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Zach Baron


Staff Writer, GQ

Meet Wes Lang: Kanye Collaborator, Taste God, and World's Most Badass Artist — Welcome to Wes World, where every aspect of the L.A. painter's universe-the cars, the jewelry, the soaring spaces-is an attempt to make the world more his own. It's as though the real canvas is life itself.

Cam Newton on Those Versace Pants, Race in America, and Whether He Would Let His Kid Play Football — He isn't going to stop being great at football-15-1 last season, near unanimous MVP, a scorched-earth run to the Super Bowl-and he isn't going to stop reveling in his own greatness at football. He isn't going to stop celebrating after touchdowns and wins, or walking off podiums in angry silence after his team loses.

The Life of (Virgil) Abloh — Kanye West's longtime creative director is a walking, talking (and talking, and talking) embodiment of professional cool. And now that streetwear is making the leap from hipster kids to fashion kings, Virgil is trying to make the leap, too-without losing his balance Virgil Abloh is radically closed off about certain aspects of his life-being Kanye West's creative director, for instance, the first rule of which is never say anything about being Kanye West's creative director-and radically transparent about others.

The Flash Forward: Kevin Durant — He's the NBA's most unstoppable scorer, But the knock on Him so far is that he's too nice to be like Mike, too quiet to dethrone King James. Don't Believe it. Yes, Kevin Durant might kill you with kindness-but he's as deadly as any superstar alive

Why You Hate Drake, and Why You're Wrong About Hating Drake — By now it's clear that Drake's Thank Me Later, which comes out today, is pretty much the most polarizing record in rap since Kanye West's 808s & Heartbreaks--more so, even, since Kanye was a well-established and loved artist making his fourth record, where Drake, at 23, is a relative newcomer...

Why Shane Black's — In this month's Shot Callers, we talk a filmmaker who got his early Hollywood breakout with hits like 1987's 'Lethal Weapon,' then spent a decade trying to break back in. This is The Shot Callers, a new series in which GQ goes long with our favorite filmmaker of the month.

Robert Downey Jr. on Iron Man's "Second-Tier Superhero" Status and One Crazy-Ass Weekend Bender — He's always described as either the world's highest-paid actor or one of the greatest actors of his generation. So which one is it? Robert Downey Jr. keeps a couple of offices out in Venice Beach, near the water, in which he and his wife, Susan, and a handful of other people manage his affairs.

Inside 'Green Room,' the Hyper-Violent Punk Comedy-Thriller You Should See This Spring — This is Shot Callers, a series in which GQ goes long with our favorite emerging filmmakers. This month we talk to director Jeremy Saulnier. Before Jeremy Saulnier's Green Room becomes a wildly tense and bloody siege film, it's a near-idyllic portrait of a punk band-on the road, siphoning gas, falling asleep behind the wheel, playing bad shows to uninterested or entirely absent crowds.

The Misguided Nostalgia of HBO's — The first season of the Mick Jagger-Martin Scorsese collaboration didn't look back wistfully at the 1970s so much as it looked back wistfully at an earlier age of television. First off, we will miss you this offseason, Ray Romano-sad sack and lone completely unexpected vector of Vinyl, prone to saying the wrong thing and almost totally oblivious to the worshipful boomer iconography that crowds almost every frame of this show.

The Emancipation of Selena Gomez — Once known more for her relationships with Barney the dinosaur and Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez has broken free of all of that prehistoric shit with a sexy, smash-hit album and new films with Seth Rogen and James Franco (not to mention a planet-Earth-leading 74 million Instagram followers).
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Aug 22, 2016

Enter the world of Wes Lang, an artist who’s figured out how to live in the dream all the time: 

Aug 01, 2016

Profiled Virgil Abloh, the reason why grown men are out here doing everything important in t-shirts: 

Jul 17, 2016

When is the last time Rick Rubin actually opened his eyes tho

Jul 14, 2016

RT @Mark_A_Green: Could not be more proud of everyone who worked on this Tamir Rice story: HOW TO MAKE A POLICE SHOOTING DISAPPEAR 

Jul 06, 2016

Roger just read Cilic the whole damn Bill Paxton Independence Day speech

Jul 04, 2016

90% bball decision, but that “evolution of a man” bit-KD’s been trying to catch up on civilian life ever since going pro. GSW/SF makes sense

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