BR Guest’s James Gersten dishes on spearheading the success of the legendary hospitality group
As CEO of widely acclaimed hospitality company BR Guest, James Gersten certainly knows a thing or two about fine dining.
Having worked under the tutelage of the best in the biz, from Smith & Wollensky’s Alan Stillman to renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Gersten’s success in the industry has earned ... More
The ingénue band behind the hit song “Cool Kids” thinks their generation has some growing pains—plus, listen to the playlist they’re growing up with now
“So, what’s it like to be the ‘cool kids’ now?”
This question, according to Sydney Sierota, the lead vocalist of Echosmith, is her pet peeve. It’s in reference to Echosmith’s hit track “Cool Kids,” which rocketed up the charts last year, shooting the L.A.-based band of four siblings to unexpected fame.
“I ... More
Grace Gealey on her role as a high-powered music exec on Fox’s newest series
When Empire, the new series from Lee Daniels, premieres on Jan. 7, it’ll be not only something to watch, but something to listen to. The Fox series brings viewers into the world of Lucious Lyon, a ferocious hip-hop mogul whose fading health means major changes for his entire operation. In ... More
Mozart in the Jungle star Saffron Burrows on the dark side of life in the orchestra
On the surface, an orchestra is a thing of beauty. It’s a well-oiled machine made of highly trained cogs all working together to churn out some of the world’s most listenable music. Behind the scenes, well, that’s a different story.
On Amazon’s new series Mozart in the Jungle—premiering December ... More
Having kicked off the year with a triumphant awards season, the actor considers her options
She’s been working steadily for two decades and has spent most of that time at the very top of her industry, having gained worldwide fame and acclaim. Yet, during an interview conducted on a sun-bathed terrace at the Splendido resort in Portofino, Italy, Cate Blanchett seems as utterly open to ... More
The Far From Men star on learning Arabic, being honored and his favorite place in Marrakech
Viggo Mortensen has played plenty of roles—from a king in The Lord of the Rings to Sigmund Freud in A Dangerous Method—but none have required quite the same specialized skills as his most recent part. To play Daru, the protagonist of director David Oelhoffen’s Far From Men, Mortensen not only had to log time ... More
Valerie Plame left the CIA but didn’t give up on international intrigue
Many thrillers strive for a ripped-from-the-headlines tone, but Burned, which opens with a bombing by a secret extremist group, takes authenticity to a new level. The reason is its co-author, Valerie Plame, who worked as a CIA officer before she was herself "burned." In 2003, a newspaper column about Iraq’s development ... More
The actress is seemingly everywhere this winter—and that’s a good thing
Rosemarie DeWitt was too happy to play sad. As a new mother, the actress found it difficult to conjure the demons required to become Rachel Coulson, the depressed New England mother she portrays in Olive Kitteridge, the recent HBO miniseries.
“The tricky thing about my character was that she ... More
The French legend—and jury president at the Marrakech International Film Festival—on what she looks for in film, whether she’s on screen or not
“A film is nothing but the reflection of the soul of its creator,” Isabelle Huppert said during the opening night festivities of the 14th annual Marrakech International Film Festival this week. And considering her role as the president of the festival’s jury—which includes, among others, Mèlanie Laurent, Alan Rickman, Bertrand Bonello ... More