The best dA-Zeds of 2013

The most comprehensive letterised guides to 2013

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Dazed Digital's weekly(ish) thin slice of radical culture is one of our favourite formats. It's also, happily, one of yours. So this morning, dig into some of our favourite and smartest takes on the world in 26 little letters, from Marina Abramovic's life in art to the rights and #wrongs of the selfie. 

THE DA-ZED GUIDE TO DISNEYLAND

We go behind the glittery façade where a collection of not-so-kid-friendly secrets – from child dictator fanboys to feral cats and human remains, we take a trippy thrill ride through the Magic Kingdom

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THE DA-ZED GUIDE TO SELFIES

Dutch artists and brand creatives Pinar & Viola are no stranger to the creative potential of this medium: from naked mom selfies to 'Bae caught me slippin', they track the rise of this 21st century art form.

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THE DA-ZED GUIDE TO MARINA ABRAMOVIC

As she funds her new school, here's a 26-letter guide to the heroic performance artist.

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THE DA-ZED GUIDE TO PORN ART

In response to David Cameron’s recent call to restrict access to online porn, we at Dazed decided to investigate the grey area between skin flicks and art in our ever increasingly porn-drenched society. 

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THE DA-ZED GUIDE TO STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

To celebrate the rise of one of today's most important branches of photograph we’ve put together the ultimate A-Z guide to street photography. 

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THE DA-ZED GUIDE TO THE OCCULT

From the voodoo to sex magick and, er, Jay-Z, our 26-letter guide to the occult proves that modern mysticism is alive and kicking. If you're still not a believer, just crack open a Dan Brown novel (though eBay has banned the sales of ”spells and hexes” since 2012), flip the TV on to the ever-popular American Horror Story series, or purchase some human bones online. Just keep the lights on.

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THE DA-ZED GUIDE TO NEW DRUGS

Last year, 73 new drugs were found on 690 websites – super-potent proof of the powers of underground chemists and testament to the consumer power of the research drug scene, e-psychonauts, and anyone with a credit card, an internet connection and a desire to get off their heads. From bath salt zombies to binaural beats, we map out the new psychoactive territory. 

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THE DA-ZED GUIDE TO FANFICTION

Fanfiction - is it a real literary movement, some bored nerds writing erotica, or something else? We tried to find out, took a look at how it all began, and pulled together these 26 ways in which the phenomenon has evolved until now.

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THE DA-ZED GUIDE TO FAHSION FILM

Challenging the norms of traditional advertising techniques and moving fashion shoots, designers have embraced film as an art form and have moved away from perfume-bottle-monologues and the use of mundane product placement.

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