Culling this month's most important reading material for every room of your house
There’s a mess of new titles out every month but really only so many you can possibly read. Here, we’re calling out the best new releases for your nightstand, coffee table and kitchen counter.
For Your Nightstand
For a late-night read, there might be ... More
Finally, a legendary collection of the artist’s work is back on the market—at a price
The art world is still recovering from the carnival of creativity and commerce that was Art Basel Miami Beach, but this week—amid the juice cleanses and massages that follow such a bacchanal—there’s activity worth getting excited about yet.
On December 15, art publisher Cahiers d’Art will release its limited edition, 33-volume ... More
Since when did ash, hay, wood and air become the stuff of haute cuisine? Since people began paying for them, of course. Here, an excerpt from Dana Goodyear's Anything That Moves
Among the delicacies Dana Goodyear, a staff writer for the New Yorker and lecturer at the University of Southern California, consumed while researching her latest book were the following: fresh ant eggs, frog fallopian tubes, crème brûlée made with ... More
The L.A. photographer reveals the details behind the most risqué photos in his latest book
Tyler Shields' photos are meant to be provocative. How else can you describe a picture of a woman taking a chainsaw to a Birkin bag or a shot of Zachary Quinto all soaped up and barely hidden behind a shower curtain? But that's what makes Shields, the L.A.-based shutterbug whose ... More
November brings books about Anjelica Huston, Bob Fosse and more
As we roll toward holiday-blockbuster season and indulge in tales of exactly how gifts end up under our trees, it’s important to note that there are some stories out there that are as fantastical as they are, well, true.
Throughout November, a variety of impressive, exciting books will be released that ... More
In Hatching Twitter, author Nick Bilton chronicles the brilliance—and the backstabbing—that went into founding the world’s hottest website
The social-media site valued as high as $13 billion was not all that long ago an idea bounced around among friends at a failing San Francisco start-up. In his book Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship and Betrayal, published in November, New York Times columnist ... More
Is the short story in the midst of a comeback? Plus: Three new collections that exemplify the form at its finest
There's no question that this has been a very good year for the short story, an oft-ignored (if not outright maligned) form that's long been considered somehow inferior to the novel. On January 3, the New York Times Magazine published a profile of the short story writer George ... More
“Next” is the prolific 84-year-old photographer’s favorite four-letter word. Here, he tells DuJour what lies ahead
The last photograph Victor Skrebneski shot was for a fashion spread. He was just getting into a cab on Michigan Avenue when he noticed something "absolutely knockout." In a recent interview with DuJour, the photographer recalls the sight from earlier this year: "It was a girl, about 6'2", no hair, ... More
What is it really like being Valentino's right-hand man? Giancarlo Giammetti tells his story in his new autobiography
For the most part, Giancarlo Giammetti spent many years behind the scenes at Valentino. His friendship and business partnership with the designer was a story largely untold until the release of the 2008 documentary Valentino: The Last Emperor. In the film, the door to the world of Valentino ... More
From Anthony Weiner’s self-loathing to Martha’s swipe at Gwyneth, the 5 most mind-boggling statements of the week
After certain conversations, celebrities might wish they could hit "undo." Hold forth for the most brazen—and revealing—quotes from the week of October 18. Reading between the lines isn’t necessary.
Pillow Talk with Warren Buffett
"Creditworthiness is like virginity. It can be preserved but not restored very easily." —Warren Buffett, waxing ... More