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Godspeed you black emperor!

September 1999: He is Napoleon in Pumas. In LA, he brokers peace for Biggie and Tupac. In London, he buys champagne for 700 friends. In Paris, he parties with George Lucas. And back in New York, there are the Spanish and rock markets to conquer… Has Puff Daddy come to save hip-hop, or to bury it?

Culture

Talking tech addiction with the man who got us addicted

Nir Eyal ran a course at Stanford University teaching would-be tech-heads the dark arts of behavioural engineering. His first book, Hooked, became a bible for tech execs who wanted to create products that would keep us swiping and scrolling. Now he’s back with an antidote to tech addiction (but not an apology).

Life

Confessions of a digital pick-up artist

As the growing popularity of personals ads signals a pivot to a slower, more gentle type of online dating, Rory McClenaghan looks back at the brief period he spent as an “opener” for men looking for love online.

Style

Lessons in subversion

Chopova Lowena is the non-conformist clothing label scoring points for its twisted take on traditional wears.

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