I met Stevie at her Pasadena home, just a few days before she was to release ... More

Stevie Scott

by Jan-Willem Dikkers

Illuminati Hotties is the creative outlet for self-proclaimed “tenderpunk pioneer” Sarah Tudzin, a songwriter, producer and singer who recently emerged as a ... More

Illuminati Hotties

Live Performance & Interview

Stuffed & Ready follows Cherry Glazerr’s Secretly Canadian debut Apocalipstick, an album that sizzled with frontwoman Clementine Creevy’s confidence, vision and fiercely ... More

Stuffed & Ready

Album by Cherry Glazerr

The music Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad release as Girlpool occupies a transient space of constant evolution, and their new album What ... More

What Chaos Is Imaginary

Album by Girlpool

Showcaller is the first book exploring the work of emerging New York-based artist Talia Chetrit. It brings together a broad range of ... More

Showcaller

Book by Talia Chetrit

With rumors percolating for months on fansites, Reddit boards and Twitter, fans of Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst got a huge treat ... More

Better Oblivion Community Center

Album by Better Oblivion Community Center

New York trio Sunflower Bean released their critically acclaimed sophomore album Twentytwo in Blue last year, earning year-end list nods from the ... More

King of the Dudes

EP by Sunflower Bean

After migrating to New York City from Uruguay and working in a factory, Juan Wauters turned to music to alleviate his boredom ... More

La Onda de Juan Pablo

Album by Juan Wauters

Director Lukas Dhont’s debut feature film, Girl, is more than just a trans story. It’s a story of identity, growing up and ... More

Victor Polster

Interview by Lukas Dhont & Fashion Shoot

Kansas City-raised songwriter Anna St. Louis made a stir in the LA music scene last year with her cassette First Tapes (2017), ... More

Anna St. Louis

Live Performance & Interview by Kevin Morby

Sharon Van Etten’s Remind Me Tomorrow comes four years after Are We There, and reckons with the life that gets lived when ... More

Remind Me Tomorrow

Album by Sharon Van Etten

Winner of four major prizes at Cannes Film Festival 2018 and nominated for a Golden Globe, Belgian director Lucas Dhont’s debut feature ... More

Girl

Film by Lucas Dhont