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My Style Essentials: Banx and Ranx

Music production duo Banx and Ranx share their plans to explore new territories, as well as their personal styles

"I woke up the next morning and I was like, ‘why is my Twitter blowing up?'" An audience with Bret Easton Ellis

He published his debut novel while still in college and watched it become the literary sensation of the 1980s. His third novel is merely the most notorious fictional work of the 20th century. Max Williams meets the man who gave the world American Psycho

Red Hot: a story of sex, drugs, and redheads

Thomas Knights founded Red Hot to fight the stereotype of the ginger male. The project went global – yet its creator couldn't escape his inner darkness...

My Style Essentials: Nathan Trent

Austrian-born singer-songwriter – and former Eurovision contestant – Nathan Trent talks us through his wardrobe

“I’m not The Guy. I’m the other guy.” Kevin Bacon: not The Guy but definitely The Man

Half a century ago, a kid walked into a cinema in Philadelphia and settled down to watch a film. Kevin Bacon tells Max Williams what happened next…

The best cocktail bars of Lower Manhattan

Upper Manhattan may be the preserve of the great and the good, but downtown is where the action's at. Next time you're in Lower Manhattan, these are the bars to visit...

My style essentials: Wauve

Singer, songwriter, producer... Wauve isn't just one of British music's brightest talents, the North Londoner is also one of the sharpest dressed

Brand watch: Walker Slater

Inspired by the Scottish Highlands, Walker Slater is updating tweed for the modern gentleman's wardrobe

Is the white T-shirt the coolest garment ever made?

Cool, you say? Sunspel’s iconic white T-shirts are what happens when a garment worn by James Dean meets a brand favoured by James Bond

"I've always been attracted to dark storytelling" – Anchuli Felicia King is a playwright for a digital age

Playwright Anchuli Felicia King is one of the most exciting young talents in world theatre. We sat down with the 25-year-old to discuss digital technology, cultural identities, and her play White Pearl – now playing at the Royal Court

Ananya Birla is the musical superstar fighting for mental health

At only 24, Ananya Birla has already made her mark on the music and business worlds, and now she’s using her influence to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health

My style essentials: Samm Henshaw

Samm Henshaw is tipped as a major musical talent, even being handpicked by James Bay and Chance the Rapper for tour support. The young South Londoner talks us through his wardrobe

Nush Cope is redefining the modern presenter

When Nush Cope decided to become a presenter, her first port of call was the internet – from contacting established TV personalities on Instagram to building her own digital following, she explains how she forged her future online. This is her story in her own words...

Joivan Wade may soon rule the world (and this is a good thing)

Having built a huge online entertainment platform alongside an acting career, Joivan Wade is fulfilling his goals one by one. He tells Max Williams why real success will be helping others do the same

Orson Welles, be damned: Geneva offers a beautiful weekend trip

Ever since the famous Orson Welles monologue in The Third Man, Switzerland had a reputation for being a bit dull. A visit to Geneva forces you to reassess

The bar necessities: Oblix East

We're giving you the lowdown on the best bars in and around the City... First up, it's the highest of the lot – Oblix East at The Shard

Santo Remedio showcases Mexican food at its finest

Santo Remedio is bringing authentic Mexican food to London Bridge – and we should all be grateful

"Thinking about it makes me emotional" – The redemptive journey of Dave Allen

His gambling addiction forced him to take unwinnable fights. His weight has been ridiculed. His training camps are sabotaged by depressive episodes. Yet Dave Allen is still smiling…

Thor, Batman, James Bond – stuntman Bobby Holland Hanton has the coolest CV in Hollywood

Bobby Holland Hanton has appeared in the Star Wars and James Bond franchises, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Game of Thrones. Meet Chris Hemsworth's official stuntman...

"Fame wasn’t something I really wanted." How Joe Dempsie played the game (and won)

Actor Joe Dempsie never intended to step into the full glare of the fame spotlight – he just happened to land a role in one of the biggest TV series in the world. Ever. With the final season of Game of Thrones upon us, Max Williams meets a very humble heir to the Iron Throne