Lost in Stars
October 14, 2014
Stars’ latest offering, No One is Lost, out today, pokes fun at its supposed optimism.
Ballet School on the Brink
September 9, 2014
Happenstance may have brought Berlin-based pop band Ballet School together, but what keeps them making music has nothing to do with the stars.
Back in La Roux
July 21, 2014
Best known for her falsetto voice and toe-tapping synth-pop tracks, London-bred artist Elly Jackson is back on the airwaves— and poised to make waves—with sophomore serving, Trouble in Paradise: a nine-track pop-infused follow-up to her self-titled debut album, La Roux.
Kate Mara, the On-screen Radical
April 17, 2014
The directorial debut of longtime celebrated cinematographer, Wally Pfister (The Dark Knight), Transcendence is an ultra-modern, cautionary tale for the techno-savvy. Kate Mara plays Bree, a radical environmentalist and leader of RIFT (Revolutionary Independence from Technology).
Gillian Jacobs’ Community Values
January 2, 2014
A 30-something high school dropout with a penchant for one-upmanship, wannabe psychologist Britta Perry makes up one-seventh of the most exclusive study group at Greendale Community College.
Say Hello to Judy Greer
October 17, 2013
In the 2013 adaptation of Stephen King’s iconic thriller, Judy Greer plays gentle and unpopular gym teacher Miss Desjardin, who serves as sole champion and confidante to school black sheep Carrie White.
Cracking Oh Land’s Wish Bone
September 19, 2013
Opting for a more bare-bones, less stylized approach with her latest album, Wish Bone, Oh Land’s 13 new tracks still manage to ooze with the same catchy charisma she’s come to be known for.
Marc Forster: The Eye of the Swarm
June 20, 2013
Adapted from Max Brooks’ cult classic of the same name, director Marc Forster’s World War Z stars Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane, a former United Nations employee who is enlisted to weed out the source of a global zombie pandemic threatening to devastate mankind.
Stomaching America’s Hunger Problem
March 1, 2013
Exploring the discrepancy between America’s abundance of natural food resources and the rising number of malnourished Americans in A Place at the Table, documentary filmmakers Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush present three unique hunger cases to color their narrative.
Ellie Goulding’s Halcyon Days
October 15, 2012
Thankfully, while there’s no bad blood between pink-haired pop-star Ellie Goulding and BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James, Goulding’s sophomore album, Halcyon, still manages to tug on all the right heartstrings.
Lauren Greenfield Makes a House Call
July 19, 2012
At 43, Jackie had a (much older) husband (time-share mogul, David Siegel), eight children, insurmountable wealth, and an influential social circle. And so, “because [they] could,” the Siegels began construction on a 90,000-square-foot mega-mansion modeled after the Palace of Versailles. Beautifully crafted, Lauren Greenfield’s documentary about the Siegels, The Queen of Versailles, dives into a world of gaudiness and excess characterized by the 1%.