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British GQ August 2016

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letters of note

Culture club: Benedict Cumberbatch reads his contribution to Letters LiveJerry Brotton meets Salman RushdieSiddhartha Mukherjee discusses his book The Gene: An Intimate History at the Hay Festival, 28-30 May 2016 (Photographs Chris Athanasiouh)At GQ we’ve placed literature – a crucial part of our heritage – at the heart of our coverageTHE 14 February 1972 issue of New York magazine had an unusual cover, designed as a newspaper. At the top, in big, block capitals, ran a surreal headline: “THE BIRTH OF ‘THE NEW JOURNALISM’; EYEWITNESS REPORT BY TOM WOLFE”. It was all thoroughly arch, obviously, but the ensuing article contained declarations whose enduring influence would make the front-page treatment look peculiarly prescient. The novel, announced Wolfe, had been dethroned as the number one literary genre. “It is hard to explain…

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Norman Jean ROYBaywatch is back. This month’s cover star, model and actress Kelly Rohrbach, takes on Pamela Anderson’s role as CJ Parker in a new film version of the classic television show. Rohrbach donned the famous red swimsuit to be shot by Norman Jean Roy, who decided to use good old-fashioned film. “I love that we shot it that way – it brings back the element of mystery,” says Rohrbach.Emily WRIGHTThey say that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. New York real estate mogul Aby Rosen couldn’t disagree more, which is why he’s closing down one of the city’s iconic landmarks: The Four Seasons restaurant. Emily Wright, global editor of Estates Gazette, spoke to Rosen about his rationale. “Rosen’s decision is indicative of a changing New York and a…

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the schlock of the new: how digital life got messy

Screen test: Technology has become something we notice most when it isn’t working (Illustration Jonny Wan)The greasy fingerprints told only half the tale. Large plasma screens littered the departure lounge, but despite (or possibly because of) their oversized font, the perfect height of the monitors and the very slow refresh rate of data, affixed to each and every one was a peeling printed label: “This is not a touchscreen.”Digital disappointment surrounds us. Everything should be faster, more accurate and personalised. Anything new progresses from magical to wonderful to expected to disappointing in a matter of moments. In the words of Louis CK, “How quickly the world owes us something we didn’t even know existed five minutes ago.”The only things that consistently move faster than technological advancements are the expectations of…

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wye and wherefore

IT’S testament to the Hay Festival’s substantial clout that, after almost three decades, it still manages to lure the leading lights of literature, art and ideas all the way out to Hay-On-Wye in the Powys countryside for its week of talks and panels. The billing this year was, true to form, as eclectic as it was impressive. Just glance around the marquee in which we held GQ’s seventh annual Hay dinner in association with Land Rover to mark the end of the festival’s first weekend.One for the books: Sophie Hunter and Benedict Cumberbatch were among the guests at the seventh annual GQ Hay Festival Dinner in association with Land Rover(Photographs James Mason)Mark Strong and Tom HollanderWillow Robinson and Caitlin ZenisekIrvine Welsh and Marlon JamesMark StrongBen Okri and Caroline MichelIrvine Welsh…

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the one-minute suitcase

WHAT TYPE OF TRIP ARE YOU TAKING?TURN TO PAGE 35 FOR OUR PICK OF THE BEST SUNGLASSESStyling Carlotta Constant Photographs Nicholas Kay; Carbon Art 45 Ltd/John Rowlands ■…

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meet the 200mph artist

GQ INTELWHILE GIBSON’S WORKS CAN FETCH UP TO £82,000, HE ALSO SELLS ENTRY-LEVEL EDITIONS STARTING AT £95 VIA CARBONART45.COMWHEN the artist Alastair Gibson first properly considered the form of a hammerhead shark, in an idle moment 15 years ago, one thing came to mind: racing car. “When you look at the curves and aerodynamic devices on the body of a Formula One car and you look at a shark with its fins and gills, you notice a beautiful parallel,” says Gibson, a former Formula One mechanic who now crafts sea creatures from carbon fibre Formula One parts.Gibson’s favourite piece is a piranha, owing to the story behind it: he smuggled a dried piranha back on the plane from Brazil to use as a muse. “It stunk the whole British Airways…