42 million Instagram followers can't be wrong: King Kylie is among the most captivating personalities on the Internet. Raised on a reality show and groomed for celebrity, the improbably self-possessed little sister with the Mona Lisa smile looks poised for moguldom in her own right—but who is she, really, in real lyfe?
Film's great provocateur has grown from an irascible enfant terrible—making thumb-biting films about incest (I Stand Alone, 1998), rape and revenge (Irreversible, 2002), and the transcendence of drugs and death (Enter the Void, 2009)—into an incredibly mature, if still rude and puckish, filmmaker of the meditative and heartbreaking romance, Love, out this month.
The Pulitzer prize-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor still drives cross country to most of his film sets, still raps out with his former girlfriend and best friend Patti Smith, still writes some of the best American fiction, and still acts with all the power of his Days of Heaven and The Right Stuff youth—maybe more so, according to him.
"When I figured out that I could sell knitting supplies to a luxury car company and advise a household battery brand on how it could raise its profile among tweens and teens, I became certain that a loudmouth with an opinion was a good thing to be," writes Chris Black in the introduction to his new book, I Know You Think You Know It All (Powerhouse).
A little bit like House of Cards in the court of King Henry VIII (with said king played by Brody from Homeland, for good measure), Masterpiece's new miniseries for PBS, Wolf Hall, has all of the political machinations, costume drama, and kaleidoscopic cast of our binge-watching fantasies.
Bill Nighy has played some of the most delightful and delightfully weird characters in recent memory. And as he readies for the release of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (March 6th) and gears up for a Broadway production of Hare's play Skylight this spring, Nighy and Chris Wallace chatted about his traveling supper club in India, his acting heroes, and his romance with football.
Jim Harrison's new book, The Big Seven (Grove) continues to toy with many of his primary concerns as a writer—mortality, masculinity, and the search for a spiritual existence chief among them—following a retired police officer as he assesses himself and his relationship with the seven deadly sins.