“BUT HOW ARE THEY GOING TO RAISE THE BAR NEXT TIME?” we asked each other melodramatically when we opened issue #5 of WAX magazine earlier this summer, dazzled by its fluorescent cover, diverse content and feature about Hans Ulrich Obrist catching waves (yeah!). But to our joy and amazement they’ve done it with issue #6, which we can announce might be even better than the last one. Based on the theme of Secrecy, the sixth incarnation of WAX features musicians Connan Mockasin and Tim Koh, Ariel Pink’s bassist, fashion photography shot by Luke and Nik, artist Amy Yao interviewed by Drew Heitzler, and mystical essays by some of the best writers around. Above and beyond all that, this issue takes water (key to surfing, I’ve heard) and puts in pride of place on a gorgeous silvery cover shot by Pierre Vanni. Never before have I felt so inclined to take to the waves in December’s icy temperatures.