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See All the 2018 WSJ. Magazine Innovators

See All the 2018 WSJ. Magazine Innovators

Film Innovator

Jonah Hill Makes Directing Look Easy

Once Hollywood’s go-to comedic sidekick, the two-time Oscar nominee is the writer and director of a new film, ‘Mid90s’

By Jason Gay, Photography by Craig McDean, Styling by Julie Ragolia

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Two-time Oscar nominee Jonah Hill takes on his most natural role yet: director.
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Philanthropy Innovator

How the Record-Breaking Sale of a Lichtenstein Painting Changed Agnes Gund’s Life

An art collector and patron turns her talents to criminal justice

By Derek Blasberg, Photography by Taryn Simon

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By combining two of her passions-art and philanthropy-Agnes Gund is making a lasting mark in both worlds.
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Design Innovator

In ‘Black Panther,’ Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter Found a Career-Defining Challenge

‘Black Panther’ pushed Carter to abandon rigorous historicism for fantastical Afrofuturism—and put her talents in even higher demand

By Rob Haskell, Photography by Ethan James Green, Styling by Patti Wilson

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Though she has dabbled in spoofs and sci-fi and rom-coms, Ruth E. Carter Carter is, above all, a historicist.
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Food Innovator

David Chang’s Culinary Universe Is Still Growing

“It’s like, ‘Be better or f—ing see you later.’”

By Alex Bhattacharji, Photography by Dario Catellani, Styling by Giovanni Dario Laudicina

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David Chang was sick of the notion that great cooking was the exclusive province of fine dining, so he changed the whole industry.
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Technology Innovator

How Nonny de la Peña, the “Godmother of VR,” Is Changing the Mediascape

Long considered a pioneer of virtual and augmented reality, de la Peña unveils her latest breakthrough

By Ryan Bradley, Photography by Gregory Harris

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How do we shake ourselves out of our extremely personalized versions of reality? Nonny de la Peña has the answer.
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Architecture Innovator

Swiss Architecture Firm Herzog & De Meuron Celebrates 40 Years

And Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron celebrate 60 years of friendship

By Ian Volner, Photography by Juergen Teller

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After 40 years, the Swiss firm’s ideas and approaches are still fresh with each new project.
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Television Innovator

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is a Powerhouse on the Rise

With ‘Fleabag’ and ‘Killing Eve,’ the writer-actor-producer has emerged as one of television’s most distinctive voices—and she’s looking forward to her next act

By David Kamp, Photography by Jamie Hawkesworth, Styling by Emilie Kareh

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With Killing Eve, Phoebe Waller-Bridge slayed a new genre.
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Entertainment Innovator

How John Legend Found His Voice

To add to chart-topping ballads, Oscar-winning anthems, Emmy-winning broadcasts, Tony-winning revivals and a holiday album, the singer-songwriter has emerged as a force for social justice

By Alan Light, Photography by Thurstan Redding, Styling by Karen Kaiser

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John Legend’s mind is always on his politics, even when he’s making music.
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Fashion Innovator

Ralph Lauren Wants People to Feel Good About Their Country

Over five decades, the designer has created a sweeping vision of America. Now he’s looking ahead to what’s next for his $9.85 billion corporation

By Christina Binkley, Photography by Cass Bird

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After five decades, the iconic designer Ralph Lauren is still looking ahead.
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