Nelsan Ellis on James Brown, Get On Up and his musical dream role
It’s quite a summer for Nelsan Ellis. The 35-year-old actor is not only wrapping up his seventh season on HBO’s vampire series True Blood—quite a feat considering how many characters have met an untimely bite or stake over the years—he’s also starring in Get On Up, director Tate Taylor’s highly anticipated James ... More
The Alvvays singer on playing a show at New York’s South Street Seaport
Toronto-based rock band Alvvays will release their debut, self-titled album—nine rollicking songs of fuzzy power pop ideal to score your next pool party—this week, but thanks to the copious amount of time the five-piece has already spent on the road, they feel like old hands at rock stardom already.
As far ... More
Jenny Lewis on insomnia, collaboration and an album six years in the making
The Voyager is an apt title for Jenny Lewis's latest album. The record, out July 29, certainly involved a journey. Lewis worked on the songs for years, all the while wading through a series of harrowing happenings, including chronic insomnia and the death of her father.
Here, DuJour talks to the ... More
The rocker on his first solo album and filming in New Orleans
While jetting from Brooklyn to New Orleans might be something of a long haul just to spend a night on the town, when it came to filming the video for “11 o’clock Friday Night,” a track off his forthcoming solo debut Black Hours, Hamilton Leithauser knew there was no ... More
Features Editor Adam Rathe shares the three things he's raving about this week
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David Kind Eyeglasses
For the longest time, I was a devotee of chunky nerd glasses from New York's legendary Moscot. And while I'll always ... More
He may not pitch like a pro ball player but Curtis Jackson (AKA hip-hop star 50 Cent) showed off his other strengths Monday night at the New York premiere of Power, the new crime series he produces alongside The Good Wife’s Courtney Kemp Agboh.
"When I first met him, I didn't know what ... More
What Vegas is really like, according to Matt Goss, Sin City’s reigning king of entertainment
To offer a stranger the Audemars Piaguet right off your wrist in a bet is a bold move, but that’s exactly how confident nightlife exec Michael Greco felt that a handsome British import would woo Vegas. Matt Goss, after all, had won over millions before. The singer has 11 Top ... More
An exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at where The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger made the new album, Midnight Sun
When The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, the melodic, folky rock band made up of Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl, decides it’s time to record a new album, the first order of business is leaving New York City behind for a cabin upstate with decidedly fewer disturbances.
“There are ... More
DuJour editors reveal some very diva-worthy details of their ultimate backstage rider
Each week for The DuJour 5×5, we ask five editors five questions on a different topic. This week’s installment centers on all things music: Read on to find out what our staffers are listening to at the moment, the rock star lives they covet most and more.
Katie Couric's straight talk, Seth Rogan’s strong opinion of the Biebs and more of this week’s most surprising statements
They Call Me the Boss
“I used to be called bossy. Now I’m badass.”
– Katie Couric, lending her voice to Sheryl Sandberg’s “Ban Bossy” campaign, which encourages assertive little girls to shirk disparaging undertones often associated with words like “bossy.”
“Let's be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could ... More