This issue is a celebration of pleasure-seeking at its purest: the lessons learned when ‘excess’ and ‘extreme’ become a way of life
The best thing about pushing things too far is coming out of the experience with a story to tell, a lesson to share.
So at a time when people are fed up with chaos and confusion, we’re shining a light on moments of gratification that really matter: from activists fighting for their rights to artists who’ve found identity through escapism.
There’s nothing new about living on the edge. But to zoom in on the lines connecting sex, drugs and rock’n’roll is to find voices worth listening to: a generation of innovators who have learned the hard way.
Mac DeMarco made his name as the ‘lovable prince of indie rock’: a chain-smoking, whiskey-fuelled joker who can’t help having fun on the road. Yet after 10 years of singing about growing up, he’s become a homebody just trying to keep his head screwed on.
A new generation is finding comfort in Satanism – but it’s not what you’d expect. These aren’t devil worshippers who drink blood or sacrifice animals. They’re just regular people trying to squeeze the most out of life.
Jonah Hill became so famous, so young, that he had to figure himself out in public. Having spent the last few years making his directorial debut – a coming-of-age portrait of recklessteen skaters in 1990s LA – the 35-year-old has realised just howmuch negativity got inside his head along the way.
After the shocking death of a much-loved activist, Athens’ queer arts scene is on a mission to overcome widespread fear and homophobia. That fight has never been more dangerous, yet these voicesof resistance are only growing louder.