Music Longread

How Ninja became a zef master

Yo-landi’s partner-in-rhyme is the alternative to alternative rap. He explains how Die Antwoord learned to embrace the dark side

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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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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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15 years of rule breakers

The cyber feminist


leaking her own nudes

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Laura Dern: the wild one

As she receives her second Oscar nomination, the acting legend is hitting another purple patch. The Lynchian muse reflects on a career of creativity and rebellion

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Paul Thomas Anderson on his revolutionary stoner comedy

Counterculture’s biggest auteur has made a career of filming the unfilmable. Now he’s taking on Pynchon and babysitting Joaquin Phoenix

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Arca: Xen master

The Venezuelan producer, Björk collaborator and Dazed 100 star has no plans to stop, ever

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Charli XCX tells us ‘suck my left one’

Whether she's penning her own mega-hits or collaborating with the A-list, the "Fancy" star is the sound of pop's future

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Arts+Culture Longread

Elliot James Langridge: off the scales

The young Brit ditched Hollyoaks and shed a size or two for his big-screen debut, only to face an agonising two-year limbo period. The star of Northern Soul tells us why good things come to those who weight

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How Rooney Mara got plucked from obscurity

Her nonchalance and dark personality caught the eye of director David Fincher, but how deep did she have to go to play the indefinable Lisbeth Salander? Perhaps it wasn't so much of a stretch…

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digi-feminist art

fashion casting


is changing

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Kendall: changing the face of fashion

In the blink of a flashbulb, Kendall Jenner has gone from teen reality star to catwalk phenomenon – we dodge the paparazzi to get the inside story on her astonishing transformation

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My (totally silent) interview with Shia LaBeouf

How one Dazed journalist became Shia LaBeouf's pen-pal – and stared deep into the eyes of the metamodernist movie star