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main s t o r i es 5 4 BOBBYGILLESPIE
Original speed freak Bobby Gil l espie gets his rocks off in Amsterdam and explains some of the more profound political hypotheses behind Primal Scream's blazing new a l bum, Xterminator. You know the score.
6 6 THORABIRCH
The former ch i l d star comes of age in Sam Mendes' American Beauty.
7 0 DONALDCAMMEL
The psychedelic master of black ceremony Donald Cammel engineered twisted tales of sex and violence in his f i lms Performance and Wildside. The tales became even more convoluted once the cameras stopped rolling.
7 6 TWISTEDNERVE
They came f rom nowhere (well, the Manchester underground) and w i t h stealth, imagination, or i g i nality and their own ant i - pop star, Badly Drawn Boy. Th i s independent north country record label looks set to take over.
1 0 4 PANAMARENKO
On a constant mission to explore the relationship between man and machine, Belgian artist and " t echnologist" , Panamarenko enjoys constructing "electronic chickens" and "flying rucksacks". Seeing is believing.
1 1 2 SYLVIAROBINSON
She set the US soul scene on fire in the '50s, she swung in the '60s and before the '70s were out, she had engineered the rap revolution, conceiving and releasing "Rappers Delight" on her label Sugar Hill.
1 2 6 MOBY
On Madonna, touring, his a f f i n i t y to Fatboy S l i m and why he keeps those hits coming after all these years with his latest a l bum Play.
1 3 6 DAVIDFOSTERWALLACE
Writer David Foster Wallace may l ive in Normal, I l l inois but his incisive., dissection of American l i fe is weird and w i l d on t op. We feature exclusive extracts f rom his new col l ection of short stories, Brief Interviews With Hideous Men published by Abacus.
f ashion LOOKBUTDON'TTOUCH Photography by Horst Diekgerdes and styl ing by Katy England.
GROUNDED Photography by Paulo Sutch and styl ing by Katy England.
LOOKSGOODONPAPER Photography by Johnathan West and styl ing by Cathy Edwards.
LEVI'SENGINEEREDJEANS Photography by Daniel Star and styling by Miranda Robson.
a l t e r nat i ve c o v e r VIDALSASSOON An exclusive interview with the man who invented modern hairdressing and Rankin's pictures from the new Vidal Sassoon Supernatural collection.
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