Take a listen to our top five new song releases from this week
From pop stars to new age boybands, it feels like today's music sees no generational divide. This week we've been consumed by 2018's favorite pop powerhouse, Ariana Grande, and her super sweet fourth album, Sweetener. But, at the same time, the most legendary diva Cher has offered up her expertise in ... More
The vibrant trio talks growing up together in D.C., touring with Bishop Briggs and tattoos
When twin brothers Max and Spencer Ernst and vocalist Chelsea Lee first met at a show in their hometown of Washington D.C., the trio now known as SHAED pretty quickly became inseparable.
“I didn’t drive at the time and Max and Spenc had this awesome Crown Vic so we would all just pile ... More
Photographer Tod Seelie showcases work inspired by New York City's empty, abandoned spaces
You might have heard of Tod Seelie, the Brooklyn-based photographer who captures people and moments at the fringes of the New York social scene. If not, you've probably seen his work: Besides his 2013 book, Bright Nights: Photographs of Another New York, his gritty, mesmerizing work has appeared in ... More
At 50 years old, Lenny Kravitz—who’s releasing a new album and his first book this fall—isn’t even close to slowing down
In the opening moments of the music video for “The Chamber,” the first single off Lenny Kravitz’s new album, Strut, the screen is splashed with a quote from Friedrich Nietzsche. “The true man wants two things,” it reads, “danger and play.” But for Kravitz, who’s got 25 awards-strewn years in the music industry behind ... More
Amy Landecker on sex scenes, binge watching and her exciting new series
On September 26, Amazon will release its latest original series, Transparent, which follows a Los Angeles family as they grapple with an array of discoveries—including the fact that their father, played by Jeffrey Tambor, is transgender, a plotline based in part of the life of creator Jill Soloway (Afternoon ... More
The singer chats about her debut album, Hey Hey Hey
When Mapei’s single “Don’t Wait” was released in late 2013, it immediately landed the 30-year-old singer in the spotlight and got tongues wagging about the new-on-the-scene Swedish chanteuse. A year later, Mapei has taken the smart, soulful sound that made “Don’t Wait” so accessible and expanded it to an album’s ... More
The actress spills about her new role in CBS’ Madam Secretary
International intrigue is a distant memory for Elizabeth McCord, or so she thought. The former CIA agent has traded in spook life for academia and a family, but when the sitting Secretary of State meets an untimely end and McCord’s tapped for the gig, she finds herself more deeply embedded ... More
Fresh from his latest stint in rehab, hotel magnate and international gadabout Vikram Chatwal swears that this time he's left his party past behind
This past June, an invitation was sent by e-mail, beckoning a select group of desirable New Yorkers to frolic by the glass-bottomed swimming pool—a basin flanked by 4,800 square feet of imported sand and private cabanas—at Dream Downtown, a sceney hotel that’s perhaps better known as a nightlife destination than ... More
The Miniaturist author Jessie Burton shares how she infiltrated a unique world to write her thrilling new novel
Five years ago, frustrated with her acting career, Oxford-educated Jessie Burton decided it was time to try a novel. She was drawn to the sight of an intricate 17th century dollhouse in Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum owned by the wife of a wealthy merchant, and she began to imagine that young woman’s world.
The ... More
Erin Richards on life in the shadow of the Dark Knight
Gotham City is what you make of it. After years of Batman movies, sequels, TV series and reboots, we’ve all seen a favorite version of the caped crusader come and go. But what we’ve never seen is something quite like Gotham.
The FOX series, premiering September 22, doesn’t concern itself so ... More