In its twenty-second issue The Last Magazine has gathered together a group of uncompromising and distinctive rule breakers who are reshaping expectations and challenging assumptions. There are three young actresses who have all successfully made some difficult character choices. more
American Sydney Sweeney broke into the scene with The Handmaid’s Tale and Sharp Objects, while English Florence Pugh and Bel Powley portrayed demanding roles in Lady Macbeth and The Diary of a Teenage Girl. The Los Angeles-based artist and ceramicist Bari Ziperstein explored “The Patterns of Propaganda” in her latest show and is participating in as well as investigating consumerism with her art. Claire Oswalt, from Austin, Texas, is a writer-turned-painter who describes her work as instinctual and paints from her own life. The makeup artist Gucci Westman, who recently launched her new brand Westman Atelier, shares her personal favorites from her own beauty regimen in our “Beauty Picks” series. For their cover story, photographer Cass Bird turns her lens on entrepreneur, model, and activist Ashley Graham, who with her work and her book “A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like” redefined and sparked a conversation about beauty and body stereotypes. This issue was particularly demanding to put together, but it is nevertheless gratifying that they are able to present all these talented and inspiring people in one and the same issue.