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David Lynch

David Lynch

The Fire This Time Originally published in Metropolitan In a scene straight from one of his films, David Lynch stands huddled beneath an enormous tree, strong winds lashing branches overhead and scattering leaves against the dark afternoon sky. One hand cups a cigarette, the other is pressed to the trunk...
Jack Nance

Jack Nance

Lost Highway: Jack Nance Remembered By David Lynch & Others Originally published in the Quietus There’s something vaguely Lynchian about the envelope that drops through the letterbox a few days before the 15th anniversary of Jack Nance’s death. It bears the Oregon return address of Catherine Coulson – Nance’s first...
Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil

Transgressive Man Originally published in Google Think, photography by Bill Wadman There’s a scene near the opening of Transcendent Man, the 2009 documentary on futurist Ray Kurzweil, showing archive footage of the then 17-year-old’s appearance on US panel show I’ve Got A Secret. Suited and smiling and exuding the awkward...
Jim Rippey

Jim Rippey

Heavens Above Originally published in Huck Exchanging YouTube clips of classic video sections by the legendary snowboarders that inspired us as kids is a hobby for myself and my close friend Spencer. It’s no surprise, then, to wake to an email with the subject heading ‘Jim Rippey’. Less expected is...
Rohingya

Rohingya

The Long Wait Originally published in the New Statesman (August 2009), photography by Giles Duley There was little to mark the dawn of May 21st as different from any other in the Bangladeshi beach resort of Cox’s Bazar. Rickshaw drivers snoozed in their carriages beneath whispering palms; labourers awoke in...
Tron

Tron

The Legacy Of Tron Originally published in Little White Lies Few films came to embody the neon futurism of the 1980s like Tron, yet for director Steven Lisberger it’s a movie rooted in the psychedelic movement of the 1960s in which he grew up. An only child whose parents died when...
Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys

No Sleep Since Brooklyn Originally published in the Stool Pigeon, photography by Spencer Murphy As Beastie Boys videos go, it’s an understated affair. Adams Yauch and Horovitz – MCA and Ad-Rock respectively – are seated in front of a large mixing desk. Yauch wears a red collared shirt and does...
Private Space Flight

Private Space Flight

Fly Me To The Moon Originally published in Little White Lies In June 2011 the Economist ran a headline that it claimed summed up a sense of international despair. ‘The End Of The Space Age’ was a withering obituary on what it saw as the mortified remains of space exploration:...
Forced Marriage

Forced Marriage

Runaway Brides Originally published in the Sunday Telegraph, photography by Spencer Murphy It’s no accident that the Stonham women’s refuge in Slough is a non-descript house on a non-descript street. Even inside the untrained eye struggles to pick out the signs: a coin-operated washer-dryer in the laundry; an Islamic prayer...
Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks

Who Killed Twin Peaks? Originally published in Little White Lies For legions of Lynch fans worldwide, the events unravelling in the logging town of Twin Peaks are only ever partly as interesting as those reputed to have taken place behind the camera, most of which centre on the unconventional methods...
Sebastian Horsley

Sebastian Horsley

Narcissism And Neurosis Originally published in the New Statesman, photography by Spencer Murphy Three months ago a photographer friend and I met with Sebastian Horsley while researching a book on outsiders in British society. We arrived at his Soho flat to find him hanging out the first floor window, exchanging innuendo-riddled...
Gonjasufi

Gonjasufi

Desert Storm Originally published in the Stool Pigeon There’s so little known about the dystopian warrior poet Gonjasufi that research is all but impossible, and I’m forced to email Warp Records after our chat to clear up a few points I never got to raise in the interview. What is...
Arthur Boyt

Arthur Boyt

A Moveable Feast Originally published in Huck, photography by Spencer Murphy With white hair poking from the brim of his blue woollen hat, scalpel in hand and glasses pushed to the bridge of his nose, there’s something of the surgeon about Arthur Boyt as he looms over a pheasant lying...
DOOM

DOOM

Cast Iron Originally published in the Stool Pigeon Any bona fide celebrity worth his or her salt tends to have at least one red button subject guaranteed to bring interviews to a less than amicable end. Jennifer Aniston, for example, refuses to talk about the fact that she’s a solitary...
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DJ Shadow: The Outsider

DJ Shadow: The Outsider

Changeling Originally published in the Stool Pigeon For one moment, DJ Shadow is little more than that. Our first interview clashes with a work trip to Rome, so I find myself dead-bolted into a dusty hotel room five minutes before the appointed hour, questions scattered over an unmade bed, a San Francisco phone number in...
Rap In Iran

Rap In Iran

Prophets Of Protest Originally published by the Church Of London The morning after meeting the Iranian rapper Hichkas and his crew, I head into town in search of a bunch of flowers for my Uncle Behrooz. It seems only fair. After all, it was his garden in which we conducted the interview; his crisps and...