Interviews

Year of the Dragon
May 2012

Year of the Dragon

Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke has television—and Hollywood—all fired up

Q+LA Elmore Leonard
April 2012

Q+LA Elmore Leonard

The master of snap, crackle and pop crime fiction on hard-boiled masters, the jargon of Justified—and Raylan Givens’ iconic Stetson

Character Witness
March 2012

Character Witness

Biographers take you inside the art and science of their craft—and it's not as tame as you may think

I Spy
December 2011

I Spy

George Clooney on how he turned paparazzi tactics on their ear and forged a mission of mercy to prevent African atrocities.

Q+LA Ellen Barkin
November 2011

Q+LA Ellen Barkin

Opinionated in a way only a dyed-in-the-wool Bronx native can be.

Editor’s Letter—November 2011
November 2011

Editor’s Letter—November 2011

From chefs to stars, people are dishing this month. See what’s being served.

Q+LA Jeremy Irons
April 2011

Q+LA Jeremy Irons

The Oscar-winning actor shares his thoughts on being the Borgia Pope, meeting von Bülow and almost kissing Jacko.

The Next Factor
March 2011

The Next Factor

Move over, Ryan and Jake—make way for Hollywood’s leading men to-be. The It factor is pulsating in these guys.

Image: Uncommon Scents Found in Translation
March 2011

Image: Uncommon Scents Found in Translation

Olivia Giacobetti is known for impeccably structured, ethereally translucent scents—now she shares where she gets her inspiration.

Q+LA Jerry Weintraub
March 2011

Q+LA Jerry Weintraub

Hollywood’s most prolific multihyphenate wants you to know...well, just about everything he’s learned.

RDN = NYC
January 2011

RDN = NYC

Yeah, we’re talkin’ to Robert De Niro, the unofficial mayor of Gotham.

Visionary Vixen
January 2011

Visionary Vixen

The bewitching Brit Florence + the Machine casts her spell stateside; plus, L.A. experts make their song picks.

Q + LA Geoffrey Rush
December 2010

Q + LA Geoffrey Rush

With an Emmy, Oscar and Tony behind him, the oh so proper actor stands poised for a second Academy Award, if the buzz surrounding The King’s Speech is on target. He lets us into his world.

Jersey Boy
November 2010

Jersey Boy

On HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Michael Pitt is the consummate damaged soul, but his own wide-eyed ambition that fuels the persona.

A Novel Feast Dinner with Mona Simpson
November 2010

A Novel Feast Dinner with
Mona Simpson

She’s as big a literary presence as L.A. has at the moment—but a homecooked meal with the author reveals nuances akin to her writing.

Q + LA Zach Galifianakis
November 2010

Q + LA Zach Galifianakis

Though he entered an industry in which name recognition is paramount, this pentasyllabic-surnamed funnyman went with pride of heritage over the lure of fast-track celebrity.

Bare Maximum
October 2010

Bare Maximum

In a revealing Q&A, Tamara Drewe’s British stunner Gemma Arterton shares that she’s ready to take center stage—and isn't afraid to do it decidedly dowdy.

Q + LA Michael C. Hall
October 2010

Q + LA Michael C. Hall

The star of Dexter opens wide on his cancer battle, his Lebowski love and his character’s decidedly feline prowess.

Consuming Passion Dinner with Michael Voltaggio
September 2010

Consuming Passion Dinner with
Michael Voltaggio

The Top Chef master sits down with the Pulitzer-winning food writer to savor what’s next on his menu.

Character Driven
September 2010

Character Driven

With 10 films on tap, Milla Jovovich sits down for a Q&A on the perils of 3-D and shedding that “model turned actress” label.

Tte--Tte Jesca Hoop
September 2010

Tête-à-Tête Jesca Hoop

Jesca Hoop couldn't get a foothold in the States, so she made music in England. With a new CD, she's back for another go.

Dre’s Anatomy
August 2010

Dre’s Anatomy

All-Star Dodger Andre Ethier has embraced L.A. in unexpected ways. In our exclusive interview, he dishes on family, faith, fashion...and his favorite foods.

True to Form Artigas/Curtin
May 2010

True to Form Artigas/Curtin

With their slyly named collaborative Artless, two designers turn out exactly the opposite—truly artful furniture that will outlive us all.

Kobe Bryant White Hot
May 2010

Kobe Bryant White Hot

Kobe Bryant strikes an elegant pose as he fields questions on his basketball mortality and getting used to flying in helicopters.

Video Interview Alexander Skarsgård
March 2010

Video Interview Alexander Skarsgård

Alexander Skarsgård is a born star—see and hear for yourself.

Millennium Man
March 2010

Millennium Man

There’s no arguing Alexander Skarsgård is a born star, but when someone this ego-free comes along, we almost don’t know what to do with him.

Tte--Tte Natalie Merchant
March 2010

Tête-à-Tête Natalie Merchant

Nic Harcourt talks with the erstwhile 10,000 Maniac about her renewed music horizons; plus must-mix music.

Video Interview Emily Blunt
February 2010

Video Interview Emily Blunt

A one-on-one with the British beauty who specializes in taking borderline-unlikable characters and imparting them with vulnerability and charm.

Tte--Tte Wes Anderson
February 2010

Tête-à-Tête Wes Anderson

A chat with Wes Anderson, plus reviews of Nneka, the Raveonettes, Maata Haari and more.

Tte--Tte Damien Rice
January 2010

Tête-à-Tête Damien Rice

He usually lets his music do the talking, but we caught up with the politically inspired rocker to see what makes him tick; plus, must-mix tracks.

Tte--Tte Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig
December 2009

Tête-à-Tête Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig

Nic Harcourt catches up with Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig on the eve of their sophomore releases, Contra.

Tte--Tte: Ennio Morricone
November 2009

Tête-à-Tête: Ennio Morricone

Even if you don’t know him by name, you’ve definitely heard Ennio Morricone’s scores...and he's still going strong at 80. Plus, must-mix tracks.

Every Day Is a Winding Road Sheryl Crow
October 2009

Every Day Is a Winding Road Sheryl Crow

The Grammy winner has learned to take life’s turns as they come—and finds well-being is the destination. Hear her story in her own words

Tte--Tte: Imogen Heap
October 2009

Tête-à-Tête: Imogen Heap

Since announcing her arrival in 1998 with her first solo release, iMegaphone, Imogen Heap’s voice is everywhere. Step into her ethereal world; plus, must-mix tracks.

Buzz Aldrin + Daniel LalondeRocket Men
September 2009

Buzz Aldrin + Daniel LalondeRocket Men

Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin and Vuitton visionary Daniel Lalonde talk passion, perseverence and the pitfalls of life at the tip-top.

Jeff Greenberg
September 2009

Jeff Greenberg

Nic Harcourt interviews the 40-year music vet about his favorite memories and revitalizing the Village Recorder studios in West L.A.

Greg Kurstin
July 2009

Greg Kurstin

Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Greg Kurstin has worked with artists as diverse as Ben Harper, Jane’s Addiction, Kylie Minogue and Pink. Now he's producing Lily Allen. What's his secret?

M.I.A.
June 2009

M.I.A.

M.I.A. talks with Nic Harcourt about her meteoric rise to the mainstream, including her accidental success on Slumdog Millionaire, her 2005 debut album, Arular and her political activism on behalf of the Tamil people.

Jason Schwartzman
May 2009

Jason Schwartzman

Nic Harcourt talks to Jason Schwartzman about becoming a multi-hyphenate, from his beginnings in Phantom Planet to scoring the Judd Apatow flick Funny People.

Tena Clark
April 2009

Tena Clark

She has written and produced for the likes of Patti LaBelle, Dionne Warwick and Aretha Franklin; composed memorable ad campaigns, like "Have You Had Your Break Today?" for McDonald's; and amassed a slew of film and television credits. But who programs Air Force One? Why, L.A.'s own Tena Clark.

Lynda Resnick Bearing Fruit
March 2009

Lynda Resnick Bearing Fruit

The marketing genius and Pom Queen talks with professor Jared Diamond about ambition, instinct, sustainability—and Jackie O’s fake pearls.

Jimmy Smits
March 2009

Jimmy Smits

Nic Harcourt interviews Smits about his Latin music club, using music to emotionally motivate his characters and more; plus, must-mix tracks from Thomas Tantrum to Gabriella Cilmi.

The Right Direction
February 2009

The Right Direction

Comedian Steve Martin interviews director Ron Howard about his fifty remarkable years in the motion picture business.

Anne Hathaway Face Forward
February 2009

Anne Hathaway Face Forward

The actress opens up to her Rachel Getting Married scribe Jenny Lumet on fame, focus, ferocity—and going girly for Bride Wars.

Danny Boyle
February 2009

Danny Boyle

Nic Harcourt talks with Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle about his musical inspirations, his hit film and Bollywood. Plus, must-mix tracks and go-to gigs.

First Act
November 2008

First Act

Howard Rosenman has been an iconic producer for three decades, with credits ranging from Resurrection to Father of the Bride. Now he's going in front of the camera.

Rodrigo Santoro Is Ready for Takeoff
November 2008

Rodrigo Santoro Is Ready for Takeoff

The Brazilian actor pauses to reflect with Laura Linney on the nature of celebrity and his growing fame in America.

Takes One to Know One
November 2008

Takes One to Know One

Jerry Seinfeld opens up to David Steinberg about his influences, his post-Seinfeld life and his Talmudic approach to comedy.

What’s Frank Up To?
October 2008

What’s Frank Up To?

Editor in Chief Annie Gilbar talks intimately with Gehry about his recent architecture, daily routine and plans for future work.

Jon Stewart The Daily Factor
October 2008

Jon Stewart The Daily Factor

The Comedy Central commentator talks with David Steinberg about Johnny Carson, Calgon, Petticoat Junction, and the early days of his career.