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Out of Exile

A quarter century after her career-making album, she’s still writing songs first and foremost for herself.

By Radka Leitmeritz and Emily Gould

Lots of Puking, But Empowered Puking

The Pitch Perfect writer and Girlboss showrunner sees her directorial debut, the teen sex comedy Blockers, as a feminist project of a certain stripe.

By Allison P. Davis

Where’s the Train Wreck?

The Recovering is a 534-page palimpsest of Jamison’s battle with alcoholism that doesn’t adhere to the typical recovery narrative structure.

By Ruth Shalit Barrett

Like Warhol But for 2018

Is the viral star and pop singer enacting a meta-commentary on fame? Or does she simply want to be famous?

By Allison P. Davis

Mary J. Blige Sees Herself Anew

“I learned that I’m a powerful woman because I don’t have to say much to be heard,” says the R&B star and double Oscar nominee.

By Carl Swanson

Barbara Kruger Forever

The essential artist talks Ikea, Trump, hypebeasts, sex, and power.

By Kat Stoeffel

‘We Create the Culture’

The Emmy winner simply tells the stories that she knows best. The difference is that, suddenly, everyone wants to listen.

By Allison P. Davis

Now, This Is a Supermodel

Ashley Graham isn’t a sample size. Which is exactly why she’s become the face of a movement.

By Jada Yuan