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Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon's marriage ended two years ago, taking Sonic Youth with it. Larry Ryan hears them and other members strike out on their own

Media: My mother always said I had champagne taste on beer wages

Elaina Henderson, aged five, would look out on the lights of Glasgow from her council tower block and think it was fairyland. Now she looks out from the 44th-floor offices of American `Elle' as New York's latest Brit editor. Audrey Gillan finds out how the dream came true.

At home with the style setters

We aspire to the visions of perfection they feature in the pages of their magazines, but what of thei r own homes? Lesley Gillilan drops in on the editors behind three of our top interiors magazines

A life less ordinary? Well, excuse us for fantasising ...

A report by the Social Affairs Unit widely quoted in the press last week, attacked women's magazines for being superficial and unrealistic. Bad, bad, bad, it says. Anna Corp, aged 22 and newly graduated, is a reader of women's magazines and finds them superficial and unrealistic. Good, good, good, says she.

`Maps, don't you just love them?'

Conde Nast could scarcely have found a more enthusiastic editor than Sarah Miller to launch its new glossy travel mag. But, Harriet O'Brien asks, do we really want it?

Caste aside

What confetti horseshoes are to British couples, the Hijras are to the newlyweds of Hyderabad - bringers of good fortune. Yet, until Zia Jaffrey flew in from New York, no one in India had ever thought to investigate the history and lifestyle of the country's cross-dressing caste of castrated wedding guests. By Roger Clarke

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Get shorty

The mini-skirt is making another comeback on the catwalk, so it's okay to flash those pins. Hurrah for chic and short, cries James Sherwood

The Intelligent Consumer: People in Fashion - Straight from the hip

Chris Maume meets Vogue's outspoken fashion features director, Lisa Armstrong

WHAT WOMEN REALLY REALLY WANT

The people who brought us `The Face' and `Arena' in the Eighties have a new project: a ground-breaking magazine for women. It's going to be different, they say. But how exactly?

Go get a life, Cosmo style

Calvin Klein and co have been doing it for years: `extending' their brands into new, related areas. Now magazines are getting in on the act, led by `Cosmopolitan'.

Art goes public as students tap into billboard power

Getting into the frame: Tubes and hoardings become showcase for a new creative breed

Gore back in vogue for anti-fur campaign

After the models, the nudity and the glamour, comes the harsh reality.

Plea to keep fur on its owners

Eight naked models sought shelter behind a banner supporting the new anti-fur campaign being launched in chilly central London yesterday by the animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta).

Any colour as long as it's not black

Metropolitan life: We're in the midst of a hosiery revolution. And that means out with black tights. Whatever will women do? asks Louisa Saunders

Bardot's book stirs cries of racism

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She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

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Get well soon, Joan Rivers

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Doctor Who Into the Dalek more than compensated for last week's nonsensical offering
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Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

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