June 25

Fans and friends surround you, but still you remain aloof, guarding your secrets and your true self. GEORGE ORWELL—actually named Eric Arthur Blair—hid behind his pen name and used satire as a favored style of writing. More than three decades since the release of the song “You’re So Vain,” Carly Simon still won’t reveal who it’s about. It took GEORGE MICHAEL years to reveal his sexuality publicly—not that it’s any of our business, of course. But no one pulls off cool and aloof like the traveling foodie ANTHONY BOURDAIN. He manages to tell you bluntly what he’s thinking while still making you wonder what he’s all about. If we knew how he pulls off both at once, we’d bottle it and sell it next to Emeril’s special sauce. And then Tony would probably call us sellouts.