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Die Antwoord: still freeky

Take a trip to the zef side of Cape Town to meet the interweb phenomenon whose countercultural energy is still capturing our attention

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Cinema's king of cult carnage

The little known director who transformed the face of movies, found a fan in Tarantino and brought black power and tough heroines to the mainstream

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The man who fought the law

Super-suave French bank robber Jacques Mesrine kidnapped billionaires, dated models and broke out of jail to pose on magazine covers

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Electronic music's female frontier

There's a crisis in visibility, but is segregation the solution? After performing at a women-only festival Holly Herndon, Ashley Paul, Helena Hauff and more weigh in

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Darby Crash: saint anger

As the lead singer of The Germs, Darby Crash was by far the most feral figure in LA's legendary mid-late 70s punk scene. But despite a suitably rock’n’roll suicide at 22, fate conspired to obscure his fame

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The filmmaker who pre-empted Star Wars

Avant-garde filmmaker Arthur Lipsett was revered by George Lucas and Stanley Kubrick. He may be long forgotten, but without him Star Wars wouldn't exist

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Girls Gone Wild: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Motorbikes, Madonna and Munchkins – Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley's new rule-breaking era of MBMJ

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The woman who created hip hop

Number one in the US charts by the age of 16, writing hits for Ike and Tina by 26 and producer of one of the the first ever disco singles aged 40. And all that before Sylvia Robinson created the billion dollar industry we call hip hop

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Under the gaze of the ‘anonymous’ eye

He may have shunned the limelight, but Dan Budnik's work captures some of the most significant cultural, artistic and political firestarters of the 20th century

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Rick Castro: beyond the fetish frontier

The seminal S&M photographer on shooting his 93-year-old father for Rick Owens, discovering Tony Ward and his PG Tips obsession

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SBTRKT: the mask slips

Aaron Jerome on his obsession with fictional creatures, his revealing new album and why he went out to sea after the success of his debut

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Perverting reality

After years of opulence, AW14 saw fashion's pendulum swing back to banality – we unpick the season's obsession with the mundane