Hannah Mandel

The Artist and Her Husband

August 14, 2013

Yes, Cutie and the Boxer is a documentary about an unlikely couple. However, unlike most stories of oddly matched pairs, Cutie and the Boxer does not celebrate an effortless, transcendent romance that defies logic.

California Dreaming

June 24, 2013

To suggest that the legacy of California Conceptual artists in the 1960s and ’70s is an ongoing influence in the art world would be a gross understatement.

Molding in Brooklyn: Ursula von Rydingsvard’s Ona

June 5, 2013

In the small, dark hours of a late summer morning, sculptor Ursula von Rydingsvard and several workers will drive a large truck into central Brooklyn, quietly and hurriedly diverting traffic to install a bronze sculpture. The journey of Ona, from concept to object, spans continents, materials, and decades, but is intrinsically linked to its final resting location: Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

Troy Brauntuch’s Dark Matter

May 10, 2013

When Interview sat down with artist Troy Brauntuch in 1983, he described, concretely, the thinking that has come to be a defining characteristic of his oeuvre. “It’s the dilemma of consciousness trying to decide what to make us see,” Brauntuch said.

Trailer Face-Off: The Kings of Summer vs. The Way Way Back

April 25, 2013

This week: The Kings of Summer vs. The Way Way Back, two coming-of-age comedies about teenage boys finding themselves over the course of a summer.

Exclusive Video Premiere: ‘Among the Sef,’ Colin Stetson

April 22, 2013

Steeped in a profoundly innovative practice and sound, the Michigan-born, Montreal-based saxophonist, composer, and vocalist Colin Stetson makes songs that resonate deeply; innovative layers of pealing, dredging horns with wordless vocals. The video we’re pleased to premiere today, “Among the Sef,” is a beautiful, haunting meditation.

Exclusive Video Premiere: ‘Waves,’ Blondfire

April 22, 2013

With rising temperatures comes great anticipation—namely for the summer pop hit.

Weekend News Roundup! Do You Even Know Who I Am?

April 22, 2013

Here’s our compendium of pop-culture news you may havemissed while you were doing more important things over the weekend.

Weekend News Roundup! It’s Tough to be Winnie the Pooh in Times Square

April 15, 2013

Here’s our compendium of pop-culture news you may have missed while you were doing more important things over the weekend.

Trailer Face-Off: The Happy House vs. Sun Don’t Shine

April 10, 2013

This week: The Happy House vs. Sun Don’t Shine, two independent films about young couples on trips gone horribly awry.

New Again: Robert Downey Jr.

April 9, 2013

Robert Downey Jr.’s life in the movie industry reads like a Hollywood script of its own: a troubled but privileged childhood, a meteoric rise to fame, and a catastrophic fall from the top.

Exclusive Song Premiere: ‘Tongues,’ Joywave (Feat. KOPPS)

April 9, 2013

The first single from Joywave’s forthcoming 88888 mixtape, “Tongues” (featuring Rochester DJ KOPPS), is a bedroom-eyed, bopping electronic romp. Armbruster’s voice is silky and thin, laid over beats that are at once bubbly and heavy, with soul-inspired horn interludes reminiscent of Britain’s Hot Chip.

Katrín Sigurdardóttir’s Sequence of Experience

April 8, 2013

Katrín Sigurdardóttir’s sculptures and installations redefine preconceptions surrounding architecture, history, and memory. Currently based in New York, Sigurdardóttir will be representing Iceland at the 55th Venice Biennale, opening in June. It is a well-deserved honor for the artist, who has exhibited, lectured, and diligently and prolifically created at a diverse array of venues, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA PS1, and Art in General.

Weekend News Roundup! Harry Styles’ Pants, Pork in Ikea’s Moose

April 8, 2013

Here’s our compendium of pop-culture news you may have missed while you were doing more important things over the weekend.

Trailer Face-Off: What Maisie Knew vs. Much Ado About Nothing

March 18, 2013

This week: What Maisie Knew vs. Much Ado About Nothing, two cinematic adaptations of classics about privileged people in breaking romances.

First Dibs: Céline Fall 2013 Leather Boots

March 14, 2013

Even though it’s starting to get warmer, we can’t resist the timeless, pervasive call of good leather boots.

Why is Gender Relevant?

March 12, 2013

­Melanie Bonajo’s sculptures, photographs, performances, and publications offer a break—a suspended moment in digital time. The Berlin and Amsterdam-based artist, whose solo show, “One Question, Three Rooms, 44 Possible Answers” is on view through March 30 at New York’s P.P.O.W., makes work that employs a unique strain of raw immediacy.

Most Wanted: Balenciaga Hybride Derby Pump

March 12, 2013

With an architectural block heel and colorblocked navy and black leather styling, Balenciaga’s Hybride Derby Pump is the perfect twist on a much-revered classic­: the Oxford heel.

Exclusive Song Premiere: ‘Caitlin,’ Jamaican Queens

March 12, 2013

Detroit band Jamaican Queens have emerged as an extraordinarily unique force within the past year—a ragtag compilation of heavy hip-hop beats, pop hooks, and brutally disturbing lyrics.

First Dibs: Lanvin Necklace Fall 2013

March 8, 2013

With blown-up scrawl, a reflective surface, and a slightly oversized chain, Lanvin’s Cool necklace harkens back to teenage mall days, boomboxes on the subway, inexpensive street jewelry, and customizable nameplate necklaces­.