Chris Tinkham

Running with Aurora

May 27, 2015

Ever since Aurora Aksnes began writing songs at age nine, melancholy has steadily seeped into her music.

Kate Lyn Sheil’s Video Past and Neftlix Future

October 24, 2014

In writer-director Zachary Wigon’s romantic mystery The Heart Machine, Kate Lyn Sheil plays Virginia, the girlfriend of a Brooklyn freelance writer named Cody (John Gallagher Jr.).

Alex Ross Perry on the Worst of Times

October 15, 2014

Writer-director Alex Ross Perry has a succinct way of describing the narrative link between his films: they depict their protagonists the worst time of their lives.

The 24th Hour

July 14, 2014

Four years ago, Manny Coto and Evan Katz stopped dreaming up new missions for Jack Bauer, the dogged counter-terrorist agent played by Kiefer Sutherland on Fox’s serial thriller, 24.

Amy Seimetz’s Safe Haven

May 28, 2014

Amy Seimetz is fascinated by cults. It’s an interest that began long before she was cast in writer/director Ti West’s latest spine-chilling film, the Jonestown-inspired The Sacrament.

Birdy’s Fire Next Time

April 16, 2014

Jasmine van den Bogaerde, the 17-year-old English singer/songwriter known as Birdy, was given the nickname by her parents when she was a baby, because of how wide she would open her mouth while being fed.

David Duchovny: From Californication to the Summer of Love

April 10, 2014

Hank Moody, the charismatically debauched novelist played by David Duchovny on Showtime’s long-running series, Californication, has a habit of letting people down and a knack for charming his way back into their good graces.

SXSW’s Manhattan Murder Mystery

March 11, 2014

Wild Canaries, the new film from husband-and-wife duo Lawrence Michael Levine and Sophia Takal, which premiered at SXSW this week, is built within the framework of old Hollywood genre pictures.

Diane Birch Finds Her Golden Age

January 22, 2014

Last fall, Diane Birch released her sophomore LP, Speak a Little Louder, a self-reflective, emboldening collection that saw the artist expanding her sonic palette with synth textures and more robust rhythms. 

Meg Myers’ Star Chart

August 7, 2013

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Meg Myers confesses that she’s not very good at expressing herself in speech. As a performer, however, she’s prone to unleashing intense flurries of emotion.