What single trait unites the names on the inaugural CULT 100 list? Curiosity. These 100 luminaries shaping culture span the fields of art, film, literature, food, fashion, and more. There's a BMX athlete, a baker and a saxophonist.

Whatever their discipline, they share a commitment to listening as much as they speak, cultivating their interests obsessively, and exuding authenticity, even when it's messy or inconvenient.

The individuals assembled here represent a powerful rejoinder to a culture shaped by algorithms. They advocate for a slower, weirder, more generous and intimate world. And in the process, they are making it a much more interesting place to be.