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Leonardo DiCaprio, 'The Revenant,' and the Oscars' Commitment Conundrum

gq.com — It sounded like he was chewing rocks. He also sounded, in the grief and exhaustion he projected over a series of green-screened images, like someone had murdered his entire family.
Jan 20, 2016

RT @GQMagazine: Leonardo DiCaprio, 'The Revenant,' and the Oscars' commitment conundrum gq.mn/ARpJjQH pic.twitter.com/rwD8ZcUvay

Jan 20, 2016

Fine @zachbaron argument against doling out Oscars to actors simply because they tried hard. Looking at you, beardo. gq.com/story/leonardo…

Jan 20, 2016

Here's @ZachBaron on Leo and the Oscars' / Hollywood's silly reverence for commitment over command. gq.com/story/leonardo…

Jan 20, 2016

Amen, re: Leo, Oscars, effort. "Enough about how hard he tried, please. That’s his job and that’s why he gets paid." gq.com/story/leonardo…

Jan 20, 2016

RT @jessicagolds: Amen, re: Leo, Oscars, effort. "Enough about how hard he tried, please. That’s his job and that’s why he gets paid." gq.com/story/leonardo…

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Indie Club King Surveys Other Thrones

nytimes.com — THE storefront in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that will someday be House of Good, James Murphy's "personal store" - cheap Chinese sneakers, whimsical socks, candy from Denmark - is presently filled with musical instruments, amplifiers and bulky travel cases, all stenciled with the name of a band that no longer exists.

Cliven Bundy's War: Inside the Rancher's Independent Sovereign Republic in Nevada

gq.com — Back in April, Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and a small band of militiamen formed a brand-new country inside of the Unites States of America without firing a single shot.
Jan 04, 2016

More context on how we got to Oregon: @zachbaron's 2014 story on Cliven Bundy and his cohort is bananas gq.com/story/cliven-b…

Jan 04, 2016

The best story about the guys behind the Oregon militia standoff was written 18 months ago by @ZachBaron: gq.com/story/cliven-b…

We Nominate Paul Giamatti for Everything

gq.com — His mere presence improves everything he's in by at least 50 percent. It's been true for two decades, but he's really on a roll right now: the N.W.A biopic, the Brian Wilson biopic, his juicy new Wall Street series on Showtime. You know what else would improve by 50 percent if someone wised up and invited him this year?

Quentin Tarantino Explains the Link Between His "Hateful Eight" and #BlackLivesMatter

gq.com — He describes The Hateful Eight as "a claustrophobic snow Western"-a chamber piece, like Reservoir Dogs or The Iceman Cometh, but set in the wintry post-Civil War 1800s. It's about a bounty hunter (Kurt Russell) escorting a prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) to justice, only to be diverted into Tarantino-land-a.k.a.
Dec 08, 2015

Tarantino tells @zachbaron his Oscar dream: "When I die, they rename the original-screenplay Oscar 'the Quentin'.” gq.com/story/quentin-…

Dec 08, 2015

I do enjoy that, per @zachbaron, Quentin Tarantino has a poster of Charro hanging in his bathroom. gq.com/story/quentin-…

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Three Martinis With Cate Blanchett

gq.com — "I'm an actress," she says evenly. "Are you famous?" the guy asks. "I don't know!" she says to the guy who has no idea who Cate Blanchett is. Also, come on, guy-Cate Blanchett is verily dipped in couture, in a fucking Givenchy jacket that even I can recognize, tuxedo shirt unbuttoned low, cool pink glasses with a kind of blue glow to them.
Dec 01, 2015

Cate Blanchett—"a cordial shark or a fashionable bullet"—drinks @ZachBaron under the table gq.com/story/cate-bla…

Dec 01, 2015

Drank more martinis than I would've liked with Cate Blanchett gq.com/story/cate-bla…

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Tilda Swinton--GQ Woman of the Year

gq.com — Tilda Swinton picks me up at the airport. Yup. From the plane-thirteen hours out of New York, five of them spent delayed, trying to sleep on a bench and contemplating the grim reality of being late to meet Tilda Swinton-Scotland is all low, misty white clouds and moss-colored hills.
Dec 30, 2015

4. This Narnia-ish profile of the otherworldly Tilda Swinton, which confirmed her otherworldiness. bit.ly/1QZbOPh

Shane Carruth Will Have Another

grantland.com — INT. YELLOW CAB - NEW YORK CITY - LATE ON A THURSDAY NIGHT BARON I still can't believe I'm hiccupping. BARON I'm just giving up. I trust you - CARRUTH [ Hysterical drunken laughter.] BARON - slash I'll probably put this in the piece anyway. That's not quite fair.
Oct 30, 2015

Also very good Internet: Taking Shane Carruth out on the town and getting shithouse drunk grantland.com/features/getti…

Oct 30, 2015

RT @jordanginsberg: Also very good Internet: Taking Shane Carruth out on the town and getting shithouse drunk grantland.com/features/getti…

Nov 04, 2015

Any Shane Carruth news is a good excuse to re-up one of my favorite profiles of the last few years, by @zachbaron grantland.com/features/getti…

Nov 04, 2015

RT @KTLincoln: Any Shane Carruth news is a good excuse to re-up one of my favorite profiles of the last few years, by @zachbaron grantland.com/features/getti…

Nov 04, 2015

Getting excited about new Shane Carruth now involves re-reading @zachbaron's definitive, perfect profile of him: grantland.com/features/getti…

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Jaden Smith: I Want to Break All the Craziest World Records “of Life”

gq.com — Photos: See Jaden Smith Wear Fall's Trippiest Clothes Jaden Smith has a game he likes to play whenever he's in public, or whenever he's stating something that will eventually become public-such as right now-and the game goes like this. It starts with him saying something Jaden-like.
Oct 20, 2015

Jaden Smith: "I don't think I'm as revolutionary as Galileo, but I don't think I'm not as revolutionary as Galileo" gq.com/story/jaden-sm…

Oct 20, 2015

RT @GQMagazine: Actor-rapper-philosopher Jaden Smith talks to GQ about pyramids, Galileo and growing up Smith gqm.ag/1LlLoSX

Oct 20, 2015

Jaden Smith: "I don’t think I’m as revolutionary as Galileo, but I don’t think I’m not as revolutionary as Galileo." gq.com/story/jaden-sm…

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I Am Groomzilla | GQ

gq.com — It's the best thing about planning a wedding in the 21st century: Women are free to throw off ye olde gender yoke and declare, "Screw it-I don't give a crap." But GQ's Zach Baron gives a crap. Here's how grooms can take charge, from picking flowers to planning the menu
Oct 16, 2015

Sometimes a man just wants to talk about place settings all day: The true story of a groomzilla, by @zachbaron gq.com/story/plan-you…

Oct 16, 2015

my friend @zachbaron wrote a good piece about being "groomzilla"—last paragraph's a beauty, just like him gq.com/story/plan-you…

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Feb 02, 2016

RT @akdobbins: Presenting JAM Session, my new podcast w @julietlitman. THIS ONE'S FOR YOU, MATTHEW GOODE soundcloud.com/channel33/ep-3…

Feb 02, 2016

@skinny412 time to get reacquainted with the MASSEY PRE-NUP

Jan 03, 2016

Still just as silly and infuriating as it was the last time twitter.com/gqmagazine/sta…

Jan 02, 2016

"Go forward, try harder, beware the snakes in the grass, especially when they’re you.” My man: splitinfinitives.com/post/136445366…


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