Jared Leto and his brother Shannon are on the cover of Four Two Nine (#02). Inside, they discuss their feelings toward gay people, after Shannon requests and is given a definition for “LGBT.” Jared says:
“It's interesting. I think we think less about LGBT people and more about just people. For us, growing up with a really liberal single mom and also in a very creative environment, people were just people.”
The guys go on to discuss their rockstar status and growing up in the South in the article, which is the cover story of the magazine's “Family Issue.”
Ageless (actually, he's 40 today) Jared Leto looks lithe and loony in New York (January 2—9, 2012). The piece correctly singles out the messianic flirtations of Leto and his band 30 Seconds to Mars. Leto says:
"I have this drive to help deliver all of us—me included—to a place where we can feel free."
Kudos to him for taking music seriously (he hasn't acted in a film in years), but I must say that when I saw the band do a fan gathering, it bordered on creepy. (And one of them gushing how Atlas Shrugged had changed his life didn't help me away from that feeling.) But I still wanted a picture with him.
I spent February 19 through February 23 in L.A., and I'm not quite sure what to say about it this time. I've been plenty of times since my first trip (after which I NYCnootily decided it was a vapid waste of space) and have come to enjoy visiting and to cherish the internalized feeling it gives me. There is something about it that feels like an alternate reality; maybe just because I don't live there and it's the biggest place I've been to outside of NYC.
But since my trip was so much about my dayjob, I feel a bit hindered from going on and on about every detail. Instead, I'll keep it shortish and heavy on the imagery.