Huck is inspired by DIY culture, featuring people who make you think, who challenge the system, who strike out on their own. Packed with intelligent journalism and stunning photography, it covers the people and the places that are shaping culture all over the world.
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Doing nothing, finding everything. • On 27 May, 2019, ‘burnout’ was officially recognised as a medical condition by the World Health Organisation. It confirmed what many of us were already painfully aware of: a stress epidemic is engulfing society. But it’s not just the workplace that’s wearing us down. Political turmoil. Climate change. Fragile economies. Divisions that show no signs of eroding. All the while, technology’s grip on our attention span is compounding those anxieties and sapping us of life. In the face of that pressure, artist and writer Jenny Odell has come up with a manifesto for opting out: a mindset where slowing down is the only way to survive.
BEAST MODE • As Tame Impala, Kevin Parker plays the world’s biggest stages to one of the most devoted followings in music. But four years on from the last album, and with fans growing restless, he’s still grappling with an all-consuming creative process – one that means pushing himself to new extremes.
JOYFUL RESISTANCE • Sometimes pushing for change can lead to despair. Movements that once felt radical can grow rigid. But it’s in the face of anxiety that activists are discovering a tonic for fights that may otherwise feel fruitless: the thrill of a concerted effort.
BEYOND BINARY • Rae Smith grew up not realising she was born intersex, leading to years of emotional upheaval where her true self was kept secret. Then she found skateboarding, inspiring her to carve out space for others on the margins.
PUNCHING THE LIGHT • In 1993, Simon Burstall made two discoveries that would change him forever: photography and raves. Now, having trawled through a trove of material from his teenage years, he’s uncovered scenes from a subcultural oasis – and a turning point in his life.
DO NOT DISTURB • There’s no such thing as an urgent email. Yet, somehow, modern work-culture has given rise to an unfortunate phenomenon: the Out Of Office message, a stopgap measure where ‘off-grid’ no longer means ‘off-limits’. But through tiny acts of rebellion, we can start reclaiming our downtime.
FUTURE SHOCK • As creators of the dystopian series Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones have mastered the art of depicting society at its most anxiety-inducing. But when it comes to the future, the pair aren’t ready to panic just yet.
MAXIMUM CHILL • Hip hop heavyweight ScHoolboy Q went from prison to platinum-selling artist, becoming a father in between. Five albums into a unique career, he’s hungrier than ever – just don’t expect him to take life too seriously.
OFF-GRID APOCALYPSE • Deep within a forest on the outskirts of Germany, a small army of activists is fighting to protect a 12,000-year-old natural resource from being destroyed. For photographer Néha Hirve, it’s a battle that feels like waiting for the end of the world to come.
GROUNDS FOR CHANGE • Colombia’s coffee-growing region was once a violent no-go zone where all the best beans were exported, earning Western companies millions while leaving locals with the dregs. But as peace has spread, an influx of coffee fanatics is revolutionising the landscape – allowing Colombians to put the troubles of the past behind them.
AGAINST EVERYONE • Porn star. Activist. Radical philosopher. Conner Habib is barrelling through seemingly disparate worlds with the same rebellious mindset: a determination to set outdated ways of thinking alight.
FULL BLEED • Pro skater Mason Silva is entering a new phase of his career. In an industry famed for chewing up...