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From 2002 - 2008, Collective brought coverage of the most exciting new music, art, film, books and games to people in search of fresh culture in Britain. Here are some of our proudest moments.

Bret Easton Ellisbret easton ellis
13 October 05

"You can only control what you write for so long." The enfant terrible of American letters talks to Kaleem Aftab about being haunted by the curse of American Psycho.
watch video interview

Iain Sinclairiain sinclair
26 October 06

The foremost psychogeographer takes us on a black magic tour of Stoke Newington cemetery. “I think more than any other city, London absorbs whatever horrors are enacted upon it.”
watch cemetery tour

Daniel Clowesdaniel clowes
21 July 05

The Oscar-nominated Ghost World creator explains the rich appeal of graphic art. “The interesting thing about a comic book is that it’s the world as it exists inside my head, put on paper.”
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Jake and Dinos Chapmanjake and dinos chapman
20 October 05

“Living artists are fetishized. We want to be treated like dead artists.” Britart’s brothers grim live up to their reputation on a gallery tour at White Cube.
watch gallery tour

Marc Quinnmarc quinn
04 March 05

The sculptor shows us around his clinically-clean studio. “My sculptures have drugs mixed in with the wax. They feel alive and vulnerable.”
watch studio tour

David Shrigleydavid shrigley
08 April 04

The artist, writer and erratic genius produced a series of short animations and screensavers exclusively for Collective.
watch 'the bird'

Alejandro Jodorowskyalejandro jodorowsky
26 April 07

“I ask of film what most North Americans ask of psychedelic drugs.” The Chilean director, tarot-card reader and mime artist – yes, really - explains why he is high on life at 78.
watch video interview

Larry Clarklarry clark
11 November 02

“I just lost it and broke his nose”. Director Larry Clark reflects on the extraordinary punch-up with a film distributor that landed him in prison.
watch video interview

Michel Gondry michel gondry
30 April 04

The French filmmaker insists on being filmed behind a piece of glass for his interview about Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. “I’m crazy alright, but do it for me.”
watch video interview

Dubstep the sound of dubstep
06 April 06

“It’s all about the darkness…” Following artists, promoters and DJs, Collective’s definitive mini-documentary captures the breaking of a scene.
watch video

Amy Winehouseamy winehouse
08 August 03

Collective chats backstage with the singer after her first ever festival performance. “The music in the charts is just watered-down crap. That’s why I write: to challenge myself.”
watch exclusive backstage performance

Mark E Smithmark e smith
20 December 07

Are you sitting comfortably? The Fall frontman treats us to a fireside reading of an H.P Lovecraft story for our 2007 Christmas special.
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Collective Editors 14 February 08
Collective's videos were filmed by Simon Williams, Justin Harris, Vivienne Macdonald, Paul Boyd, Steve Bailey, Nick Watson, Matthew Lessner, Sam Shepherd, Billy Cometti, Steve Kirby and Michael Cleary.
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see also

books and comics archive
Author interviews and reviews from 2002 to 2008.
games archive
Gaming features and weekly columns from 2002 to 2008.
front row
front row

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