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T H E MAIN S T OR I ES 7 6 THE CRAZY NEVER DIE In 1 9 7 8 , B r i t i s h l i f es t y l e j o u r n a l i s t , Nike W i l l i ams , was held hostage in Hunter S T h ompson ' s hotel room. 37 years l a t er she r emembers her f r i end and t he myths t h a t surrounded h im .

8 0 SHINE ON: JENNIFER JASON LEIGH The ac t r ess who opts f o r roles where she gets t o spend most of t he movie in bed por t r ays a c razed 12 - year - o l d in her l a t est f i l m , and f i n d s get t i ng a decent t ab l e in a r es t aurant is t he only real use f o r f ame. Dazed speaks t o Jennifer Jason Leigh about her jagged career.

8 8 INTO THE COSMOS: MOS DEF Having c r acked hip hop and acting, d i e - h a r d Brooklynite, Mos Def, has s t opped search i ng f o r wealth and f ame . He explains why he ' s c hosen t o " j u s t keep mov i n g " , a n d how he ' s p u t t i n g a l i t t l e Buster Keaton i nto his role as Ford Prefect, in Brit s c i - f i comedy, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

9 8 FACE THE FUTURE In B r i t a i n a new generation prepares to vote, and in January, t he I raqis saw a bal l o t box f o r t he f i r s t t i me. Dazed gauges opinions of both nascent e l ectorates, to f i nd out about t he i ssues t h a t count.

1 0 6 PLEASE TELL ME IT WILL LAST FOREVER In b o x i n g c l u b s , on e s c a l a t o r s , by p a r k s a n d f o u n t a i n s , B e n j a m i n A l e x a n d e r Huseby a n d N i c o l a Formichetti f i nd t he spi r i t of contemporary Br i t i sh youth.

118 THE RIGHT ANGLE Does i mmigrat i o n mean f ewer jobs? Does p r e s c r i b i ng heroin e f f e c t cr ime? What do Labour mean by " Forward Not Back"? In an a t t empt to demystify t he soundbites, Dazed breaks down Bri t i sh poli t i cs.

124 TEENAGE KICKS Having essayed f i r s t t i me voters, we asked young kids too young t o vote t h i s t i me a r ound about t he i r l ives. We gave t h em a d i sposable camera, a diary and a weekend. Here's wha t they gave us back.

CONTENTSISSUE25MAY2005

T H E F ASHION

1 3 8 SKIPTRACER Photography MAGNUS UNNAR

Styling CATHY EDWARDS

1 4 8 TEENAGE RIOT Photography MAGNUS UNNAR

Styling NICOLA FORMICHETTI

1 5 8 NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Photography TIM GUTT Ar t d i r ect i on and s t y l i ng SHONA HEATH

1 6 6 THE EDGE Photography MAURITS SILLEM Styling JOANNA SCHLENZKA

174 CASUAL OBSERVERS

Photography FREDERIKE HELWIG

Styl i ng SORAYA DAYANI