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Lucire 2020 | The global fashion magazineHack Is Back
After a successful serialization of travel editor Stanley Moss’s novel, The Hacker, earlier this year during lockdown in many countries, we follow up with its sequel, Hack Is Back, which picks up immediately after the conclusion of the earlier story about a young technology company located in Gurgaon, and continues to follow the lives and adventures of all the cast members. This time they’re mixed up with Israeli cybercriminals, Bitcoin ransoms and malware on smartphones
Who’s who | Chapters 1–3 | 4–7 | 8–11 | 12–15 | 16–19 | 20–3 | Acknowledgements

 


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A Ukrainian label going to Morocco, our first travel story from mainland China, haute couture in Paris, sustainable style in Sweden, a top Canadian hairstylist, an American actress—it’s a journey round the world with the global fashion magazine

 


A model life

Tiana Pongs knows the modelling world inside out, from her 15-plus years in the industry as a sought-after, full-time professional. The model and actress tells us about her new book, Keep Smiling: a Career Guide for Models
First published in the September 2020 issue of Lucire KSA

 


Prompting a rethink

Our latest selection shows that many companies expected the 2020s to be a new decade of rethought and reshaped products, from the grille of the new Hyundai SUV to how you store your tea

 


Makers’ Mrkt: a celebration of the personal

Makers’ Mrkt is the antidote to mass production, with its personally curated selection of art, ceramics, fashion accessories, glassware, sculptures, vases and other artisan-made items. Lucire speaks to its founder, Kelly Thompson

 


Profoundly personal portraits

Jack Yan speaks with international photographer Aliona Kuznetsova, whose work first came to Lucire’s attention in the 2010s, embarks on a new book featuring over a decade of her work, telling a deeply personal story
Photographed by Aliona Kuznetsova
From issue 42 of Lucire

 


Father’s Day guide 2020

With Father's Day just around the corner, forget the traditional socks and gift Dad something awesome he will treasure. Sopheak Seng has his selection

 


Smooth thinking

Whether it’s a smooth taste, a smooth ride, or a smooth design, Lola Cristall and Meg Hamilton have made a premium selection this month

 

 

Lucire 2020 | The global fashion magazineThe Hacker
For those facing an extended lockdown during the pandemic, have we a tale for you, serialized over the upcoming weeks. In the novel The Hacker, by travel editor Stanley Moss, all hell breaks loose at a struggling young Gurgaon-based software firm when Shaitan Vikram, one of its ex-employees and a psychopath hacker, swears to revenge his legitimate but ill-timed dismissal from the company rolls
Prologue | Chapters 1–4 | 5–8 | 9–12 | 13–16 | 17–20 | 21–2

 


Vanishing Earth

Artist Natalia Kapchuk’s work is a reminder of our society’s impact on our ecology, including the destruction of natural habitats. Elina Lukas checks out her latest project, The Lost Planet

 


Spending weekends with Cleo on Third

Elyse Glickman discusses Mediterranean cuisine with chef Jan Claudio of Cleo on Third in West Hollywood, who brings in his Puerto Rican heritage and combines it with executive chef Danny Elmaleh’s vision

 


Flavour 101: a world of advice from chef Tony Reed

Spiceology’s Tony Reed and his team share ideas for cooking, knowing that spices can be the key to good health as well as great flavour. Elyse Glickman finds out more

 


Balancing act

Javicia Leslie, who plays Ali Finer in God Friended Me, tells Jack Yan about her role, her faith, and how she keeps her life balanced—not to mention her theory on just who is behind the ‘God account’ on the CBS hit show
Photographed by Jon Moe
Make-up by Ivelisse Rosado
Styled by Cristina Tederick

From issue 41 of Lucire

 


Weight: a moment

The US car industry’s design excesses of the 1970s had their roots somewhere, mirroring what was happening in fashion. Jack Yan thinks they emerged during more optimistic times and history may be repeating

 


Your own private club Med

When spring entertaining comes back, Elyse Glickman has three family recipes from Mediterranean restaurant Soom Soom’s Ronit Machlouf

 


Comfort and security

The latest in lifestyle this quarter includes something to keep your clothes clean and virtually bacteria-free, and luxury chocolate—they might be just the ticket in this climate. Meg Hamilton and the Lucire team have their recommendations for you

 


In the land of Route 66

Although a good deal of our readers are US-based, our car reviews haven’t typically been written for that market. Lola Cristall redresses the balance with several luxury models available Stateside

 


Liquid gold, with a mission

Bees Up Top’s honeys have one of the best brand stories we’ve come across—and they taste spectacularly, too, writes Jack Yan
Photographed by Joel McDowell and Tracey Creed

 

 

Lucire 2020 | The global fashion magazineDeeper tales of migration
Victoria Whisker reviews Diane Comer’s The Braided River: Migration and the Personal Essay. Its accounts of migrants’ stories gave her a deeper appreciation of New Zealanders who have chosen the country as their home

 


Good “house” keeping

Vitalie Taittinger pours into her family’s centuries-old legacy, while paying tribute to the contributions actors are making to Hollywood’s history. Elyse Glickman speaks with her
Photographed by Vivien Killilea

 


Pure expression

Lucire’s Car to Be Seen in for 2019 is a shape that has been with us for two years—and coming up to three. What makes it more qualified than this year’s many débutantes? Jack Yan attempts an answer
Some photographs by Justin Leighton

 


The personal touch

Since she joined our team a year ago, Lucire KSA editor Annie Wahab makes visits after each issue’s publication to many of her featured subjects

 


Wired and wireless for sound

Having the right gear makes all the difference when you want to enjoy music properly. Lola Cristall looks at some of the best quality speakers and headphones on the market

 


Fizzy and feeling good

Elyse Glickman headed to two summer events in Los Angeles ideal for those who love good food and cocktails
Photographed by the author

 

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