A truly holy moment in the history of pop music.
Slim darling, you came along and into my arms and into my heart and all the real true love I have is yours – and now I’m afraid you won’t understand and that you’ll become impatient and that I’ll lose you – but even if that happened, I wouldn’t stop loving you for you are my last love and all the rest of my life I shall love you and watch you and be ready to help you should you ever need help.
All the nice things I do each day would be so much sweeter and so much gayer if you were with me. I find myself saying a hundred times a day, ‘If Slim could only see that’ or ‘I wish Slim could hear this.’ I want to make a new life with you – I want all the friends I’ve lost to meet you and know you and love you as I do – and live again with you, for the past years have been terribly tough, damn near drove me crazy. You’ll soon be here, Baby, and when you come you’ll bring everything that’s important to me in this world with you.
—Humphrey Bogart’s letter to Lauren Bacall
I will never be over this.
Jessica Lange by Steven Klein for W Magazine, September 2014
Jesse Williams photographed by Brian Smith.
…this is a woman who has built her identity on her looks, and on what she’s been told to do. So what you’re getting is someone who married this man, and he gave her everything, and she did what she was told, and she is basing her self-esteem on her looks, and that’s very, very rocky ground… Betty’s life is a performance. She’s acting all the time. And she doesn’t know how not to do that. - Matthew Weiner discussing Betty Draper
On the streets of Ferguson, Missouri.
Photos by Alex Welch
I don’t know if we are actually human at this point, those of us who are like most of us, who grew up with TV and movies and now the Internet. If we are betrayed, we know the words to say; when a loved one dies, we know the words to say. If we want to play the stud or the smart-ass or the fool, we know the words to say. We are all working from the same dog-eared script.
Just a reminder of what we stand for
Jane Addiction: With a new film and Netflix series on the way, Jane Fonda looks back on a storied career.
"I’ve wanted to do a TV series that would give a face to older women for a long time, and [Friends co-creator] Marta Kauffman came up with this idea for me and Lily. My husband is Martin Sheen, and her husband is Sam Waterston, and they’ve fallen in love and want to get married. And Tate Taylor, who directed The Help, is the director of the first and last episode. He’s a gay man from Mississippi and, boy, does he get it.”