rough draft

The Writer and Cultural Critic Zeba Blay is Putting Her Shadows on the Page

October 19, 2021

The writer and cultural critic discusses her new essay collection, “Carefree Black Girls,” chain smoking, and why she loves a good Voice Memo.

In Conversation

On Sex Education Aimee Lou Wood Is More Than Just a Best Friend

October 18, 2021

The British actor speaks to Alex Sharp about unlocking her character on the hit Netflix show.


Colm Tóibín Knows What Moves the Heart

October 18, 2021

The Irish author talks to his friend, the American artist Kiki Smith, about their creative impulses and how art gets made when you leave the ego out.

in conversation

Lourdes Leon Is Trying Not to Get Too Caught Up

October 14, 2021

After years of ducking the spotlight, Madonna’s oldest daughter tells her family friend Debi Mazar that she’s finally figuring out who she wants to be.


What You Missed in New York City This September (According to Linux)

October 13, 2021

In this edition of Linux ‘s monthly nightlife diary, the New York it-girl takes us to our own party.


The Real Witches of Hollywood

October 8, 2021

To ring in the season, we’re taking to our archives for a little bit of Halloween hocus pocus and on-screen sorcery.

talk hole

Talk Hole: Kidney Girl Autumn

October 8, 2021

“I assumed Fran would have something grumpy to say about karaoke, and I was right.”

life lessons

Life Lessons from Kate Moss

October 8, 2021

“You’ve got to stay ahead of the game, actually, to be able to stay in it.”


Olivia Thirlby Tells iO Tillet Wright About Making TV for a Damaged World

October 7, 2021

The star of FX on Hulu’s “Y: The Last Man” speaks to her friend about the unifying power of TV in trying times.

required reading

Jonathan Franzen Is Battle-Ready for the End of the World

October 7, 2021

To mark his latest novel “Crossroads,” the author talks to his friend, the writer Theresa Rebeck, about the meaning and madness of literature in an all but hopeless world.

in conversation

Nick Robinson and Chloë Grace Moretz Discuss the Weight of Getting Heavy

October 6, 2021

The former child actor and star of the Netflix drama “Maid” talks to his friend about the emotional toll of taking on more complex roles.

rough draft

The Vigorous Vulnerability of Robert Jones, Jr.’s Debut Novel The Prophets

October 5, 2021

“I believed that if I wrote about this, I could give voice to the Black queer and trans people who have been erased, overlooked, or ignored.”

The Vault

From The Vault: Jake Gyllenhaal by Susan Sarandon

October 4, 2021

Revisit the actor’s conversation with Susan Sarandon from August 2002, in which the pair have a chat in the women’s bathroom of a New York restaurant.

in conversation

Ty Segall Wants to Give Aidy Bryant Surf Lessons

October 1, 2021

“Don’t they always say that 34 is the perfect age to take to the seas?”

afters, afters, afters

Take a Peek Inside Jeremy O. Harris’ Unmissable Tony Awards After Party

September 30, 2021

This weekend, our September guest editor in chief hosted a Tony Awards after-party for the ages.

life lessons

Life Lessons from Gwyneth Paltrow

September 29, 2021

Sit back and light up your Goop candle—you just might learn a thing or two.


The Anatomy of a Nude with Maddie Dragsbaek

September 29, 2021

Lights, camera, action shot.

rough draft

Inside Phoebe Robinson’s ASMR- And Diet Coke-Fueled Writing Process

September 28, 2021

“Please, for the love of Michelle Obama’s arms, have a unique way of presenting your ideas.”


The Artist Kicki Yang Zhang on How to Paint Eye-Popping Face-Scapes

September 24, 2021

The artist breaks down her process for creating otherworldly facial paintings.

life lessons

Life Lessons from Sophia Loren

September 23, 2021

“It’s a pleasure to work if you’re doing something that appeals to you.”