Nathan Taylor Pemberton

Mr. Mayor, What Are Your Thoughts on Good Charlotte and Charcoal Water?

June 12, 2019

Eric Garcetti, L.A.’s youngest mayor on record—and frequent mention on the 2020 presidential shortlist—responds to 13 topics chosen at semi-random.

Tom Bianchi Exposes Himself—and His Lovers

May 28, 2019

The artist captured friends, flings, one-night stands, but mostly lovers, in his new catalogue “63 E 9th Street.”

Bob Colacello Holds Forth on Henry Kissinger’s Chubby Hand

May 7, 2019

The photographer, journalist, and former editor in chief of this magazine, tells us about the time he snapped Henry Kissinger at a cocktail party, a picture now on display at Vito Schnabel Projects.

ScHoolboy Q Teaches Us How to Wear a Warm Beanie When it’s Hot Out

May 3, 2019

The Los Angeles-based rapper discusses life in full dad mode, from his 36 holes of daily golf to his closet filled with 50 pairs of strappy sandals.

Steve McQueen Gives Saxophonist Braxton Cook a Pep Talk for the Movies — without a Camera in Sight

April 11, 2019

After wrapping “Soundtrack of America,” a five-night series of performances at New York’s The Shed, the Oscar-winning director sits down with one of his favorite musicians, the saxophonist Braxton Cook.

Independent Art Fair Co-founders Elizabeth Dee and Matthew Higgs on a Decade of Measuring Success by a Different Name

April 1, 2019

The curators behind the Independent Art Fair talk about their surprising ten-year run in an art world suddenly choked by large-scale art fairs across the globe.

Paul Dano May Have Time for Our Questions But He Has No Time for Being Hungover (He’s a Dad, Now)

March 28, 2019

With his starring turn in Broadway’s “True West” coming to a close, the actor and father fields our questions on God, drugs, and the American Dream.

Jeremy O. Harris, the Mind Behind Off-Broadway Breakout Daddy, Actually Prefers Mommies

March 27, 2019

The 29-year-old Ivy League grad, whose latest play “Daddy” takes on the Los Angeles art world, offers us his gut reactions to 10 topics chosen at semi-random.

Ethan Hawke Steps Out of True West to Tell Us About Smashed Typewriters, Toast, and Sam Shepard’s Final Wishes

February 27, 2019

The Oscar-nominated actor, who stars in Sam Shepard’s legendary two-act play, alongside actor Paul Dano, calls us en route to a performance for an update on his psyche, the smell of toast, and how to smash a typewriter properly.

Hilton Als Wants to Save James Baldwin From Us All

February 6, 2019

The critic and curator is attempting to make America’s greatest writer alive again.

Looking at Alex Katz as He Looks at Art

January 30, 2019

New York City’s hardest working painter continues to share his shrewd, and occasionally blunt, thoughts on art and artists in a new book.

Novelist Tom Barbash Read Every Edition of the 1979 New York Times to Capture Nostalgia for ‘The Dakota Winters’

January 28, 2019

Books by John Lennon, on John Lennon, Youtube clips of vintage late-night shows, and every edition of the 1979 The New York Times were pop-culture source materials for Barbash’s fourth novel.

Electronic Producer Actress Wants to Know How an AI Managed to Paint a Face

January 17, 2019

The British DJ and producer isn’t at all bothered by the AI-painted portrait sold at auction house Christie’s, this past October. He’s actually blown away by the potential of the man-machine collaborations to come.

Sandi Tan’s Long Strange Trip Is Just Beginning

December 14, 2018

Now that the filmmaker behind this year’s breakout documentary has wrapped on a project 25 years in the making, she’s ready to step into the present.

Notes from Amazon’s Occupation of Soho

December 7, 2018

For the month of December, one writer will reflect on the big questions of life and commerce at the Amazon 4-star store in New York City.

Oneohtrix Point Never Thinks the Internet Sucks, But What Else is There to Be Addicted To?

December 4, 2018

The producer talks the homogenization of the internet, kitsch power-pop songs, and reissuing his Vaporwave classic, “Chuck Persons Eccojams Vol 1.”

Fifteen awkward minutes with Yorgos Lanthimos

November 28, 2018

The Greek director of ‘The Favourite’ opens up (mostly) about the greatest dramatic tool in his arsenal: awkwardness.

Two of Our Favorite Meme-Makers Preview This Season’s Films

November 8, 2018

The Ion Pack and Screens Late tell us what’s hot and what’s not in the film world this fall.

Six Mobilized New Yorkers Tell Us How They Really Feel About The Political Moment

November 1, 2018

So…what’s next?