Super Heroine: An Interview With Lorde
Although she had no music out at this time last year, by now Lorde requires no introduction. Seventeen years old, from New Zealand, with a richly hushed voice that she lays over minimal beats—you’ve heard all this. You’ve probably also heard her portrayed as some kind of alpha-Daria.
The Reinvention of Taylor Swift
She’s left country behind, sworn off dating and built a fortress around her heart So my brother comes home the other day," Taylor Swift says, "and he goes, 'Oh, my God – I just saw a guy walking down the street with a cat on his head.
Kanye West: A Brand-New Ye
Kanye West has been married for ten days, and he has that new-husband way with the ring still, pulling it on and off like it's something he might yet undo, or do again. The ring is gold, and understated in a way that not much else about Kanye West is.
Jennifer Lawrence And The History Of Cool Girls
What’s your favorite Jennifer Lawrence moment? When she tripped on the way to accept her Academy Award, or when the paparazzi snapped photos of her drinking Veuve Cliquot straight out of the bottle? Or maybe it was the ease with which she regaled Conan O’Brien with a tale of butt plugs, or th
The McConaissance
This morning, Matthew McConaughey woke up to his first Oscar nomination. There’s no denying the McConaissance now, a bold second act in the American actor’s life which somehow feels as novel as it does deliberate.
George R.R. Martin Has a Detailed Plan For Keeping the Game of Thrones TV Show From Catching Up To Him
George R.R. Martin is perfectly aware that the Game of Thrones TV series may be moving faster than he can write the new books. Two volumes away from completing his seven-book series, Martin has met with the show’s creators, D.B.
Robin Williams, an Improvisational Genius, Forever Present in the Moment
Some years ago, at a party at the Cannes Film Festival, I was leaning against a rail watching a fireworks display when I heard a familiar voice behind me.
Rape of Thrones
Sunday night’s episode of Game Of Thrones took an even darker turn than usual: Jaime Lannister, who has transitioned from one of the story’s villains to one of its heroes, takes the opportunity of his son’s death to rape his sister and lover, Cersei—in the Westerosi equivalent of a chur
At Least One Real, Authentic Moment of Humanity With Cameron Diaz
Contact person sends an email re: where and when to meet Cameron Diaz for 25 minutes of Q&A. The email’s subject line says “Itinerary,” which implies some sort of journey, possibly by train/steamship. Actual journey is 8.
My Life with Piper: From Big House to Small Screen
I was 29 years old and living the dream, or at least my version of it, when everything changed. I was in love with an amazing woman and had a rent-controlled sublet in New York City’s West Village and a good job at a glossy magazine.
American’s Star Power Unrivaled in Japan
TOKYO — DAVID SPECTOR is a relative unknown in his native Chicago, but here in Japan he is a household name. With his bleach-blond hair, and ability to deliver one-liners in flawless Japanese, Mr.
Why Saturday Night Live Writers Lean on Kenan Thompson
This weekend Saturday Night Live kicks off its 40th season. To mark the occasion, we asked writers from the show to tell us about performers they loved writing for. On Wedesday, Jack Handey remembered Phil Hartman.
It’s Adventure Time
Adventure Time is a smash hit cartoon aimed primarily at kids age six to eleven. It’s also a deeply serious work of moral philosophy, a rip-roaring comic masterpiece, and a meditation on gender politics and love in the modern world.
Stunning Celebrity Portraits Taken at Vanity Fair's Oscar Party
Did you catch last night's Oscars? If not, here's a quick recap. Jareto Leto and Lupita Nyong'o gave two eloquent and moving acceptance speeches, Ellen (or rather Bradley Cooper) took a celebrity-filled selfie that broke Twitter, and Leonardo DiCaprio didn't win..again.
The Lessons of ‘Lost’: Understanding the Most Important Network Show of the Past 10 Years
Lost premiered 10 years ago this week. It ended four and a half years ago. And I still miss it like crazy. This doesn’t seem to be a popular opinion these days, as backlash to the underwhelming series finale seems to have overtaken the memory of everything that came before.
The Down And Dirty History Of TMZ
For just $53, you can purchase a guaranteed front-of-the-bus seat on the TMZ NYC Tour. After stepping on the bus in the middle of Times Square, a TMZ-trained tour guide — handsome, blond, amiable Australian — will ask you and the rest of the bus if you’re a huge fan of the show.
Sophia Loren Finally Tells the Story Behind That Infamous Jayne Mansfield Photo
It’s hard to pinpoint when, exactly, the first documented instance of side-eye appeared. But many credit this 1957 photo of Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield. Newcomer Loren had just skyrocketed to stardom in Europe when she became the most photographed performer at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival.