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Mark O’Connell’s guide to surviving the apocalypse
Books

Mark O’Connell’s guide to surviving the apocalypse

Notes from the end of the world — In his new book, Notes From An Apocalypse, the Irish author investigates our in-built obsession with the end of the world – meeting preppers, bunker entrepreneurs and would-be Mars colonists from around the globe.

Written by: Colin Gannon

Nas: ‘My beef was with the system, not another crew’
Music

Nas: ‘My beef was with the system, not another crew’

Lockdown Longread — As one of the greatest emcees of all time, the New York rapper pushed hip hop into bold new realms. He lived through a dark time – but with one hand on the mic, he survived to tell the tale.

Written by: Shelley Jones

How Soko embraced the creative power of celibacy
Music

How Soko embraced the creative power of celibacy

‘It’s all about slowing down’ — After a prolonged period of isolation, therapy and introspection, the French singer and actress returns with her hotly anticipated third album.

Written by: Jeremy Allen

Meet the indie farmer shaking up California’s food scene
Culture

Meet the indie farmer shaking up California’s food scene

Scott Chang-Fleeman — In a profile taken from ‘Sandwich Magazine Issue 2: The Banh Mi’, the 25-year-old talks history, heritage and why he wants to help build a new movement of independent Asian American farmers.

Written by: Anna Sulan Masing

Always moving: a whirlwind week with Mark Gonzales
Skate

Always moving: a whirlwind week with Mark Gonzales

The Lockdown Longread — Mark Gonzales and The Gonz are two sides of the same fable. There is the man and the myth, the artist and the skateboarder. And then there’s the enigma that somehow binds it all.

Written by: Andrea Kurland

Tony Hawk never sold out
Skate

Tony Hawk never sold out

The Lockdown Longread — Tony Hawk is easily the most famous skater of all time. Here, he reminds us that, fame and fortune aside, skateboarding is still his number one priority.

Written by: Jay Riggio

David Lammy: ‘You can’t buy your way out of Covid-19’
Activism

David Lammy: ‘You can’t buy your way out of Covid-19’

On division and democracy — As the country went into lockdown, we jumped on the phone with the new Shadow Justice Secretary to talk about his book, the coronavirus crisis, and the rising threat of the far-right.

Written by: Ben Smoke

Sorry but Charlotte Nichols won’t apologise to Nazis
Activism

Sorry but Charlotte Nichols won’t apologise to Nazis

‘I felt physically sick’ — The newly-elected Labour MP has been accused of homophobia and inciting anti-fascist violence. Here, she discusses her tumultuous first month in Parliament.

Written by: Ben Smoke

Shu Lea Cheang is making art that hacks the system
Magazine

Shu Lea Cheang is making art that hacks the system

Seek and disrupt — Pioneering artist, subversive filmmaker, voice of resistance: Shu Lea Cheang is difficult to box in. Whether adapting technology for activism or directing sci-fi porn features, she’s driven by a desire to create bold new worlds – ones where anything is possible.

Written by: Jake Hall

Big-wave surfer Maya Gabeira is chasing the next high
Outsiders Project

Big-wave surfer Maya Gabeira is chasing the next high

Drop in the ocean — Last year, the 32-year-old rode a colossal 68-foot wave, conquering it at the same place she’d almost drowned five years prior. It was a crowning moment, one that saw her shattering a world record in the process. So what came next?

Written by: Alex Wade

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