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.
Huck • NO.73 – AUTUMN 2020
Death Magick Abundance
MAVI • Mavi is an intriguing proposition: a budding neuroscientist wise beyond his years, who also happens to be one of hip hop’s brightest hopes. Whether he’s exploring mental health, liberation or #MeToo, the Charlotte native’s music is driven by a desire to seek out answers – regardless of how uncomfortable the truth might be.
QUEENS OF CARACAS • As violence and turmoil continue to beset the Venezuelan capital, its drag community has positioned itself at the forefront of a DIY fightback – one that refuses to stand by and watch the city crumble.
WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS with Baxter Dury • Each issue, we crash someone’s personal space in a bid to find out why it means so much to them. This time around, musician Baxter Dury invites Huck into his London flat: an eclectic riverside property full of history and colour, where he spends most of his time dodging noise complaints from the neighbours.
Dancing in the street • In one of Rio’s toughest neighbourhoods, a makeshift ballet school is offering young women the opportunity to escape the everyday struggle of favela life – even if just for a day.
RIDING OUT THE STORM
THE BEHEMOTHS OF NAZARÉ
Midas touch • Problems in Greece are far from over. In a volatile political climate, economic woes still prove a hotbed for far-right activity. But in the face of hostility, a group of young rappers from diverse backgrounds have built a dynamic scene from the embers of crisis – one that serves as a direct rebuke to those seeking to other them.
THE EDUCATION ACTIVIST TURNING TRAGEDY INTO TRIUMPH • It’s dawn in Harlem, in the sleety cold of November. Youth activist and organiser Jamira Burley is returning from her morning run. As the Head of Youth Engagement and Skills at the Global Business Coalition for Education, it’s one of few moments in the day she’s able to spend by herself.
Once upon a time in Lincolnshire • Founded by a group of hard-nosed riders back in the ’70s, Mablethorpe Sand Race is a unique off-road contest where one thing is guaranteed: if you’re not getting messy, then you’re not trying hard enough.”
HEAVY weight champ • At five-feet tall and around 94lbs, ‘Phoenix’ doesn’t look like your typical all-star wrestler. But ask the 20-year-old, thrust into the spotlight as the world’s first hijabwearing pro, and she’ll tell you that it hasn’t stopped her yet. After all: the bigger you are, the harder you fall.
The artist leading floristry’s youthful takeover • Surviving the perils of being a freelancer is tough – now more than ever. In partnership with Squarespace, we’re supporting independent artists to create original work that responds to these testing times. Here, we profile Harriet Parry, a creative force known for her floral interpretations of iconic artworks.
FOREVER YOUNG • For three decades, Chris Killip’s photographs of an old anarcho-punk club sat gathering dust in a box. However, in the cold light of day they’ve taken on new meaning, as a timeless portrait of working-class Britain.
PERFUME GENIUS FIXES YOUR LIFE • Our Agony Uncle for Issue 73 provides helpful advice for readers in need.