ROONEY MARA + 2012 SURVIVAL GUIDE
We believe that the world will transform irreversibly in 2012, but it won’t be thanks to the X-Factor or apocalyptic Mayans. No, it will be because of movements like Occupy who continue to stand up against the 1%. It will be because of scientists like Dr. Nathan Wolfe searching the globe for new viruses in order to create cures for them. It will be because of Greenpeace activists like Joss Garman who are battling to save the arctic from annihilation. Read about them in this issue’s 2012 Survival Guide, along with a series of thought provoking Q&As by Daniel Pinchbeck. Our shaman-at-large talks to William Gibson, Dave Sitek, Irvine Welsh, Russell Brand and other creatives about their views on utopia, money and social upheaval. Of course if we’re wrong about Armageddon, feel free to track us down and poke us with a charred stick. We’ll be holed up in the Dazed nuclear bunker currently being constructed in the Scottish Hebrides. You can’t miss us, we’ll be the ones playing Ghostface and DOOM out of the air vents and projecting David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on the side of a beached cruise ship. Roll on 2012!
COVER STORY: ROONEY MARA
Hyped actress Rooney Mara takes over the January cover and chats with Dazed about her extreme makeover for the lead role of the year in David Fincher’s upcoming remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
2012 SURVIVAL GUIDE
With the Mayan prophecy predicting the end of the world in 2012, Dazed presents a guide to surviving the biggest threats - climate change, financial crisis, the pandemic age, war, technological threats and asteroids. Including interviews with Paul Mason, Joss Garman, Nathan Wolfe and many more.
SURVIVAL GUIDE: DANIEL PINCHBECK
Resident shaman Daniel Pinchbeck asks Dazed’s network of collaborators about the role of culture in an age of global transformation - Dazed hears from Irvine Welsh, Dave Sitek, and Brian Aldiss among other leading cultural figures.
Q&A: DAVID FINCHER
The music video director tuned Hollywood auteur gives Dazed a rare interview to talk about why he decided to put his own twist on Steig Larsson’s trilogy of books, and what inspires his cinematic vision, from Se7en and Fight Club, to Zodiac and last year’s award winning, The Social Network.
Dazed rounds up the most exciting new fashion, including Robbie Spencer’s preview of SS12 menswear photographed by Ben Toms, and exclusive editorial shoots from Karen Langley and Katie Shillingford.
We wade knee deep into the coolest clubbing scene of the moment: Seapunk! Revolving around sub bass rave beats and watery Wu Tang samples, producers Fire For Effect, Unicorn Kid and LIL Internet explain why they think everyone is going to surf their soundwaves in 2012
CULT VIP: JOHN BROCKMAN
The legendary John Brockman reflects on friendships with Andy Warhol, Bob Dylan and John Cage and his current role as a scientific publishing kingpin, working with Richard Dawkins and a host of exciting young scientists.
HEAD TO HEAD: DOOM VS GHOSTFACE
Two of hip hop’s most legendary emcees come together for an exclusive interview duel about alter egos, lyrical weaponary and the art of disguise.
FILM: SHAILENE WOODLEY
Dazed speaks with young actress Shailene Woodley about her burgeoning film career and her lead role alongside George Clooney in The Descendants, the latest film from director Alexander Payne of Sideways fame.