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Music

So Solid Crew: swaggering to the top of the charts

Culture

Inside the sexy Halloween costume industry

This year has seen sexy bunnies, sexy devils and, um, sexy hand sanitiser flying off the shelves. But who actually creates the world’s sexy Halloween costumes, and how do they come up with their ideas?

Archive

How Missy Elliot changed the face of hip-hop

June 1999: To celebrate Black History Month, we’ve dug through our 40 years-deep back-catalogue to find interviews and profiles with the world’s greatest talents across film, music, fashion and the arts. Over the coming weeks we’ll be posting a selection of these FACE encounters with the best of the best. Creative, resilient and revolutionary: these are our Archive Heroes.

Society

Five organisations you can support to help #EndSARS

A number of people taking part in #EndSARS protests in Nigeria have reportedly been shot dead in Lagos. An indefinite 24-hour curfew has now been imposed on the capital and other regions. Meanwhile, the army has dismissed reports as “fake news”. Here’s how you can help.

Life

20 twenty-somethings around the world

Between the pandemic and the protests, this year has been an alarm bell for young people. Here, 20 candidates weigh in on the year so far and give us a snapshot of life in their shoes.

Style

Charles Jeffrey’s got The Healing power

No show? No problem. Instead, London Fashion Week’s ever-theatrical designer teamed up with Tim Walker on a super sexy (physical) photobook, for LOVERBOY’s SS21 collection, The Healing.

Culture

Next gen art: it’s the Bloomin’ New Contemporaries

These lot know good art. They’ve been predicting the Next Big Thing since 1949, like Damien Hirst, Mark Leckey and even David Hockney. So take a moment and check out this year’s New Contemporaries – they’ll be filling a gallery near you soon.

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