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ON T H E COVER B JORK PHOTOGRAPHED BY LAURENCE PASSERA

MONTAGE BY H U S S E I N C H A L A Y A N MONTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY BY N A D Y A W A S Y L K O

H A I R S C U L P T U R E BY S H O P L I F T E R

HAIR SCULPTING ASSISTANT B R E N T B O R R E S O N FOR R E D K E N / C U T L E R N Y C MAKE-UP A N D R E A H E L G A D O T T I R USING M A C PHOTOGRAPHIC ASSISTANT N I C K K E L L Y

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T H E MAIN S T O R I E S 9 0 GU I D E D BY VO I CES - BJORK A f t e r 11 y e a r s of e l e c t r o n i c s , Bjork has c u t t h e power and got mouthy on her new a c a p p e l l a a l b u m Medulla. On t he eve of p e r f o r m i n g t o an e s t i ma t e d a u d i e n c e of f o u r b i l l i on at t he o p e n i n g of t he A t hens O l ympics, we f i n d her a t home in I ce l and, happy, relaxed and pondering b i g i ssues: Bush, beatboxing and t he best s ingers in t he world.

9 8 DEUS EX MACH I N A - SECRET MACH I N E S From Texan bed r ooms t o David L e t t e r man, v i a Brooklyn l o f t s a n d London n i g h t c l u b s , Dal l as t h r e e - p i e c e Secret Machines, d emonstra t e precisely how t hey cont i nue t o b l ow all t he other k ids away.

1 0 2 BACK IN BLACK - REI KAWAKUBO Ha v i n g c h a l l e n g e d t h e c o n v e n t i o n s of h i gh end f a s h i o n a n d e s t a b l i s h e d Tokyo as a des i gn d e s t i n a t i o n , Comme Des Gargons' Rei Kawakubo, a i ms t o t h r u s t Judy B l ame, Nick Knight, Hedi S l imane and you, into a s t a t e of " beaut i f u l c h a o s " .

116 UPTOWN DREAD - DON LETTS As L o n d o n ' s p u n k s c e n e f a l t e r e d , d r e a d l o c k e d DJ a n d c i n ema t o g r a p h e r , Don L e t t s , h e a d e d f o r New York a n d c a u g h t h i p hop a s i t p r o g r e s s e d f r o m u p t o w n b l o c k s t o d o w n t o w n c l ubs and ga l l e r i es . Here he t a l k s us t h r ough h i s personal s n a p s h o t s f r o m t he period, f ea t u r i ng Warhol, Bambaataa and Futura 2000.

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Photography MAGNUS UNNAR

Styling CATHY EDWARDS

1 4 0 SWEET L I GHT IN A DARK ROOM

Photography LAURIE BARTLEY Styling NICOLA FORMICHETTI

1 5 8 TAKE ME H I GHER

Photography LAURA SCIACOVELLI

Styling TAL BRENER

1 6 6 REACH T H E BEACH

Photography KENNETH CAPPELLO

Styling GABRIELLE GREISS