If you’d told me Reese Witherspoon and Madonna would be on magazine covers in the same month doing esssentially the same pose, I’d never have believed it.

The story is written by the great Roxane Gay — that is a Drinks With Broads session I am desperately sad I missed, especially as their interview did involve a lot of wine — and sadly the excerpts they’ve allowed people to run don’t really give the entire flavor, so please go read the whole thing. I liked when Madge¬†talked about how irritated she is when people ask why she still makes music and art, because nobody asks Steven Spielberg that question, and she’s right. Why should she stop if she feels she has¬†more to say?

[Photos: Harper’s Bazaar]