Samuel Anderson is the Culture Editor at DuJour. He has written for Vogue.com, Vulture, and New York magazine. One time he almost made Mariah Carey chuckle. Follow him at samanderson.co or on Instagram at @s_m_nderson.
This Americana-inspired abode channels American architecture without the glass ceiling
With Melania Trump ushering in a curiously avant-garde period of White House decor, it's comforting to be swathed in the Camelot-like tapestry that is the home of Francine Coffey. Now on the market for the first time since the mid-1980s, the space is rich in Americana, from presidential ... More
“You Are Here: Light, Color, and Sound Experiences” at North Carolina Museum of Art features an ethereal mix of big-name contemporary work
Since her breakout solo show at the Brooklyn Museum in 2012, New York-based artist Mickalene Thomas has been a highly documented player in the vanguard of contemporary black art (often alongside Derrick Adams, with whom she throws a joint birthday party each year). Thomas is most famous ... More
Queer Eye's fashion expert on his unlikely home base and why he'll never move to L.A.
Everyone and their mother has a favorite from Netflix’s Queer Eye reboot, or so it seems. Even non-watchers likely felt the new Fab 5's infectious glow as it radiated through the culture, spawning a delicious online conspiracy regarding food guy Antoni's cooking ability and a recently viral ... More
Meet Heiji Choy Black, the mother of four who helped discover Virgil Abloh
If “having it all” is an art, Heiji Choy Black is a master; the entrepreneur and tastemaker lives in a dream apartment overlooking Lincoln Park with her husband (hedge-fund manager Brian Black) and four kids, while serving on the boards of some of Chicago’s best cultural institutions. But like any ... More
The revolutionary designer will unveil his inaugural collection in June
On Monday, Louis Vuitton revealed that Off-White's Virgil Abloh would take the reigns of menswear for the brand, replacing recently departed artistic director Kim Jones. Abloh, who has risen meteorically within the fashion industry since Kanye West hired the Chicago-born design wunderkind to be his consultant, will stay on as creative director ... More
Detroit-based wunderkind Chris Schanck's colorful statement pieces contain an inclusive message
Chris Schanck’s Technicolor designs may look like genetically modified parlor furniture, but the process he uses to create his genre-bending works is deceptively unscientific. Schanck concocted the technique known as “ALUfoil” as a graduate student Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, transforming readily available materials like metal, foam and aluminum ... More
In addition to being one of our most glamorous actresses, Rossellini raises dogs to help the visually impaired
If the many model-actress hyphenates out there, Isabella Rossellini is arguably our most established; in addition to being David Lynch’s original muse, she has steadily starred in fashion and beauty campaigns since the ’80s, from Lancôme to Sies Marjan last year (the latter alongside her son Roberto). But unlike most ... More
The Heathers star shares sneak-peeks about his non-binary role and the best gay bar in L.A.
80s black comedy Heathers is getting the TV reboot treatment, and in the forthcoming TV Land iteration, the cheerleader-like sameness of the original clique will be replaced by a diverse set of ruthless neo-Heathers: zaftig, body positive ringleader Heather Chandler flanked by black lesbian Heather McNamara and gender-queer Heather Duke, ... More
Kelly Behun brings eccentricity to the Hampton’s billionaires’ lane
As with many wealthy enclaves, it’s easy to imagine the Hamptons as a symbolic destination – a Nancy Meyers kitchen in the sky – rather than a physical place. But it was the land’s natural beauty that has drawn interior designer Kelly Behun to the East End ... More
The princess of pop has landed her first designer campaign
For as long as she’s been the princess of pop, Britney Spears has been the denim queen. From her and Justin Timberlake’s famed Canadian tuxedo stunt at the 2001 AMAs to her popularizing microscopic jorts throughout the aughts, Spears has long been synonymous with the all-American textile. So now, as ... More