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Meryl, Anne, and Emily Chatted About The Devil Wears Prada's 10th Anniversary. That's All

When I saw this headline, I zipped my cursor over and clicked faster than you can run into the kitchen and scream, “There’s like $8 of Jarlsberg in there!” The Devil Wears Prada is 10 years old, we’re all ancient, and its three lead cast members (Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, and Emily Blunt) spoke with Variety to mark…

Meet Sue Taylor, the Black Grandmother Leading the Charge to Bring Marijuana to the Elderly

Sue Taylor is an African-American grandmother who runs three miles a day and describes her late 60s as the time of her life. She’s a retired Catholic school principal living in Berkeley, California, who wears pearls and stylish pantsuits, holds a divinity school degree, and attributes her “perfect health” to…

Shocking Surprise Twist: Donald Trump and Megyn Kelly Are Fine Now 

In a twist no one (everyone) saw coming, Fox anchor Megyn Kelly and blackening scab artfully hiding in your Raisin Bran Donald Trump have patched up their feud. Their soft-focus, zealously cordial interview Tuesday night served to further legitimize Trump and to launch Kelly’s new career as solo host of her own…

'I Love to See Men Cry': Interview With Jill Freedman, Street Photographer of the '70s and '80s

I found the photographer Jill Freedman on a packed subway car. I was doing what lots of people do during their commute to and from work—scrolling mindlessly through Instagram. Another photographer I follow re-posted one of her photos with something along the lines of: “Jill Freedman is on Instagram, finally.” I tapped…

'To Ponder Is a Positive Thing': A Chat With Singer-Songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter

Mary Chapin Carpenter’s 14th album, The Things That We Are Made Of, is filled with gentle reflections of a life that’s reached yet another turning point—one with both plenty of living left, as well as plenty of living to learn from. Produced by Dave Cobb, its simple, sturdy arrangements allow the wisdom of Carpenter’s…

An Interview With Brit Bennett About 'Good White People' and Her Debut Novel The Mothers 

Brit Bennett is so bracingly talented on the page and so low-key lovely in person that I’ve never heard an untoward word about her, throughout and after the MFA program we entered at the same time—a period during which success (as marked by, say, a major book deal and a string of prestigious publications) goes from an…

Talking to Amber Rose About MuvaMoji and the Importance of Sexting at Least Once Per Day 

There are three golden rules to a healthy relationship: first, try to not be a piece of shit to your significant other; second, communicate; and third, according to Amber Rose, have one sexually explicit conversation a day. You know, to keep the libido flowing. Rose thinks she can help with that last part, and she’s…

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Talking With Sean Young: "Crazy" in Hollywood, Supporting Trump, and a Career That's "Mostly Over"

On Friday of last week, for about 40 minutes, as she rode home to Astoria from her tap-dancing lesson, I spoke to Sean Young, the actor who rose to fame in 1982's Blade Runner and then subsequently “saw my career go up in flames” in a series of professional setbacks (among them: she lost the role of Vicki Vale in…

'There Will Be Desperate Women': Trapped Director Dawn Porter on Abortion in the South 

With the Supreme Court’s decision to hear a challenge to Texas’s HB2, an omnibus bill aimed at regulating abortion providers out of existence, Dawn Porter’s new documentary, Trapped, is an essential examination of dwindling abortion rights in the South. The documentary, which recently won Sundance’s Special Jury Award…