This month’s mosttalked-about authors, musicians and artists will have you daydreaming.
Haim initiates us into the wolf pack; Empire’s Grace Gealey shares her backstory; the ultimate foodie trip to Paris; why ’90s TV is so now; the cocktail you’ll be drinking this Halloween; 15 books to read this fall; romcom queen Nancy Meyers talks about her new movie.
Finding inspiration is one thing, but turning your inspiration into something tangible, something real—well, that’s another story. This month, take a page from authors Camilla Gibb, Gregory Maguire and Sloane Crosley (profiled in our must-reads for fall 2015). Each of these novelists sent their most recent set of characters in search not of inspiration itself but of a story, an object or a dream. Why? Because, as Maguire notes, “even a dream makes us bigger.” ALIYAH SHAMSHER
“The energy you give off is the energy you receive. I really think that, so I’m always
myself—jumping, dancing, singing around, trying to cheer everybody up.”
– Cara Delevingne, who stars in the upcoming movie Pan (out October 9),
on always being yourself
Currently in the early stages of writing a follow-up to Days Are Gone, Grammy-nominated Haim is music’s hottest sister act. Fresh off the road from touring, Alana, 23, the baby of the group, called us from her L.A. pad to share secrets from inside “the wolf pack.”
The origins of the wolf pack “My oldest sister, Este, is why we became so close. She introduced me and [my sister] Danielle to the L.A. music scene. They got me my first fake ID so I could go out with them. We’d go to the Echo, the Silverlake Lounge and the Satellite; we were this wolf pack that was always together.” How the wolf pack stays together “You should ask my parents how they raised us. They totally should write a parenting book. To this day I’m like, ‘Can you raise my kids? I don’t know what you did to make us love each other so much!’”
Where the wolf pack eats “Tacos and burritos literally fuel our lives. There’s this place [in L.A.] called Taco Zone—it’s like a roach coach and it looks really scary; you wonder if you’re making the right decision, but then you get the tacos and you’re like, ‘Completely the right decision.’”
What the wolf pack fears “Being charged for a crime that we didn’t commit and going to jail is a weird fear that my sisters and I have.”
Why the wolf pack is a powerful force “When all three of us go out together, something crazy is going to happen—something where we think ‘How did we get here?’ We went to the Saturday Night Live 40th reunion and I didn’t see my sisters at the beginning of the party because we got separated, and then the second we got together, Prince showed up. We’re like a weird witchy wolf pack that conjured up Prince in a purple cloud.” h
Family Ties Meet “the wolf
pack,” a.k.a. Haim, 2015’s coolest sister act. Youngest member Alana
talks to us about growing up in L.A., tacos and conjuring
License to Drive. Remember L.A. in the ’ 80s? Haim does. But if you need a refresher, look to another famous Haim— as in Corey Haim and his SoCal classic