"You Become Confident That You Have the Answer."
An interview with Joan Didion.
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.
On Alaska’s North Slope, village schools aim to blend book learning with the Arctic reality.
The writer recalls collaborating on an abandoned musical with David Bowie featuring aliens, (fake) lost Bob Dylan songs, and a mariachi band.
Stalking bluefin tuna, the most valuable wild animal in the world.
A visit with John Berger, author of Ways of Seeing, which “changed the way at least two generations responded to art,” just before his death.
He left China at 10 and would never see his mother again. He lived in extreme poverty once he arrived in America. He found his calling in art, became the creative force behind one of Disney’s iconic films, but didn’t get recognition for his brilliance until late in his life, when in addition to painting and illustrating he began to make fantastical kites.
“We have a lot in common. We go to the same shrink.”
The battle to make The Godfather pitted director Francis Ford Coppola against producers including Robert Evans, and the production itself against the real life mob.
A photographer’s quest to document a changing planet from above.
Did a forgotten black gumshoe inspire the famous works of both Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett?
Rae Sremmurd, who held the #1 spot for the last 3 weeks for their song Black Beatles, on the precipice of fame.
Reg Smythe was the greatest British newspaper strip cartoonist of the 20th Century – and second only to Peanuts’ Charles Schulz on a global scale. So why don’t we treat him that way?
Tropicália was a movement that lasted just short of a year, spanning from Hélio Oiticica’s 1967 art installation of the same name, wherein viewers walked along a tropical sand path only to come face-to-face with a television set, to the debut of a TV show, wherein its constituents buried the movement on-air. But Tropicália’s influence was vast.
Isaiah Wall wants to get his life on track. But first, he’s gotta buy drugs for the police.
How a Madrid workshop is perfecting the art of copying imperiled art, from Egyptian tombs to Renaissance paintings.
An interview with the elusive Frank Ocean.
Leonard Cohen’s 2 A.M. set at the disastrous Isle of Wight festival, 1970.
An artist at the end of his life.
On the road with Billy Bob Thornton and his band The Boxmasters. Twenty years after Sling Blade all he wants to do is direct but “but none of those Hollywood assclowns will give him the keys anymore.”
“We take it that all young writers overestimate their work. It’s impossible not to—I mean if you recognized what shit you were writing, you wouldn’t write it. You have to believe in your stuff—every day has to be the new day on which the new poem may be it.”