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Huck 63 - The Fantasy Issue

In this issue, we’re reclaiming fantasy from the clutches of disbelievers and elevating it to a place of pure freedom. We’re celebrating ‘fantasists’ whose dreams are only outweighed by their tenacity for making them happen.

There are ordinary people living extraordinary lives, turning private wishes into public spectacles, and artists who allowed themselves to become lost in the moment – only to end up finding their true calling.

Join us as we dive into a world of boundless opportunity…

 

In this issue....

 

The Bizarre World of British Wrestling

Indie wrestling is flourishing in unexpected places all across the UK. It’s a low-budget, high-energy world where DIY daredevils band together in the belief that teamwork makes the dream work.

 

Furry Nation

Being a ‘fur’ – someone passionate about animal characters with human traits – remains a misunderstood concept marred by controversy. One insider, however, is determined to illuminate an inclusive community where imaginations can take a walk on the wild side.

 

Sean Baker

Director Sean Baker has developed his own cinematic language: one packed with colour, energy and humour. But after years on the fringes, his spellbinding new film The Florida Project affirms Baker’s status as Hollywood’s boldest visual activist.

 

The Skywalker

Vitaliy Raskalov overcame his fear of heights by scaling the world’s tallest buildings, ignoring any need for safety measures. But now that he’s reached the top of his game, the 24-year-old adventurer is ready for a new start.

 

Mods, Skins & Lowriders

For the past six years, photographer Owen Harvey has been documenting timeless subcultures that champion style, heritage and community. But in learning why people are attracted to bygone looks, he’s developed some unexpected perspective

 

Japanese Radiohead

Every time tribute band On A Saturday perform, they briefly transform into their idols. But this isn’t just an uncanny simulation – it’s a transcendental moment of togetherness shared with other fans.

 

Stefani Nurding

Nicknamed the ‘concrete chameleon’, pro skater and model Stefani Nurding is trying to balance out a male-dominated industry: using her unique set of skills to bridge a divide between the sexes.

 

Beyond Afro-futurism

Artist Tabita Rezaire is as unconventional as it gets. Using a mix of technology and traditional African practices, she’s determined to counteract the oppressive forces of the internet – while healing herself in the process.

 

Young Jazz Heroes

In a world of manufactured sound, jazz is still a place of pure freedom. London’s bright young musicians are pulling from their multi-textured roots and reimagining that legacy for a new generation.

 

Steven Universe

As Cartoon Network’s first female showrunner, Rebecca Sugar has created a daring series that explores nuanced topics like gender identity and the constant threat of annihilation. Now the challenge is to keep on growing.

 

Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks could be the weirdest, most groundbreaking TV series ever made. Now that a long-awaited return cements its cultural legacy, co-creator Mark Frost is ready to offer some closure.

 

Reggaeton Clubs

A generation of artists are riding a wave of success through pure entrepreneurial hustle. Dripping in gold and trading in sex, reggaeton is more than just fantasy – it’s a marketplace for material dreams.

 

Alex Honnold

El Capitan is an icon of outdoor culture and a fixture on every climber’s bucket list. But now that Alex Honnold has become the first person to traverse it without a rope, what dream is there left for him to chase?

 

How To Be A Self-Taught Tattoo Artist

Silvia Castro Pérez pursued her dream job as an architect in Spain until it felt like a creative dead-end. Then she moved to Berlin and taught herself how to tattoo, opening up a new world of creative possibility.

 

Madam X

Crissi Vassilakis is living the dream. Between DJing around the world and putting on club nights to showcase her favourite artists, she runs her own independent label: a home for talent so forward-thinking they defy genre.

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Bindi Kaufmann