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Samuel Anderson

Culture Editor

Bio:

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.

Recent Articles
  • Behind the Exhibit: Mickalene Thomas at NCART

    Behind the Exhibit: Mickalene Thomas at NCART

    “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

  • Tan France’s Guide to Salt Lake City

    Tan France’s Guide to Salt Lake City

    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 a Tastemaker With an Eye for Talent

    Meet a Tastemaker With an Eye for Talent

    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

  • Virgil Abloh Takes Over Menswear at Louis Vuitton

    Virgil Abloh Takes Over Menswear at Louis Vuitton

    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

  • Behind the Exhibit: “Unhomely” at Friedman Benda

    Behind the Exhibit: “Unhomely” at Friedman Benda

    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

  • Isabella Rossellini Does Good With Her Love of Dogs

    Isabella Rossellini Does Good With Her Love of Dogs

    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

  • Brendan Scannell’s Guide to Silverlake

    Brendan Scannell’s Guide to Silverlake

    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

  • Meet the Hamptons’ Queen of Design

    Meet the Hamptons’ Queen of Design

    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

  • See Britney Spears Rock Kenzo’s Luxury Denim

    See Britney Spears Rock Kenzo’s Luxury Denim

    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

  • A Former Child Actor’s Grown-Up Second Act

    A Former Child Actor’s Grown-Up Second Act

    Christa B. Allen and Johnny What of Pour Vous release an ode to female sexuality for the #MeToo era

    For fans of BRÅVES, the pop-rock band's the high-concept video for the song “Me The Thief,” in which a trio of women (two of them apparently identical twins) exchange in slow-motion kisses, likely came as little shock. After all, BRÅVES’s Johnny What has been known for his boundary-pushing More