Personal Style as Protest in Nigeria’s Alté Movement

Since 2014, a youth subculture—the alté movement—has been dedicated to breaking societal conventions in order to challenge many of Nigeria’s conservative beliefs. Now, the movement’s protesting in the form of fashion. Daring make-up, bold hair styles and colors, flesh-revealing apparel, fur, feminist slogans and “nail polish on the fingers of boys and those who identify as male” are all on the list of the gender- …

Forest Swords: Dazed Mix

From its haunting ANOHNI opening to a conclusive 45-minute-long rumination on Björk’s “Stonemilker,” a Dazed Mix of remixes and original compositions by Forest Swords (aka producer Matthew Barnes) delivers a stark sonic landscape with a topography declared by emotional states. There’s haze, introspection, curiosity and adventure bound together across the two hours—with experimentation and concise composition as the through line. Forest Swords’ new album, Compassion, …