1. jock talk
    Artist Rose Nestler Conjures Neo-Greek Gym Rats and CrossFit Bros“I think cis men are in a constant state of transcendence.”
  2. character study
    The Rise of the Fake Famous Jackass NovelistThe pop-culture trope appears in Girls, Bored to Death, The Squid and the Whale, and more.
  3. behind the scenes
    Inside the Dirty Projectors’ Studio, Guarded by Joni Mitchell and Missy ElliottWhile working on his new self-titled album, David Longstreth erected a shrine to his teenage idols to watch over his sound mixing.
  4. Four Authors Who Returned to Their Roots in 2016All of them followed similar trajectories — brilliant success, the subsequent backlash, some dallying in genre and nonfiction, and now a return to their roots.
  5. prolificity
    A Complete Guide to Entertainment’s Busiest CreatorsThe methods, meaning, and occasional madness of the creatively super-productive.