Culture

Features

Pakistan Is on the Cusp of a Music Renaissance for Sole Magazine Winter 2022

Pakistan’s official Oscar submission is a banned trans love story for i-D December 2022

Iranian Diva Googoosh on Auctioning Her Iconic Couture Kaftans for Vogue Arabia February 2021

Black Queer Designers Created the Blueprint for Streetwear as We Know It for Input Magazine June 2020

Why an Installation in Pakistan about Police Killings Faced State Censorship for Hyperallergic November 2019

Profiles & Interviews

The Many Identities of Melody Ehsani for Sole Magazine Winter 2022

Yuna releases two years worth of bottled-up emotion on Y5 for W Magazine October 2022

Author Iman Hariri-Kia Dresses All of Her Characters Fabulously for W Magazine August 2022

Chaske Spencer Redefines the Classic Western for W Magazine December 2022

‘Night of the Living Rez’ Author Morgan Talty Celebrates Penobscot Nation with Unique Story Collection for Observer August 2022

Arooj Aftab, the Grammy-nominated artist who pioneered Pakistan’s DIY Music Movement for W Magazine December 2021

Step Inside Nicole McLaughlin’s Reinvention of Streetwear for Input Magazine August 2020

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Jr. Wants You to See a Parallel World for Input Magazine August 2020

Criticism


How Style Icon Carolyn-Bessette Kennedy’s Minimalism Paved the Way for Aesthetic Movements Like ‘Stealth Wealth’ and ‘Clean Girl’ for Coveteur December 2023

The 10 Best Films About Witches to Watch for Halloween for Observer October 2023

Celebrating 10 years of Born to Die, Lana Del Rey’s Sharp Critique of Modern America for i-D January 2022

Lana Del Rey Can’t Qualify Her Way Out of Being Accountable for Harper’s Bazaar January 2021

Revisiting a Cinderella Story: an Early 2000s Millennial Fairy Tale for Brainwash Media November 2020

A Smash Hit Turkish Soap in Pakistan for Popula September 2020

For Gen Z Muslims, Gigi and Zayn are More than a Hollywood Power Couple for ELLE Magazine May 2020

Let Me Show You the World for Longreads November 2019

Food & Restaurants

Oxtails at Jam-Rock in Southwest Philly for Philadelphia Magazine June 2023

Where to Eat Halal in Philly for Philadelphia Magazine August 2022

Book Recommendations: So Textual

Iman regularly contributed to So Textual, a website and community promoting the art of reading, on trends in literature, trailblazing authors, and fashion and culture.

Pink’s Perduring Popularity // Quiz: Which cult classic are you? // Read This: Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion // Read This: The Lover by Marguerite Duras // Read This: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath // Read This: Kafka’s Letters to Milena // Read This: Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote // Watch This: A24’s Macbeth // Angela Carter on Black Venus, the Muse of a Poet // The Transformations of Susan Sontag // ‘It Has Come Too Late’: Jean Rhys on Nostalgia // ‘If Love Will Not Swing Wide the Gates’: James Baldwin on love // Colette’s Ode to Beauty and Pleasure // Albertine Sarrazin, Cult Icon for Rebellious Girls

Reviews

Paris Hilton Avoids Accountability in Her New Memoir for Buzzfeed Reader March 2023

Salman Rushdie’s New Book Is a Time-Traveling Epic for Observer February 2023

Powerful and Powerless: On “If an Egyptian Cannot Speak English for The New Arab April 2022

Hanya Yanagihara’s ‘To Paradise’ is a 720 Page Exploration of Relationships for Observer January 2022

A Fight for Survival: On Somaiya Daud’s ‘Court of Lions’ for Los Angeles Review of Books December 2021

A Lady Macbeth for the Instagram Age for Los Angeles Review of Books March 2020

Being Brown in America: Stories of Exile, Identity and Belonging for Middle East Eye July 2020

Arts & Culture

Features

Visions of the Future: On the NGV Triennial and John Gerrard’s installations about climate change for Aesthetica Magazine December/January 2023

Nostalgic Portraiture: On Micaiah Carter’s Photography for Aesthetica Magazine October/November 2023

Actions by Design: On Kapwani Kiwanga’s retrospective at Kuntsmuseum Wolfsburg for Aesthetica Magazine August/September 2023

Karachi Biennale Artists Address Pakistan’s Devastating Floods for Hyperallergic November 2022

Beyond the Metaphysical: ‘In the Black Fantastic’ at Hayward Gallery for Aesthetica Magazine June/July 2022

A Global Community: Kenneth Montague’s ‘As We Rise’ for Aesthetica Magazine February/March 2022

Three Queer Pakistani Artists Explore Identity and Disrupt Borders for Hyperallergic May 2019

Interviews

In conversation with Hugo Huerta Marin, author of ‘Portrait of an Artist’ for Radical Art Review November 2022

Exhibition & Photo Book Reviews

Review: Contact High by D’Angelo Lovell Williams for Aesthetica Magazine August/September 2022

Personal Structures by Sandra Cattaneo Adorno at the Venice Biennale for Aesthetica Magazine June/July 2022

Review: The Art of Protest for Aesthetica Magazine February/March 2022

We leave, we never leave, we return endlessly: Ruby Chishti at Twelve Gates Arts for ArtPapers November/December 2015