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By Kyle MacKinnel, Photos by Samantha Urbani, Autumn Durlad and Keegan Allen on July 9, 2014
Our reputations will precede us. It doesn’t matter the person, or whether one’s impression of her was formed in the context of a rumor or a fleeting glance. Image is a requisite hurdle that we must clear before we can truly know each other; in some cases, this feat can be more of a decathlon. Such was the inevitable gauntlet laid out for the granddaughter of acetate legend Francis Ford Coppola and niece of director Sofia Coppola (not to mention cousin of Nicolas Cage and the Schwartzman boys). Nevertheless, the sweetly reticent Gia Coppola has managed to emerge seemingly out of midair, her buzzing debut feature, Palo Alto, in hand.
By Bailey Pennick, Photos by Eleanor Stills on June 30, 2014
Jenny Slate is all over the place, in the best possible way. The actress/comedian/author/voice-of-an-adorable-seashell-with-shoes-on barely has a day off in between her recurring roles on hit television shows including Bob’s Burgers, Girls and Parks and Recreation (cue Jean-Ralphio calling her “the worst”); her debut as a feature-film lead in this summer’s Obvious Child; and a costarring credit opposite TV husband hall-of-famer Paul Reiser on a brand-new FX pilot entitled Married. During those oh-so-brief moments of relaxation, Slate opts to spend her time with her real-life husband, naturally, but more importantly, with her true best friends: the couple’s two adorable dogs, Arthur and Reggie.
By Jessica Jardine; Photos by Piper Ferguson on June 24, 2014
Even in this time of access and oversharing, it’s not often you can grab the phone and dial up your favorite new musician for a quick chat. But that’s exactly what fans of BANKS have been able to do since the 25-year-old singer/songwriter posted her own phone number to her Facebook page last year. “I like making connections outside of a computer screen,” she wrote. “Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have never really been my thing. If you ever want to talk, call me.”