The Legacy of Herb Ritts Lives on in Opening Ceremony’s New Capsule
July 2, 2021
The Opening Ceremony designers peruse the “Interview” archive and share their thoughts on some iconic images, from Naomi Campbell to David Bowie.
That Time Nicole Kidman Almost Starred in Chicago Instead of Moulin Rouge
June 4, 2021
The Aussie actress sat down with Baz Luhrmann to reveal one of the great what-ifs in movie history.
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.
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.
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.
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.