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Yo-landi Visser’s rise from hood rat to heroine

As she prepares to take on Hollywood in Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie, the Die Antwoord frontwoman talks about her unpredictable ascent to fame

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Amalia Ulman on the Insta-scam of the century

After her ‘cosmetically enhanced’ selfies hoodwinked the internet, the conceptual artist behind the Insta-scam of the century speaks out

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Amber Liu: f(x) marks the spot

The convention-flipping tomboy has been a champion of diversity in K-pop for years – and now she's going it alone. She tells us why compromising was never an option

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Taryn Simon: rear views

From wrongful convictions to warheads, the photographer looks back on a career uncovering America’s best kept secrets

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Fashion Longread

Why NYFW’s trans casting is more than a trend

This season in New York, a community of designers and models broke fashion week’s glass ceiling – they tell us why it’s about representation, not tokenism

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Happy Birthday, Photoshop!

A generation of artists have grown up in the shadow of Photoshop. As the software that brushed up the world turns 25, how has it changed the way we see?

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Marilyn Manson: a nose for trouble

The Pale Emperor on porn, drugs, bullies, guns, suicide and what it feels like to have worms crawling out of your head

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John Waters: the ultimate joyrider

The anti-arthouse maverick has spent a career elevating bad taste to high art. At his insane Baltimore home, the Pope Of Trash lets loose on hitchhiking, mugshots and adult babies

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Ron Arad in reverse

How a low boredom threshold inspired the designer’s radical vision of architecture and furniture

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Barbara Kruger: unmaking the world

As her new show opens at London’s Skarstedt gallery this week, the artist looks back on a career of power and provocation

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Mental health in fashion: it’s time to talk

In a world of fast-paced fashion, expectations on designers are reaching fever pitch – do we risk driving them to the brink?

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Jenny Holzer: texty lady

From the streets of Ohio to the Whitney, the conceptual artist shines a light on her creative origins