Can You Say..."Hero"?
A profile of Mister Rogers.
A profile of Mister Rogers.
An essay on clothing in uncertain times.
The story of The Anarchist Cookbook and why its creator, William Powell, regrets writing the book.
A newly released documentary revealed that Powell died in 2015.
Danny Rubin wrote the movie and then the musical 24 years later. What happens when one thing becomes your entire life?
Frankie Manning was the greatest swing dancer alive. Then the world forgot about him.
A profile of Rei Kawakubo, an artist of few words who changed women’s fashion.
From 1968-1973, the three teenage Wiggin sisters, guided by a domineering father, played their strange music at New Hampshire ballrooms and recorded a single album. The Philosophy of the World LP goes for over $500 today, but the intervening decades have not been kind to the Wiggins.
Searching for home at a cowboy poetry convention in Elko, Nevada.
On the seminal songwriter, who died four years ago today, in his final days before succumbing to dipsomania.
The reclusive director comes out of his shell at 73.
On the photographer Catherine Opie who has “made a study of the freeways of Los Angeles, lesbian families, surfers, Tea Party gatherings, America’s national parks, the houses of Beverly Hills, teen-age football players, the personal effects of Elizabeth Taylor, the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, Boy Scouts, her friends, mini-malls, and tree stumps.”
“You revise your reader up, in your imagination, with every pass. You keep saying to yourself: ‘No, she’s smarter than that. Don’t dishonour her with that lazy prose or that easy notion.’ And in revising your reader up, you revise yourself up too.”
“Do you think you’re talking to a normal person here?”
Searching for Dave Chappelle ten years after he left his show.
Mince pie was once more American than the apple variety. It was also blamed for “bad health, murderous dreams, the downfall of Prohibition, and the decline of the white race,” among other things. Then it disappeared.
A profile of Beatty on the heels of Bonnie and Clyde.
An interview with the duo behind Moonlight.
The story of 1982’s Making Love.
"The honesty in Perfume Genius’s music has attracted him a devoted audience, and he receives a lot of messages on Twitter from young kids going through the process of coming out, or dealing with their own addictions. “I think people come to my music just to feel less lonely,” he says. “When I write, sometimes I think, What would I have liked to have heard when I was younger?” But on his new record, out this May, he aimed for something a little more developed: essentially, he wanted to make a grown-up album about life after you’ve trudged through the trauma."
An interview with Joan Didion.
Anna Nicole Smith molded herself into an American fantasy. When that fantasy fell apart, we blamed her for it.
Two days with a broken-hearted Tom Hiddleston.
On the history of the essay and someone who had gotten it all wrong.
Will interactive films be this century’s defining art form?
Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth and the genesis of a break-up album.