Conor Williams

Phil Elverum in 2020

August 7, 2020

After 17 years, the Microphones lead returns to music with a 45-minute song. We spoke with him while in his element: building a house in the middle of the woods.

Inside the Impenetrable Mind of Andy Warhol

April 28, 2020

The author of the world’s most comprehensive Warhol biography discusses the artist as hidden genius, gay man, and one-time star of “The Love Boat.”

William E. Jones Loves Pissing People Off

March 17, 2020

The iconoclastic artist on his latest novel “I’m Open to Anything,” a queer coming-of-age tale about the art of fisting.

The Moment the Oscars Lost Themselves

February 10, 2020

Why was Eminem there? To perform “Lose Yourself,” apparently, the timely, undeniable hit song of 2020.

Phillip Youmans and Benh Zeitlin on Filmmaking, Curiosity, and New Orleans

February 10, 2020

“It’s almost pointless to try to separate ourselves from our writing. It already happened, you know? Our writing is infused with us, no matter what.”

Joaquin Phoenix Through the Years

February 7, 2020

As Joaquin Phoenix faces a potential Oscar win on Sunday for his role in Todd Phillips’ Joker, we took a look back at the times he’s graced our pages.

Khushi and James Blake Debate the Philosophical Merits of Diplo’s Instagram Caption

January 29, 2020

Kalim Patel’s debut album “Strange Seasons” is ten years in the making—and that’s just how he likes it.

How Kazu Hiro Turned Charlize Theron Into Megyn Kelly

January 29, 2020

The Oscar-nominated makeup artist on the film “Bombshell” describes transforming Hollywood’s most recognizable faces into Fox News magnates.

Jonas Mekas and the Weight of Memory

January 20, 2020

Within just over 800 pages, “I Seem To Live” encapsulates a great deal of Jonas’ diary entries, these ones written between 1950 and 1969.

The Disappearing Act of Benedetta Barzini

January 2, 2020

Barzini is a Marxist feminist, former model, and muse of Dalí. The newly released documentary “The Disappearance of My Mother” is an attempt by her son to pin down his mother’s many multitudes.

Exit Poll: In Fabric, Peter Strickland’s Sinister Sartorial Satire

December 16, 2019

The film is a sardonic take on the sartorial, a wry horror flick that wears its giallo influence on its bloodied couture sleeve.

Denis Sulta Sings Both Parts in the Elton John and George Michael Duet

November 27, 2019

Sulta waxes poetic on Channing Tatum, the skinniest jeans he’s ever seen, and what makes a house party scarier than the largest crowds he’s ever played to. 

Rosalie Varda on the Enduring Legacy of Her Mother, Agnès

November 20, 2019

The final film from the legendary French filmmaker is out this week.

Into: David Lynch’s Decapitated Mickey Mouse

November 20, 2019

The filmmaker’s new art exhibition “Squeaky Flies in the Mud” is an oh-so-Lynchian marriage between innocence and depravity.