By Rachel Tashjian, Sam Schube and Daniel Varghese
No surprises here, given the year. We all need to wear masks—so here's a running list of designers producing them.
By Zach Baron
Nobody in Hollywood is more suited to thriving during lockdown than Robert Pattinson, the once reluctant movie star who’s stepping back into the spotlight with a new Christopher Nolan blockbuster and then The Batman. That is, if he can find his phone. Or turn on his computer. Or keep from burning down his kitchen.
By Julia Ioffe
He was a senior CIA official tasked with getting tough on Russia. Then, one night in Moscow, Marc Polymeropoulos's life changed forever. He says he was hit with a mysterious weapon, joining dozens of American diplomats and spies who believe they’ve been targeted with this secret device all over the world—and even at home, on U.S. soil. Now, as a CIA investigation points the blame at Russia, the victims are left wondering why so little is being done by the Trump administration.
By Will Welch
First he changed the sound of popular music. Then he revolutionized fashion and sneakers. Now, Kanye West is redesigning the very building blocks of family life—food, clothing, and shelter—and he’s claimed thousands of acres in Wyoming as a test site for his ideas. We followed West from Cody to Calabasas, and from Cabo San Lucas to Paris, to see it all firsthand—and to talk to him about his next album, his “altered ego,” and his renewed faith in God.
By Sam Knight
For our money, he's the best Bond yet—a searching soulful actor who managed to turn the campy secret agent into a three-dimensional character. Now as the world gears up for Daniel Craig's final film as 007 nears, he offers some rare reflection on the franchise he redefined and the icon he reimagined.
By Daniel Riley
He found superstardom and artistic acclaim instantaneously. Now, with unique candor, the actor of a generation reveals what it’s like to come of age in our very upside-down era.
By Gabriella Paiella
Steve Buscemi has seen it all. He was hit by a car and a bus as a kid, was once stabbed in a bar fight, volunteered as a firefighter during 9/11, and somewhere along the way became one of the most accomplished film actors of his generation. And then tragedy struck: In 2019, Buscemi lost his wife of over 30 years. In a rare interview, Hollywood's most beloved misfit opens up about anxiety, loss, and the hard work of getting through it all.
By Zach Baron
The actor, director, and GQ Icon of the Year is the one thing we can all agree on—at a time when we can’t agree on anything.
By Josh Dean
They were an all-star crew. They cooked up the perfect plan. And when they pulled off the caper of the century, it made them more than a fortune—it made them folk heroes.
By Laura Bassett
The (now-former) Hardball anchor frequently demeans women guests with objectifying and belittling comments, both on and off air.
By Doug Bock Clark
At the start of the coronavirus outbreak, one ill-fated cruise ship became a symbol for the panic and confusion that would soon engulf the globe. Doug Bock Clark uncovers what two harrowing weeks trapped aboard the ocean liner felt like—for unsuspecting tourists, for frightened crew members, even for the captain himself.
By Brett Martin
We venture into the peculiar alternate reality of Larry David and begin to wonder: Is the world's most infamously neurotic man actually its most self-actualized?
By Zach Baron
Tech oracle Jaron Lanier warned us all about the evils of social media. Too few of us listened. Now, in the most chaotic of moments, his fears—and his bighearted solutions—are more urgent than ever.
By Daniel Riley
Koepka is collecting majors at a record clip while upending the tour's social norms, wearing Off-White on the course—and making clear he wouldn't mind changing the game forever.
By Christopher Solomon
Couples pledge many things to one another. When my father grew ill, one promise tested everything about my parents' long and happy life together, and forced my mother to wonder how she would keep her word—and also whether she should.
By Alex W. Palmer
When the country shut down and the highways thinned out, a stealthy group of amateur car obsessives glimpsed an opportunity to revive the fabled cannonball run—the highly daring, absurdly illegal cross-country endurance race. And in the record-breaking frenzy that followed, they became legends of the unlikeliest pastime of the pandemic age.
By Wesley Lowery
At a time of immense political polarization, the newsman of the year appears on TV each night to help translate. Maybe that’s why we keep tuning in.
By Zach Baron
A decade after bottoming out and cleaning up, Jason Isbell has become the last of his kind: a guitar-playing, compulsively honest, relentlessly consistent songwriter. Oh, and he slays on Twitter too. Zach Baron goes to Isbell's family home near Franklin, Tennessee, and finds there's no question the four-time Grammy winner won't answer.
By Kelefa Sanneh
Post Malone has a cheerful, chaotic, beer-drunk image. But somehow he keeps churning out perfectly crafted pop anthems. To sort out the contradictions, Kelefa Sanneh hunkers down with the most reliable hitmaker in America.
By The Editors of GQ
Judging by the number of readers who came through, all the fathers, brothers, boyfriends, buddies and more received some solid presents this year.
By Yang-Yi Goh, Sam Schube
From the stone-cold classic to the low-key underrated to the…well, less-than-GOAT, we ranked the greatest basketball sneaker line in history.
By Knox Robinson
It was one of sport’s great question marks: Is it humanly possible to run 26.2 miles in under two hours? Then Eliud Kipchoge did it. What followed was international fame—and plenty of controversy. So we flew to Kipchoge’s ultra-rarefied Kenyan training ground to meet the man who pulled off the impossible.
23. Who Is Zack Bia?
By Samuel Hine
He’s a very popular Google search. A DJ, occasionally. An influencer, certainly. And, apparently, one of Drake’s best buds. Which all still begs the question: Who, exactly, is Zack Bia? And why do so many people care?
By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Saweetie is a breakout L.A. rapper. Quavo is a Migo. And their romance started out as modern as any: with a DM slide and a messy first date at the strip club.
By Taylor Rooks
Writer Taylor Rooks spent months inside the most ambitious plan in sports and saw how the players stayed sane.
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