Niloufar Haidari

Essays

How Palestinians in Israel Use Music to Break Borders

Partying within a conservative culture isn't easy, let alone when movement is restricted. These groups are hoping to change that.
Niloufar Haidari
11.22.18
Important Questions Raised By...

I Got Rat Boy’s Teenage Fans to Give Me Style Tips

"I don’t know why your jumper is so fluffy. I’m not into it."
Niloufar Haidari
11.21.18
Interviews

Fatima is Hanging Onto Hope

On her second album, the electronic soul artist is optimistic about the future. We caught up with her in south London for a chat.
Niloufar Haidari
10.18.18
Interview

slowthai is Just Getting Started

The visceral British rapper kicks a boot to the face of convention with his unique blend of antagonistic punk, UK grime and the blues.
Niloufar Haidari
9.24.18
PROFILES

Nilüfer Yanya’s Story is Only Just Beginning

Her voice will surprise you, her raw, romantic songs about love and loss will break your heart, and you better get ready to hear more.
Niloufar Haidari
3.12.18
Remembering Things

Ten Years On, ‘Blackout’ Is Britney Spears’ Greatest Album to Date

A track-by-track rundown of her fifth and most 'I love sex!!' record, in all of its culturally emblematic glory.
Niloufar Haidari
Grace Medford
Alim Kheraj
Yusuf Tamanna
Emma Garland and Lauren O'Neill
10.25.17
First Dates

I Took Big Shaq on a Date and He Obviously Kept His Jacket On

The ting goes to Starbucks in Croydon, actually – that's what he wanted.
Niloufar Haidari
10.12.17
Interviews

Forget About Rihanna, Is There Room for Another Bad Gyal?

We spoke to the newly-crowned "Queen of Catalan trap" about the wave she's been on.
Niloufar Haidari
6.1.17
Remembering Things

How Hip-Hop Connected the Iranian Diaspora and Taught Me to Swear in Farsi

The country's underground rap scene gave a voice to the youth—and one that didn't have to be conservative or polite.
Niloufar Haidari
1.23.17
First Dates

I Took Melanie Martinez on a Date to an Ice Cream Parlour

I talked tattoos, boyfriends, and Christina Aguilera with pop’s most enigmatic internet sensation.
Niloufar Haidari
5.31.16
First Dates

I Went on a First Date with Charlie Puth and We Got Drunk in Paris

Charlie Puth embodies two of my cherished things in life: good pop music and 'The Fast and The Furious' franchise.
Niloufar Haidari
2.12.16