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Samuel Anderson

Culture Editor


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
  • Reese Witherspoon Launches at Saks Fifth Avenue

    Reese Witherspoon Launches at Saks Fifth Avenue

    Shop the Big Little Lies star's Southern-inspired fashion collection, Draper James

    "Yes, this is my kitchen,” actress and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon says with a smiling lilt. “Welcome to my Southern restaurant.” Unfortunately, we are not in her kitchen—which undoubtedly rivals that of her Big Little Lies character Madeline’s picture-perfect Monterey home—but, rather, in Manhattan’s East Village at the Southern-style eatery Root ... More

  • Meet a “Dirty Word”-Loving Designer

    Meet a “Dirty Word”-Loving Designer

    Accessories designer Jonathan Meizler's high-quality ties are bold statement pieces—literally

    Ever since Donald Trump—a billionaire practically born with a white collar—won the presidency by appealing to “blue-collar” Americans, the once-profound symbolism of neckwear has been as muddied and contradictory as the Trump administration itself. And Trump’s strange tie to ties isn’t merely symbolic: first, there were the reports that More

  • The Inspiration Behind the Show-Stopping Oscars Set

    The Inspiration Behind the Show-Stopping Oscars Set

    Encrusted in millions of Swarovski crystals, the stage inspired comments from Jane Fonda and Jimmy Kimmel

    If you watched the Academy Awards last night, you no doubt noticed a massive crystalline formation wreathing the stage; while there was no shortage of bling at the Oscars, the dazzling proscenium arch, a collaboration between Swarovski and decorated Broadway set designer Derek McLane, was the shiniest bauble in the ... More

  • See the Menu from the First Oscars Ceremony

    See the Menu from the First Oscars Ceremony

    The not-so-A-list offerings reflect the state of American cuisine in 1929 and recall the era’s financial woes

    It is Hollywood’s glitziest night, but the Academy Awards hasn’t fed its guests for decades. Unlike at the boozy, food-rich Golden Globes, stars on Oscar night go hungry until the Governors Ball after-party catered by Wolfgang Puck. But the ceremony itself wasn’t always so Spartan. At the first ever ... More

  • Behind the Exhibit: Matthew Rolston’s Hollywood Royale

    Behind the Exhibit: Matthew Rolston’s Hollywood Royale

    This celebrity photographer has captured the King of Pop, the Queen of Pop, and nearly everyone in between

    Hollywood could be considered a kind of real-life Neverland in which half the population suffers from arrested development and wrinkles don’t exist. Celebrity photographer Matthew Rolston spent the first part of his 40-year career capturing that Neverland's most famous inhabitants—even befriending ultimate Neverland-ian Michael Jackson—and heightening them in stylized, high-gloss ... More

  • Rick Gonzalez’s Guide to Barcelona

    Rick Gonzalez’s Guide to Barcelona

    The Hollywood vet and star of CW’s Arrow reflects on inclusive casting, favorite superheroes and his dream vacation

    The days of purely fictional, flying object-like superheroes are gone. From inclusive casts like Black Panther’s to neurotic leads (Jessica Jones, future Marvel star Venom), the contemporary superhero genre depends as much on healthy doses of realism as it does on fantasy. And while the CW’s long-running ... More

  • New Museum and Ruinart Toast to Experimental Art

    New Museum and Ruinart Toast to Experimental Art

    A new partnership between the directional museum and the venerable champagne house supports bold creators

    Last night, the New Museum raised a glass to its new partnership with Ruinart champagne at a candlelit dinner in the museum’s penthouse space. With a theme of “Forever First,” the intimate evening marked the first in a series of dinners that will toast star pupils of New Inc., New ... More

  • Behind the Exhibit: Murakami Meets Abloh at Gagosian

    Behind the Exhibit: Murakami Meets Abloh at Gagosian

    Kanye West's artsiest friends serve up a social media-friendly exhibit at Gagosian London

    This week, Gagosian unveiled what could only be described as an orgy of “clout”— that new slang for a blend of style and influence—with a collaborative exhibit from Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh. Combining art, streetwear and a dash of social media catnip, the collaboration yielded a series of ... More

  • David Chang’s Guide to Los Angeles

    David Chang’s Guide to Los Angeles

    Chang, whose Netflix documentary series Ugly Delicious premieres February 23, talks Great British Bake Off, In-N-Out and more

    Since starting his culty comfort food temple-turned-international brand Momofuku in 2004, David Chang has eschewed the fine-bladed image of celebrity cheffing. From loud, viral dishes (caviar and fried chicken, crack pie) to his highly graphic foodie bible Lucky Peach (R.I.P.), Chang has always fused the high and ... More

  • Room Request! Cloud Camp

    Room Request! Cloud Camp

    Cloud Camp at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs redefines glamping

    The Broadmoor Hotel – a 99-year-old Colorado Springs institution and the longest-running Forbes Five Star property ever – sets the glamping bar high – really high. Eight miles from the main campus, and up a 3,000-foot incline, sits a luxury outpost built by the Broadmoor in 2014 called Cloud Camp ... More