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Issue 169

Issue 169

Dazed & Confused hands over creative control to British teenagers – responding to the question, “What does it mean to you to be young and British today?”.

Dazed & Confused presents 30 of the most unique and insightful stories in a special section of this month’s special issue. Written entirely by the teenagers themselves, guided and assisted by editors at the magazine, the stories include interviews with anti-violence campaigners, a tongue-in-cheek investigation into which youth tribes hate each other and why, and a boy’s first-person account of coming out as gay in his mother’s birthday card. Some teenagers shot their own photography, while others were photographed by the magazine to reveal the faces behind the ideas.


Hedi Slimane presents a personal 34-page fashion portfolio of British youth, styled by the magazine's creative director, Nicola Formichetti.

School Of Hard Knocks
Repton Boxing Club; Author Richard Milward gloves up and steps into the ring with some of east London's teenage fighters. 

The Teenage Takeover 
What is it really like to be young and British today? Dazed hands over the reins to a cross-section of talented British teenagers.

Talkin' Bout By Generation
Young Savages, Away Days; As his cult novel gets turned into a film, Kevin Sampson explains why its violent themes are still relevant to today's youth. 

Big Idea 
School Kids vs Identity cards. 

Cult Vip
As their criminally overloked albums finally get re-released, Dazed charts the turbulent history of The Lines, one of the best 80's British post-punk bands you've never heard of. 

FILM 
Cut & Wrapped
Steven Soderbergh turns Benicio Del Toro into Che Guevara; Baz Luhrmann travels back to his roots; Frost/Nixon opens up old wounds; Danny Boyle hits Mumbai's slums; Michael Snow at the BFI.

MUSIC 
Agony & Ecstasy 
Passion Pit survive a porn scandal; Fan Death gets into the groove with Erol Alkan; La Roux shoots pop shots; Factory Floor create dark noise; Young Turks feed the hipsters; Zomby revives rave; Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs drop jurassic faeces; X-Posure; A Grave Without A Name push sonic boundary; Rolo Tomassi make an angsty mixtape. 

ART 
Hung & Drawn
Adam King turns society's detritus into sculpture. Gregor Wright feels playful; Overspray celebrates airbrush art.

LITERATURE 
Bound & Flogged
Stephan King's novelist son Joe Hill talks horror; mono.kultur devote an entire issue to one interview; Todd Oldham peeks into unique buildings.