Jack Whites Issue —

In this month issue of Interview Magazine we have Jack White on the cover in New York. The images are captured by Craig McDean, the Coat, Shirt, and Pin is by PRADA. 

In this magazine Buzz Aldrin is one of the first humans to set foot on the moon along with Neil Armstrong during the Apolli 11 landing. Dimitri Ehrlich is the music contributor for this issue.

Jack White’s latest album, Blunderbuss, released in April on Third Man Records, marks a turning point of sorts, coming on the heels of a year in which both his 14-year run with The White Stripes and his six-year marriage to his now second ex-wife, the model and singer Karen Elson, came to their respective ends. While White’s musical interests venture deep down into the loamy soil of American culture, his curiosity has also drawn him in the opposite direction—chiefly, toward outer space. When we were discussing who would interview White for this story, he asked if the questioning duties could be handled by former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who, along with Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins, was part of the 1969 Apollo 11 lunar mission that saw Armstrong and Aldrin become the first and second people to walk on the moon.

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    In This Issue –
    Summer Breeze Blog U! Social Studies Anthony Vaccarello Agenda Pop Bands Real Estate Noise Girls Gone Wild
    Art Director –
    Karl Lindman
    Editor In Chief –
    Stephen Mooallem
    Creative Director –
    Karl Templer
    Editorial Director –
    Fabien Baron
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Our Take —

Interview is in a category all of its own. Originating as Andy Warhol’s ultimate Pop Art gesture –the vehicle through which Andy might provide everyone with those legendary fifteen minutes of fame- Interview has managed to negotiate the tricky responsibility for any magazine originating as an art work. And it has largely prospered and triumphed in its salubrious history since its first appearance in 1969. Understandably tightly controlled by Warhol and his acolytes until nearly the end of the famed artist’s life, Interview has been kept on track by the same publishing house that acquired the title in 1987 shortly after Warhol’s death.

Living up to the singular spirit, flair and visual power of a magazine once produced by an artist famed for his stark, direct portraiture and his equally creative gang of collaborators can never be an easy task. Yet, somehow, even without Warhol, Interview has managed to encapsulate that very specific heady mix of celebrity, art, fashion, film and, needless to say, interviews. Interview continues to read like a who’s who of the hip and cool, a very particular publication built on the long experience of time spent at the coal face of chic.

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