The ‘promotion’ for PBS’s art series ‘Art21’, which Claire will be hosting this season, has begun. W Magazine has recently talked to her about her culture diet – books, TV shows, movies, songs and more.

PBS’s much beloved art series “Art21” is getting a makeover this season, shifting its focus to the cities artists live in. Plus it’s adding some Hollywood star power with a new host, Claire Danes. The actress got into the art world early on growing up in Soho with two artist parents, and in between filming “Homeland” and raising her three-year old son in Brooklyn, she found time to get to know the Chicago, L.A., Mexico, and Vancouver scenes too – not to mention names like Nick Cave, Barbara Kasten, and Theaster Gates for the new season of “Art21.” Get a taste of her taste before the season premiere next Friday in her culture diet, here.

First thing you read in the morning:
First thing I read is the weather. Then the Times’ Morning Briefing on my phone. Oh, and my lines for the day. Best to cram ’em in right before bed and first thing in the a.m.

Books on your bedside table right now:
Love’s Executioner: & Other Tales of Psychotherapy by Irvin D. Yalom, The Patrick Melrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn, and an alarming stack of home décor magazines.

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The official website for VOGUE Magazine posted an article about the play ‘Dry Powder’, which stars Claire and actor John Krasinski. We have addedthe featured image to our gallery, and you can read the text below.

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Claire Danes and John Krasinski star in the Public Theater’s Dry Powder—a vicious and hilarious drama skewering the people who skewer our global economy.

The catastrophic results of financial recklessness can be found everywhere these days—in headlines, on movie screens (The Big Short). Now the human cost of ruthless greed is coming to the Public Theater in Dry Powder, the 33-year-old Sarah Burgess’s scathingly funny, remarkably assured play about the battle for the soul of a private equity firm, starring Claire Danes and—making his professional stage debut—John Krasinski. Directing is the brilliant Thomas Kail, coming off the triumphs of Hamilton and the live-network-TV broadcast of Grease to helm a chamber piece, albeit one that goes for the jugular. “I had such a strong reaction to the confidence and muscularity and precision of Sarah’s writing,” says Kail, who is staging the play in the round. “I wanted to get all of us as close to the action as possible, to create a mini-colosseum where we could watch these characters crash into each other.”

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Claire is featured in the upcoming issue of People Magazine, in which she talks about Hollywood Body Bullying and sexism. Two images from the beautiful photo session for the issue have been added to our photo gallery, and we’ll be keeping an eye out in case more are released.

Many actresses agree that being a woman in Hollywood isn’t easy, and Claire Danes is raising her voice in support of her fellow actresses and the criticism they’ve confronted about their size. “I feel like my body is monitored and commented on infinitely more than my male counterpart,” the Homeland star tells PEOPLE.

“I remember a couple of Emmys ago, Lena Dunham and I were on the carpet together. We were singled out and criticized for having different body types – I was too skinny and she was too big. She is a dear friend of mine, and it made me angry because this is just how we are.”

Danes was recently nominated for her sixth Emmy Award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her role as Carrie Mathison on Homeland (the role itself has netted her two Emmys and four nominations).

Of the body-shaming criticism that women in Hollywood face, Danes says, “We just take it for granted that it’s acceptable and we really internalize that as normal and fine, and it’s not.”

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Claire is the October covergirl of Harper’s Bazaar! Our gallery has been updated with an image from the cover and a new photoshoot by Alexi Lubomirski, which is featured in the magazine. The issue goes on sale on September 3! Click on the thumbnails below to visit their respective albums.

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As an erratic yet brilliant bipolar CIA agent in Homeland, Claire Danes portrays her character with emotion and truth. Ajesh Patalay finds the actress equally passionate about her son, marriage and love for her work.

My first sighting of Claire Danes is across the Sant Ambroeus in New York, her choice of restaurant for lunch. I arrive on time on what is already a swelteringly hot day. So when the 35-year-old actress tumbles through the door 15 minutes later, she looks flushed and flustered in the way that anyone might who was running behind schedule and had been pounding the sidewalk in the midday sun.

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As you may be aware do to our previous posts, Claire attended last night’s Emmy Awards, accompanied by her husband Hugh Dancy and wearing a beautiful red Givenchy dress. InStyle has published an article about Claire’s preparations for the event, which includes insights by her makeup artist, Matin Maulawizada, and her hairstylist, Peter Butler. Read it below:

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She may have played grunge queen Angela Chase in My So-Called Life, but for tonight’s Emmy Awards, Claire Danes‘s beauty look gave a nod to the more glamorous end of the ’90s. “Claire’s Givenchy dress reminded me of the supermodels at the end of the ’80s and into the early ’90s–Karen Mulder in particular,” her makeup artist Matin tells InStyle exclusively. “She was always perfectly blonde with beautiful lips and eyes, and I’ve been dreaming of doing that look, but in a more modern way.”

Rather than playing up just one area of her face, Matin didn’t skimp on the drama, choosing to emphasize both her eyes and lips against a glowing complexion. “It’s more dramatic than usual, but it’s an ode to those glamorous days of the supermodels,” he adds. Of course, Matin and Danes’s hairstylist Peter Butler had a blast while prepping her for the big event. “Peter and I have been working with her for so many years. Her baby, husband, and parents were around, and it truly felt like being at home,” Matin says. “She was playing really beautiful music, so we were listening to that, chillilng out, and she brought along crafts and trinkets she had picked up in South Africa, so we were opening presents and having a lot of fun.” Keep reading to get a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at how Danes and her glam squad pulled her look together, and to find out how you can recreate it yourself!

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Lesley Mofokeng, from the website City Press, had a chance to talk to Claire on the set of “Homeland” this week. She published an article about their conversation earlier today, and you can read it below:

Vuyo Mbuli must be smiling from the grave. The veteran broadcaster, who died last year, will be proud to know that “sharp sharp” – a phrase he was known for – has caught on with Hollywood royalty. Claire Danes, star of the hit TV series, Homeland, which is shooting in Cape Town, says this is her favourite piece of South African slang.

She intends to keep using it when she goes back home to the US.

“‘Sharp sharp’ is my favourite,” she enthused when City Press visited her on the set of the series.

The actress plays Carrie Mathison, a CIA operations officer with bipolar disorder, in the Golden Globe and Emmy-award winning drama.

“Of course, I know about ‘just now’, ‘now now’ and ‘howzit’. One of my best friends lived in Cape Town for two years and our children are around the same age. She kept calling my son ‘boy’ and I thought that was kind of aggressive, but I actually now see why she was doing that. I also like ‘my lady’ and ‘boss’,” she said.

Not only has her stay been a lesson in linguistics, but Danes has indulged in the culinary delights offered by the fairest Cape. “As for food, I’m now officially on a diet because the food has been effing incredible. When I first got here, I was a little overexcited, so I’m taking a pause for a second so I can head back to the culinary offers again.”

“Cape Town has been good to me, I love being here. It’s one of the most beautiful places I have been to on the planet. I travel pretty extensively and it is breathtakingly beautiful. I’ve been doing these trail runs and I can’t believe this is just a casual run at the end of the day – they have these heavenly views.”

“But I’ve been working hard too and spending the majority of my time at the office, so to speak. I’m also aware of the cultures recalibrating after apartheid. But I’m moved by the beauty of the place and the people have been warm.”