In September 2006, BAD IDEA launched itself upon the world as ‘the magazine of modern storytelling’, a young features magazine with a new attitude and entertaining, substantial content. As the opening editorial stated, ‘A BAD IDEA story reveals something new, something memorable, it has an edge to it that keeps us reading – a freshness and honesty that’s genuinely interesting, that’s human, and reminds us why we read magazines.’
In our debut issue, MAX WHEELER wrote of two young men who were drugged and robbed by Moscow’s transport police, JACK ROBERTS reported on the Mormon invasion of Brighton, and comics artist Matilda Tristram confronted her misogynist workmates with a sexually charged monster comic.
Also in this special launch issue:
– SARAH M.BROOM writes from New York about the lives of her sprawling New Orleans family – scattered by Hurricane Katrina and forced to swim for their lives
– Photographer MUIR VIDLER meets Israeli and Palestinian Satinists at the Tel Aviv Metalist Festival
–Novelist PATRICK NEATE writes of how his reticent father raised him on stoic cricketing metaphors
– And MIL MILLINGTON discovers the heinous effects of spam mail on the pubic grooming habits of British women