Talking With Tanya Saracho About Vida, Her Thrilling New Queer Latinx TV Series

On Sunday, Starz will air the first episode of Vida, a new series about two Mexican American sisters who, after their mother’s death, return to their quickly gentrifying neighborhood on the Eastside of LA. The show is groundbreaking, you may have heard, for its writer’s room, which is helmed by Mexican-born playwright…

A Conversation With Andie MacDowell on the Messiness of Grief in Her Film Love After Love

In her new film, Love After Love, Andie MacDowell plays Suzanne, a woman whose perfect life falls apart after the sudden death of her husband. Two adult children grieve alongside her—Nicholas (Chris O’Dowd), an unhappily married novelist, knows he’s Suzanne’s favorite son, while Chris (James Adomian), a directionless…

Director Lynne Ramsay: 'I'm Uncertain About What Reality Is in This World'

Scottish director Lynne Ramsay has made just four features in almost 20 years, which on one hand sucks, if you’re a fan of quality cinema. But on the other, it means her batting average is 1,000. Her films—1999's Ratcatcher, 2002's Morvern Callar, 2011's We Need to Talk About Kevin, and this year’s You Were Never…

Chloë Sevigny on the Whiteness of Film, Sensitive Horses, and Why It's Hard for Her to Lie

It took less than a minute for Chloë Sevigny to cut through the formalities that placed us in the same room at the same time last month, and get real. Having noticed her bluntness in interviews over the years, and especially in my prep for my chat with her at the A24 office in Manhattan, I thought maybe she’d have a…

An 'Accidental Jane Austen Superfan' on Stepping Into Mr. Darcy's Tights and the Wonder of Austenworld

“Some are born Janeites, some achieve Janeism, and some have Janeism thrust upon them,” Ted Scheinman writes in his charming new book, Camp Austen: My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan. For Scheinman, his temporary entry into Austen fandom was a bit of all three, done “half willingly and half accidentally.”

Louise Linton Swears She's Relatable, Wears SoulCycle Gear 'Every Single Day of My Life'

Louise Linton, bless her, has not done an incredible job endearing herself to the American public, a largely self-imposed conundrum that she grapples with in a profile for Elle written by Carrie Battan. “I’m just a regular girl, and I’m not perfect, but I’m trying my best,” Linton tells Elle. “Maybe I should wear that…

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Quincy Jones Suggests Marlon Brando Fucked James Baldwin, the Mob Killed JFK, and The Beatles Sucked

In an interview with Vulture containing the kinds of compact twists and turns that made the Coney Island Cyclone a New York City landmark, one of music’s most influential figures (his name alone is a monolith of the industry), Quincy Jones, shares his thoughts on just about everything and everyone he’s encountered in…

Jacqueline Jones Talks Lucy Parsons, the Black Woman Anarchist That History Forgot 

History has nearly forgotten Lucy Parsons (c. 1853-1942), the radical anarchist and orator who enthused working-class audiences for decades with her rhetoric of resistance and violence. She struck fear into the hearts of the Chicago police and businessmen, agitating for workers to seize their rights by whatever means…

Following Her #MeToo Debacle, Vanderpump Rules' Stassi Schroeder Has 'No Political Thoughts'

It’s a real shame that Stassi Schroeder—lover of fried goat-cheese balls and one-time queen of Sexy Unique Restaurant in West Hollywood—is required to promote the latest season of Vanderpump Rules so soon after her podcast, Straight Up with Stassi, was rocked with controversy due to some very ill-advised and…

Meet Jennifer Carroll Foy, the Public Defender and New Mom Who Just Joined the Virginia House of Delegates

Jennifer Carroll Foy, a 36-year-old public defender from Woodbridge, Virginia, beat Republican Mike Makee for the 2nd District seat by a 26 percent margin last week. Hers was one of a small avalanche of Democratic wins—and in particular, women and minority wins—that marked the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s…