Sure, it's still sweltering and humid outside and it doesn't seem like it's ready for the temperature to be dropping anytime soon, but Autumn is quickly approaching. Soon the leaves will be changing colors and dropping to the ground. But cheer up, kids! What's fall without a few parties? I mean, we've got Halloween, for crying out loud. And does one need a good excuse to have a party, anyway? Not really! You'll find in our upcoming October/November issue that a party can happen anywhere at any time just as long as you've got a few party animals hanging around together.
Speaking of which, we had some cute animals hang out with one of our favorite party animals: Zac Efron. He's a cutie himself, although I think you'll be surprised how grown up he's become now that he's starring in the gritty upcoming film, The Paperboy, directed by Academy Award-nominated director Lee Daniels and featuring a heavyweight cast including Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, and John Cusack. But it's Efron who's making a splash in the sexy thriller and, thankfully, on the cover of our next issue.
But back to partying! We sent photographers across the globe into the night to look at how people celebrate all over the world, we have a look at DJ school in Bali, and we hear from the most debaucherous events in the country: political party conventions. Plus, we also chat wtih British chanteause Paloma Faith, who is looking to make her big break on American shores, Heathcliff and Cathy party on the Scottish moors in Andrea Arnold's gorgeous new adaptation of Wuthering Heights, and Arrested Development's Alia Shawkat curates a playlist to ease a broken heart (and strike back against your nemesis). And there's so much more, including the newest trends in nightlife, restaurants, hotels, fitness, and more!
Check out The Party Issue, on newsstands later this month, and, as always, check back here for full coverage!