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Why Cheap Date is the best 00’s zine you've never heard of

<i>Taken from the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of Dazed:</i><p>The Mushpit zine has been gleefully sending up the fashion world for four years now, but it was only after discovering the equally anarchic Cheap Date from the 00s that coeditors Bertie Brandes and Char Roberts began to take their dreams of …

Lost in Syria

A troubled Army vet clandestinely joined the fight against Assad. Then an adventure turned into a tragedy.<p>In December, 2012, an itinerant American named Eric Harroun checked into a youth hostel in Istanbul. A thirty-year-old U.S. Army veteran with sandy-blond hair, Harroun had left the service in …

Middle East

20 easy productivity resolutions for successful entrepreneurs

Successful entrepreneurs at the top of their game know how to achieve what they want in less time than others. In fact, productivity is a key …

Why did Joanna Newsom join Inherent Vice?

Joanna Newsom fans must be furious with Paul Thomas Anderson right now. When the <i>Boogie Nights</i> director persuaded his musician friend to star in his latest film, <i>Inherent Vice</i>, he made the long wait for new material from Newsom that little bit longer.<p>Anderson is no stranger to cult stardom himself, …

Writing

The Crazy History of “Star Wars”

From “How Star Wars Conquered the Universe,” the new history of the sci-fi franchise, by Chris Taylor, I learned many incredible facts. Among them: Brian De Palma, the director of “Carrie,” helped to write the opening crawl (“Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first …

Comic Books

Isis: the inside story

In the summer of 2004, a young jihadist in shackles and chains was walked by his captors slowly into the Camp Bucca prison in southern Iraq. He was nervous as two American soldiers led him through three brightly-lit buildings and then a maze of wire corridors, into an open yard, where men with …

Russell Brand Goes to Middle School

On a recent Wednesday, Russell Brand visited a New York middle school and read from his version of “The Pied Piper,” in which the rodents form “an anarcho-egalitarian rat collective.” <b>Michael Schulman</b> reports:<p>Brand arrived, on a Wednesday afternoon, at an independent school in Greenwich Village, wearing a biker jacket. He was greeted by the middle-school librarian, who had bleached bangs, a leopard-print blazer, and a weary affect. She handed him a copy of his book, with some pages paper-clipped …

Is this the end of Britishness?

Photograph: Dougie Wallace<p>A hen party in Blackpool.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/9/16/1410855925096/2bc66963-629d-47d5-9ad0-c8c6e6a31998-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Dougie Wallace<p>A hen party in …

Is José Mujica the world’s most radical president?

Uruguay’s José Mujica lives in a tiny house rather than the presidential palace, and gives away 90% of his salary. He’s legalised marijuana and gay marriage. But his greatest legacy is governing without giving up his revolutionary ideals<p>Emo Mannise was just 16 when he met Uruguay’s current …

Christopher Nolan: the man who rebooted the blockbuster

In early spring of 2013, Christopher Nolan and his crew were scouting for locations in Iceland – looking for glaciers that could stand in for the icy wastes of a distant planet in Nolan’s new film, Interstellar. They were on foot, the terrain proving inaccessible by car through freezing rain. The …

Weekend Reading: Three Prison Stories

At Vox, Justin Hansford, a law professor and civil-rights activist, writes about the experience of being arrested while observing protests in Ferguson, Missouri, following the death of Michael Brown. He had joined a protest inside a nearby Walmart as a legal observer, to document instances of …

Justice

Stephen King: The Rolling Stone Interview

Stephen King’s office building sits on a particularly dreary dead-end road on the outskirts of Bangor, Maine, just down the street from a …

Ukraine crisis - the view from Russia

<b>The last few months have witnessed a coup d’état in Ukraine, military operations by the Ukrainian authorities against the people of Donetsk and Lugansk oblasts and rabidly anti-Russian policies on the part of Kiev. Was it possible to predict this turn of events just a year ago?</b><p><b>Nikolai Patrushev:</b> …

The Millennial Restaurant

Alice Waters created the new American cuisine in Berkeley. The French are waiting to see what she’ll do in Paris.<p>Not long ago, in the brown dawn light of the western Paris suburbs, three Americans could be seen taking a mildly illicit walk through the Rungis wholesale food market. The three …

France

Chef Stories

Over the past few months, we’ve been sharing collections of classic <i>New Yorker</i> stories from our archive, including some of our favorite Profiles and love stories, as well as selections on leading actresses and artists. Now we turn to the culinary arts, with a collection of six pieces about the lives …

Mario Batali

The history of the Predator, the drone that changed the world (Q&A)

These days, the word <i>drone</i> is used to refer to just about any kind of remote-controlled, unmanned aircraft. That could mean a consumer-grade quadcopter or a slightly more advanced octocopter.<p>But in military parlance, <i>drone</i> has a more austere connotation. In the US, at least, the term refers to the …

The Fight of Their Lives

The White House wants the Kurds to help save Iraq from ISIS. The Kurds may be more interested in breaking away.<p>On the evening of August 8th, Najat Ali Saleh, a former commander of the Kurdish army, was summoned to a meeting with Masoud Barzani, the President of the semiautonomous Kurdish region …

The Secret Recordings of Carmen Segarra

Tod's SS15

<b>Initial reaction:</b><p>"Everything highlights, nothing constrains," read the press notes.<p><b>Leather and luxe:</b><p>It was sports luxe in the lightest of leathers with serious curvature. Creative director Alessandra Facchinetti is carrying on Tod's ready-to-wear remit to take leather and work it into the most …

Jackets

Teen spirit: charting the fearless girl gangs of SS15

Whatever you think of her famous family, Kendall Jenner is already a fashion powerhouse. Uh-huh honey, you heard that right. The eighteen-year-old has transformed herself from a tween on the sidelines of a reality show to the fresh faced, dynamic beauty that’s leading fashion’s current celebration …

Kendall Jenner

The Virgin Islands, Rewritten

When I moved to the U.S. Virgin Islands after college, for a job at a local newspaper, everyone I met told me that I had to read Herman Wouk’s “Don’t Stop the Carnival.” It was the best novel ever set in the Virgin Islands. The funniest. Wouk, people said, gets island life <i>exactly right.</i> Never mind …

Temple of Gloom

Why is the second Indiana Jones movie so dark?<p>It’s strange when two filmmakers can hardly stand to look at one of their movies. Especially when that …

The Interpreter

Has a remote Amazonian tribe upended our understanding of language?<p><i>Correction appended</i>.<p>One morning last July, in the rain forest of northwestern Brazil, Dan Everett, an American linguistics professor, and I stepped from the pontoon of a Cessna floatplane onto the beach bordering the Maici River, a …

Mohammed el Gorani and Jérôme Tubiana · Diary: In Guantánamo

I was born in 1986 in Saudi Arabia, in Medina, the Prophet’s city. My parents came from North Chad – I don’t know exactly where. They left Chad for …

Outlander Recap: Feminism and Time Travel in a Bodice-Ripping Romance? Sure!

If you have a predilection for epic romances and the super-specific sub-genre that is historical time-travel fiction, then you’re likely to find</i> …

Daily aspirin 'cuts bowel and stomach cancer deaths'

British researchers say aspirin could reduce the risk of developing - or dying from - certain types of cancer.<p>The Queen Mary University of London team looked into the preventive use of the drug, which is better known for helping to relieve headache symptoms.<p>The study recommends people aged 50 and …

Cancer

Who's been breaking the rules of fashion photography?

The rise of digitalism has seen a shift in the usual order of things. From music to fashion, from art to politics, people are embracing the possibilities and true meaning of power and autonomy. Whether this means self-promotion through social media or, on the contrary, the choice to reject …

Fashion Photography

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Sebastian Vettel: Red Bull's world champion told to ‘raise his game’

<b>Sebastian Vettel was told to "raise his game" by his Red Bull team after a troubled start to the season.</b><p>Helmut Marko, Red Bull's motorsport adviser, told the four-time champion after April's Chinese Grand Prix to adapt his driving and stop complaining about the car and new rules.<p>"I told him: 'There …

Auto Racing