Is this young Scottish actor the new Ryan Gosling?

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Iain De Caestecker, breakout star of Lost River, tells us what it’s like having the world's most handsome man up in your grill


Maisie Williams for Prime Minister

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As Game of Thrones’ cherubic assassin comes of age just in time for the general election, she talks sexual taboos and why generation selfie won’t be silenced

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Meredith Graves on why men ruin everything

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Perfect Pussy have set the world alight. Here, the New York crew's frontwoman tells us why hardcore punk is the sound for our times

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Desiree Akhavan: the next-gen of 20-something comedy

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Already tagged as the ‘new Lena Dunham’, the Iranian-American director is smashing down diversity walls with her off-the-wall new comedy, Appropriate Behaviour




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How Ninja became a zef master

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


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

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


Amalia Ulman on the Insta-scam of the century

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


Marilyn Manson: a nose for trouble

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


John Waters: the ultimate joyrider

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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

Laura Dern: the wild one

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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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The cyber feminist


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Paul Thomas Anderson on his revolutionary stoner comedy

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


Arca: Xen master

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