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ISSUE 187

M.I.A. On the Attack

Shock to the System
M.I.A talks about her third album as well as bombs, beats and babies. Shot by Rankin and accompanied by a printed iChat conversation between M.I.A and French director Romain Gavras, responsible for the controversial video for her “Born Free” video. 

The fashion this month takes inspiration from heroes and role models, resulting in three wildly different shoots by star photographers Richard Burbridge, Lina Scheynius and Pierre Debusschere.

Eye of the Storm
Jack White and Alison Mosshart’s band The Dead Weather, who whip up a musical storm while on tour in New Orleans.

Talking Trash
Harmony Korine’s wife Rachel Korine, who undergoes a transformation from pretty young woman to the degraded, crotch-thrusting OAP who steals the show in her husband’s VHS offering Trash Humpers.

Cut & Wrapped
Italian director Lucio Fulci, the “torture porn pioneer” responsible for the grisly Zombie Flesh Eaters.

Cult VIP
We pay tribute to Lucio Fulci, the original master of gore-soaked torture-porn splatter.

Agony & Ecstacy
Ariel Pink gets weird; Tobacco; Unearthing; Sunday Girl; Kisses; Beach Fossils; Krystal Klear; Mele.

Hung & Drawn
Wolfgang Tillmans fully exposed; Artists rediscover VHS; Chris Rock’s new film Good Hair; and Magnum Photos member Alec Soth on the loneliest man in Missouri.

Bound & Flogged
Sam Lipsyte asks for attention; Nicolai Lilin gets a Siberian education; plus this month's best reads.