Poet Laureate of Nowhere

The poet Solmaz Sharif takes a certain pleasure from the scene at airports when flights are delayed and the people around her are frustrated and tired. “I have a sense of, ‘Welcome. Welcome to how I feel all the time,’” she told me this past December. Interview by Rozina Ali for Lux Magazine.

Dennis Rodman, Bad Boy for Life

He’s had a Hall of Fame career in the NBA, where he pushed buttons and fashioned himself into a gender-exploding rock star. (And collected five rings, too.) But when you peel away the attitude, and the hair, and the piercings and tattoos, who is Dennis Rodman underneath it all? By Mychal Denzel Smith for GQ.