THEMA I NS T O R I E S
5 4 LUCKY MAN: CILLIAN MURPHY After a string of breakthrough Hollywood performances, Cillian Murphy has returned to his Irish roots to play a transvestite in Neil Jordan's latest f i lm, Breakfast on Pluto. Here, he explains why he's turned his back on Batman and zombies to wear a skirt and knee-high boots.
6 2 TAPPED IN: RICKY GERVAIS MEETS CHRISTOPHER GUEST As they start working together for the f i rst time, the brains behind The Office and This Is Spinal Tapsit down to discuss what they love and hate about modern comedy, and what inspires their satirical scripts.
6 8 FROM THE GUTTER TO THE STARS: JP DONLEAVY Fifty years after publishing his seminal work The Ginger Man, the cult Irish-American author grants Dazed a rare interview at his infamous farmhouse.
7 3 A MOMENT OF INSPIRATION: SHORT STORIES Dazed asked David Berman, Samantha Morton, Roots Manuva, Arthur Bradford and seven other creatives to each contribute an inspiring short story for this exclusive literature portfolio. Expect the unexpected.
8 6 REFLECTIONS: AUTHOR TO AUTHOR Jake Arnott, Gwendoline Riley and Helen Cross meet Cathi Unsworth, Chris Thorpe and Kira Cochrane, three young writers who are making tracks towards the top.
9 2 ZONED OUT: CLANCY SIGAL Renowned author and journalist Clancy Sigal was part of one of medicine's craziest experiments with LSD. He tells Dazed why i t 's taken 30 years to publish his account.
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9 4 BLACK MAGIC
Photography MARK PILLAI Styling JOANNA SCHLENZKA
106 STRUNG OUT Photography OLA BERGENGREN
Styling KAREN LANGLEY
114 THE WORD ON THE STREET
Photography MAGNUS UNNAR Styling NICOLA FORMICHETTI