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Radhika Jones Introduces Riley Keough, VF’s September Cowl Star

Riley Keough, our September cowl star, has been within the public eye for the reason that 12 months the Berlin Wall got here down—because the granddaughter of Priscilla and Elvis Presley, she commanded her first headlines for the mere act of being born. Now she’s charting her personal path to success and achievement with an Emmy-nominated efficiency in Daisy Jones & the Six; her directorial debut, Warfare Pony, which received her the Digicam d’Or at Cannes final 12 months; and as a brand new mom. (Her daughter’s title, revealed right here for the primary time, connects the newborn to her household’s roots.) Keough talks to our West Coast editor, Britt Hennemuth, about her life and work, in addition to the tumult of the previous 12 months—the premature lack of her mom, Lisa Marie Presley, and the settling of the Graceland property, of which she is now sole custodian. “To be American royalty is to have the entire world watch you,” Baz Luhrmann, director of final 12 months’s Elvis, observes in Britt’s piece. Keough handles that gaze with grace, whilst she commits to her particular person inventive imaginative and prescient. And in his suite of portraits, Mario Sorrenti captures the star high quality that’s all her personal.

Tennis followers worldwide are carefully watching the Individuals as of late, searching for the following kings and queens of the courtroom amongst a really promising era of rising stars. As Caitlin Thompson, the cofounder and writer of Racquet, writes in regards to the US Open home-team hopefuls, it’s been some time since an American cohort grabbed the game’s headlines in such a definitive means. Their backgrounds, types of play, and temperaments couldn’t be extra completely different from each other, however they’re united by their capability to shake off the bags of the previous—to not fear about dwelling as much as legends in favor of turning into legends themselves. Dana Scruggs photographed 13 of those younger American gamers throughout downtime at Roland Garros earlier this season, the place they channeled for her digital camera the charisma that’s serving them so nicely on the tour.

What’s the alternative of serendipitous? No matter that’s, it explains how Naomi Klein, creator of The Shock Doctrine and different vital works of cultural criticism, retains getting blended up with Naomi Wolf, creator of The Magnificence Fantasy, a big work of cultural criticism, although extra lately Wolf has turn into higher referred to as a spreader of COVID-related and different misinformation. For this subject, Klein takes her uncomfortable case of mistaken id and turns it right into a riveting exploration of the trope of the doppelganger in modern tradition. The deeper she goes, the extra pleasant and disturbing all of it turns into, because the two-Naomi drawback begins to exemplify all that’s muddled about an period during which divided selves abound.