Herb Ritts

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Everyone, Including Fran Lebowitz, Loves Dolly Parton

January 19, 2021

We celebrate the American icon’s 75th birthday by visiting her July 1989 “Interview” cover portfolio.

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Denzel Washington Is All Sophistication and Charm

October 8, 2020

The turn of the decade marked the ascent of Hollywood’s most graceful leading man.

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Give Us More Drew Barrymore!

October 8, 2020

Before her morning show reign, the actor was free-wheeling with guitarists, daisies, and a polaroid camera.

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Thirstory: Richard Gere Pumps Our Gas

August 21, 2020

What began in a San Bernardino gas station turned into a photo shoot for the ages.

Thirstory: That Time Madonna Was Almost Arrested for Simulating Masturbation

July 9, 2020

The Material Girl shows why she’s been on our cover more than anyone else.

Thirstory: Naomi Campbell and Djimon Hounsou Get 10s, 10s, 10s Across the Board

May 14, 2020

Giving us life.

That Time Nicole Kidman Set Absinthe on Fire

July 9, 2019

We open Interview’s May 2001 issue to Nicole Kidman’s cover story, where she chats with director Baz Luhrmann about their lively time on set of Moulin Rouge.

That Time George Michael’s Wham! Sabotaged Queen

June 26, 2019

We open up our 1988 issue with George Michael to revisit how Wham! became the first Western band to play in communist China.

Madonna talks to Harry Dean Stanton about her newfound stardom

May 5, 2018

Madonna acts as a metonym for both New York City and Interview—through countless trends, born and forgotten, then born and forgotten again, her spirit remains.

Four inspiring quotes from the late, great David Bowie

January 10, 2018

On the second anniversary of the rock star’s untimely death, we search our back issues for more of his musings.

Remembering George Michael

January 3, 2017

On Christmas day, 2016, George Michael passed away in his home at the age of 53. After decades in the spotlight, it’s easy to forget how young Michael was when he started his music career. In this interview, reprinted from our October 1988 issue, Michael is 25 years old and fresh off the success of his debut solo album, Faith.

New Again: Pee-wee Herman

March 16, 2016

For the first time since 1985, this Friday, March 18, Pee-wee Herman will return with an entirely new story, Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, streaming exclusively on Netflix and produced by Judd Apatow and the man behind the character, Paul Reubens.

New Again: Sylvester Stallone

December 2, 2015

Creed shouldn’t be good, but it is.

Up Close with Herb Ritts

March 27, 2015


The Museum of Fine Arts Boston mounts a new exhibition of the work of Herb Ritts.

New Again: Stephen Hawking

November 19, 2014

On November 7, The Theory of Everything, a biopic about renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, opened in theaters, and in 1991, Errol Morris made a documentary about Hawking. In our Septemeber 1992 issue, Morris and film critic Gerald Peary discussed what it was like to work with Hawking, his witty sense of humor, and his beliefs about god.

New Again: Arnold Schwarzenegger

January 23, 2013

In 1991, when he sat down with us for an interview just before the release of Terminator 2, it seemed that Arnold Schwarzenegger had already lived more than a full life. Now, he’s set to return to the roots of his superstardom, as he’s agreed to appear in the upcoming fifth installation of the Terminator franchise.

New Again: Denzel Washington

October 23, 2012

Aspiring actors dream about Denzel Washington’s career. A graduate of Fordham University and the American Conservatory Theater, the actor smoothly transitioned from the New York to the big screen and won his first Academy Award in 1989 for his role in Glory. Shortly after Denzel’s win, model and actress Veronica Webb interviewed him for our July 1990 cover story.

New Again: Richard Gere

August 28, 2012

The Interview office walls are lined with our covers from the 1980s: smiling, hand-painted portraits in the decade’s glorious turquoises, yellows, and purples. Most of the covers still hold up today—the familiar faces of Susan Sarandon, Jack Nicholson, and Michael Jackson—with a few no-longer-knowns scattered amongst them (anyone remember Clio Goldsmith?). One cover that sticks out, however, is Richard Gere’s, the mainstream heartthrob of the ‘80s and early ‘90s who celebrates his 63rd birthday on Friday.

New Again: Michelle Pfeiffer

May 9, 2012

Dark Shadows, Tim Burton’s big-screen adaptation of the cult 1960s goth soap opera, opens this week, and rounding out the cast as the matriarch of the Collins Stoddard clan is our favorite Catwoman, original Cool Rider, and all-around class act, Michelle Pfeiffer.

Olivia Newton-John

August 10, 2011

Although her childhood notion to become a veterinarian went by the wayside, Olivia Newton-John manages to indulge her passion for animals by maintaining what she calls her “zoo.”