It's not breaking news that Robert Pattinson is on the cover of our September issue. The magazine has already hit newsstands, and you can check out the personal essay by the young heartthrob's throbbing heart (as told to BlackBook Editor in Chief Joshua David Stein) right here, and see pictures from the spread here. But there's so much more is covered inside the pages of our newest issue.
Because it's our Fashion Issue (eat your heart out, Anna Wintour), we've got plenty of hot new looks for the fall. If you're like me, you might not know too much about fashion. (I know how to match, though!) If you're also like me, you're still curious about how fashion plays an important, yet sometimes unseen, role in the great spinning wheel of our culture—as well as the cultures of many others. As Stein writes in his editor's letter, we're "interested in how fashion interacts, overlaps, spills over, infringes upon, and enriches the world beyond its seams." We've got a terrific profile by actress and comedienne (and fashionista!) Mindy Kaling, as well as a fashion story featuring supermodel Angela Lindvall. In a fantastic essay, we take a look at how the fashion industry in Africa has moved away from focusng entirely on the construction of Western designs. There's also a collaboration with Chilean artist Jose Romussi, who embroidered photographs taken at Azealia Banks' first headlining show in her hometown of New York City.
And, as always, we've covered some of the most interesting movies, TV shows, bands, and artists of the fall, featuring Stephen Chbosky, Ari Graynor, Animal Collective, Krysten Ritter, and Mike Birbiglia. Pick up the newest issue on newsstands now for all of this, and keep checking back at the BlackBook site for even more exclusive coverage.