Ansel Elgort, The Fault in Our Stars' leading man, is so busy he can barely keep his feet on the ground. Here, his photographer father captures his rise
Ansel Elgort has just scarfed down a foot-long sausage, and now he’s fidgeting mercilessly. He strums the spokes of a plastic fork, then pushes it aside and begins thump-thump-thumping a beat with his hands on a distressed wooden picnic table.
We’re at an airy beer garden in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a place ... More
Sylvester Stallone—just as much an action hero today as he was in his Rocky youth—reveals how he's still fighting for (and winning) America's heart
Tell someone that you’ve just met Sylvester Stallone, and the first question is always the same: How’d he look? The thinking isn’t malicious. It’s just that Stallone helped define masculinity for a generation of men, perhaps more so than any actor since Steve McQueen. He understands that we are complicated, ... More
An avowed enemy of tasting menus, food critic Corby Kummer takes another seat at the table
A year ago, after writing a fairly long article about tasting menus in restaurants, I was dismissed as an intolerant, anhedonic, art-quashing killjoy.
It’s true I wasn’t shy. I implied that chefs who offer tasting menus as the only option are overcome by monstrous egos, intent on showing off their ... More
A new book unearths never-before-seen photographs of the German supermodel lensed by Johnny Moncada in 1960s Italy
Richard Avedon named her “the most beautiful woman in the world.” In 1967, Life Magazine put her on their cover, calling her “the girl everybody stares at.” But if a single word is needed to describe the German Countess Veruschka, born Vera von Lehndorff, we'd say it's transformative.
Formerly unseen pictures by Johnny ... More
Ahead of his new retrospective, London's provocative portrait artist of actors, politicos and plastic surgery patients explains his career obsession
Over the past two decades, British painter Jonathan Yeo has explored countless aspects of the human visage. There are the oil portraits of political and media heavyweights including Rupert Murdoch, Tony Blair and David Cameron that capture soft moments behind stern exteriors. There are the collages of the under- and over-sexed crafted ... More
As the biblical epic Noah sets sail into theaters, the actress reveals the art of compromise and her adventurous side
Inside the volcano Jennifer Connelly was about to learn the truth. The actress was in Iceland, taking a break from filming the biblical-disaster epic Noah, when she and her family decided to visit one of the island nation's famous lava pits. It seemed, as so many things do, like a ... More
The L.A. artist, a perennial face of Postmodernism, is being discovered by a new generation of fans
Tucked behind a hair salon and a Pilates studio on L.A.'s Echo Park Avenue, the workplace of artist Peter Shire hides in anything-but-plain sight. His metal gates are painted chartreuse and topped by brushed stainless-steel angels and a mermaid whirligig; beyond them, a paint-splattered staircase leads to the studio, once ... More
Interior designer Michael S. Smith went to great lengths to transform one out-of-style Malibu villa into a modern dream house
"It all started with a view," Michael S. Smith, pictured left, begins Building Beauty: The Alchemy of Design, a new book published by Rizzoli that recalls the five-year long renovation of a Palladian-inspired villa on a 10-acre seaside property in ... More
Fearless in the face of scrutiny and a hopeless romantic in a cynical age, everywoman Kim is impossible to define.
My mother calls me to say that her Wednesday-morning golf group is requesting a Skype call. They’ve heard I’ve interviewed Kim Kardashian, and the ladies have a few questions.
Mostly, they’re concerned with how she looks: Is she really that pretty? Could I verify her eyelashes? What, ... More