The current issue of BULLETT,
featuring cover stars Daniel Radcliffe and Juliette Lewis, is jam-packed with OC friends, including Tavi
, James Franco, Scott Campbell
, Alexa Chung
, Josh Hartnett, and Girls
. Editors Nick and Juliet gave Pardis and me a tour of their office, plus a behind-the-scenes look at the new issue.
Sean Risley: The latest issue, titled "Obsessed," surveys TV and films stars from the 90s and 2000s. Are there any celeb favorites you weren't able to include?
I spent the better part of three months trying to convince Macaulay Culkin to participate in the "Five Films" feature, where we asked actors and directors for behind-the-scenes anecdotes from their most iconic films. In the end, he'd only do it if we paid him. But I was able to track down Thora Birch, Heather Matarazzo (Welcome to the Dollhouse)
, Natasha Lyonne, Anna Chlumsky (My Girl
), and Rider Strong (Boy Meets World
Juliet LeGrand Thompson:
Plus James Van Der Beek and Melissa Joan Hart! My eighth-grade self is pretty excited about the issue. In the future I'd love to do something with Honey Boo Boo Child
SR: I love the editorial where Juliette Lewis fans out on Daniel Radcliffe. As a teen, who were your celebrity crushes?
NH: I used to have it bad for Christina Ricci
and confessed the whole thing to her a couple of years ago. Since she moved to New York, we've become great friends, which is good because it could have ended in a restraining order just as easily. Oh, and I once told Patricia Clarkson something crazy like, "I feel like your eyes are sharing secrets that only I could ever understand."
JLGT: I had this amazing Betsey Johnson cropped sweater that I wore everyday with some vintage Boy Scout shorts and purple Doc Martens, until one of my teachers took me aside and told me that I should change more often. That outfit got me through so many awesome moments, like my first concert—where L7 played topless!
SR: Your website hosts a nice mix of media that includes editorials, contributing journals, and a TV section. How do you find a balance between the printed magazine and the site?
NH: At BULLETT, we
realize that old media and new media are symbiotic, and even though digital platforms offer great features, there's still nothing quite like cracking open a new magazine on a Sunday afternoon. Plus we've added a sticker page, paper dolls, and different paper stocks to our new issue! We put together some amazing video exclusives, short films, and photo galleries on our website. We don't really care how you consume BULLETT
, as long as you're inspired and excited by it.
SR: I had a great time at your holiday party last December! What are some of your favorite BULLETT party moments?
NH: A week before I started working with the magazine, BULLETT
sponsored a dinner party in the Hamptons. I invited Alexander Skarsgård but by the time he and his friends arrived they were shutting down the bar. After a few minutes of whispered panic, the magazine crew ordered a bunch of Rolls Royce cars to drive everyone to a nearby nightclub and hooked us up with bottle service! A great night to get to know your future co-workers!
JLGT: The holiday party could've been a huge disaster! A tree—not just any little ol' tree but a giant FOREST tree—fell onto one of our lovely interns, Chelsey, but she totally took it in her stride and kept tweeting about the party! That's the mentality here: a tree falls and we all work to pick it up and move on. Kinda cheesy but really true.
Grab a copy of the issue here or stop by the store at Ace Hotel!
Photography by Pardis Saberi
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