Cut Covers

The celebrities and power brokers featured on the covers of the Cut are cultivating forward-thinking conversations about the issues that matter to you most. Choosing our cover stars is a responsibility we take incredibly seriously. Every time, we ask ourselves, How we can make our point of view more inclusive? How do we decide equitably who is “cool” or “worthy” or “important” to feature on a cover? Keep reading for the answers.

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Lourdes Leon Never Thought She’d Drop a Record

The stakes are a little higher when your mother’s a pop icon.

Past Cut Covers

  1. Asia Kate Dillon on Finding the Way to ‘They’And where the Billions and John Wick 3 star is going from there.
  2. Behind the Cover: Asia Kate Dillon“I spent almost 32 years not living in the full truth of my experience.”
  3. The Realness of Billy Porter“My authenticity was a liability for me for a long time.”
  4. Behind the Cover: Billy Porter“My whole life, honey, I’ve been waiting for this shoot!”
  5. Natasha Lyonne Is Our April Cover WomanShe starred in a high-tech shoot.
  6. Natasha Lyonne’s Alternate RealityThe star of Russian Doll has outsmarted us all.
  7. Pamela Adlon Is Our March Cover WomanThe actress is an unstoppable force.
  8.  It’s Just a Matter of Time Before Everyone Loves LizzoWe thought we knew what to expect from a pop star, and then she came along.
  9. Behind-the-Scenes With Aya CashDancing on set with You’re the Worst’s breakout star.
  10. Aya Cash Doesn’t Mind Being the WorstAnd as her FXX cult-comedy ends, she’s ready for whatever comes next.
  11. Everyone’s Ready to Watch Greta LeeAnd the actress is feeling the pressure of being seen.
  12. Greta Lee Is Our December Cover WomanThe actress is developing an HBO series that could become the first cable show ever centered on Asian-Americans.
  13. This Actress Will Make You Rethink Self-LoveThe star of Pose talks self-love and activism.
  14. An Inside Look at Our November Cover ShootStarring Indya Moore, the Pose actress and activist.
  15. Cat Power Is Doing Just Fine, ThanksWith her first album in six years, Chan Marshall is back.
  16. The World Has Finally Caught Up to Jane FondaThe original celebrity activist on regret and radical empathy in the age of Trump.
  17. Tessa Thompson Knows People Can’t Stop Thinking About HerShe’d just rather you think about her work than her personal life.
  18. Busy Philipps on Instagram, Her BFF Michelle Williams, and Losing Heath LedgerInstagram’s favorite storyteller has so much more to say.
  19. Zazie Beetz on Deadpool, Atlanta, and Overcoming Her AnxietyIn the chaotic world of Atlanta, she’s a grounding force.
  20. Jameela Jamil Has Found Her Good PlaceThe British TV presenter turned American sitcom star embraces life as a loose cannon.
  21. Katja Blichfeld Gets What She WantsAfter a year of changes, the quietly commanding High Maintenance co-creator embarks on a new life.
  22. The Chef Who Stood Up to Ivanka TrumpChef Angela Dimayuga gets ready to party.
  23. The SNL Star Fighting Sizeism in FashionAidy Bryant of Saturday Night Live talks comedy and style.
  24. Gabrielle Union Can’t Believe She Just Said ThatThe candid actress gets even more candid in a new book of essays.