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Singer, actor and now film producer John Legend speaks exclusively to Jocks & Nerds about his new album, his latest film, and how America will cope without Obama in office.
A profile of seminal photographer Robert Frank, with insights from his longtime editor, Laura Israel, who has filmed a documentary on his life.
Interviews with Turner Prize-winner Jeremy Deller, Serpentine Gallery director Hans Ulrich Obrist, and the Museum of Modern Art’s artistic director Glenn Lowry, on how the role of the museum, and the exhibition, is changing to meet the demands of the digital era.
Video artist Charles Atlas remembers his collaborations with Merce Cunningham, Michael Clark and Leigh Bowery, and previews his forthcoming pieces.
To coincide with the Miles Teller film Bleed for This, as well as a pair of boxing films from British actors Paddy Considine and Johnny Harris, Jocks & Nerds explores the history of pugilism in cinema, from the first moving picture experiments to modern blockbusters, and why directors keep stepping into the ring.
The Second Sons have been called the new Rolling Stones, and can boast the group’s affiliates as cheerleaders. For the band’s first interview they speak exclusively to Jocks & Nerds and are photographed by Gavin Bond.
Jóhan Jóhannsson, composer for Blade Runner 2049 and The Theory of Everything, discusses his own music, playing alongside Björk and why tension is the most important thing.
Other highlights include the long overlooked ‘80s art collective that revolutionised New York’s art scene; a look at the NBA Global Games; and an interview with filmmaker and novelist Michael Smith.
The ‘People’ section includes Frank Carter, Eric Elms, Peter Mitchell, Penny Reel, Shirley Collins, Dan Goldwater and Amané Suganami.
Elsewhere, exclusive fashion shoots feature actor Max Brown; tattooer Mark Mahoney in the deserts of Joshua Tree; and Mitzi Lorenz’s son Oscar showcasing the best ways to keep your neck warm.
Jocks & Nerds Issue 21 also includes a shoot in the Swiss Alps; a fashion feature inspired by L.S. Lowry; and the award-winning photographer Richard Sawdon Smith.
Finally, the magazine features exclusive portfolios by photographers Tom Skipp and Paul Vickery, exploring the Rwandan amasunzu haircut and the African American motorcycle clubs of New York.