Maggie Lange

Exclusive Track Premiere: ‘Late at Night,’ Pell

February 28, 2017

At 24, New Orleans rapper Pell is still forming his sound and a happy bounce and ethereal wordplay are becoming his style signatures.

Skin Town Enters the Room

October 30, 2013

Even with a grindhouse horror movie name, the sound that emerges from Skin Town is un-campy, sexy, and glamorous.

Nick Wechsler’s Revenge Fantasy

October 28, 2013

On Revenge, Nick Wechsler plays the long-suffering boy next-door, lovelorn and forlorn. A father, dog-owner, and kindly older brother, he’s the decent, steady character, often used as the indignantly mistreated pawn in everyone else’s scheming.

Diablo Cody’s Lamb in Las Vegas

October 17, 2013

In keeping with the audacious feminist screenwriter and cheeky catch-phrase coiner who created them, Diablo Cody’s protagonists radiate an up-front intelligence, delivered with a snappish eloquence.

Chris Messina Doesn’t Play Favorites

November 20, 2012

It’s a strange thing to hear from someone cast in what seems like most everything right now—blockbusters (Ben Affleck’s Argo), acclaimed indie flicks (Matt Ross’s 28 Hotel Rooms), rom-com sitcoms (Mindy Kaling’s The Mindy Project), walk-and-talk cultural critiques (The Newsroom) and hard-hitting legal thrillers (Damages)—but Chris Messina confesses that he wishes he was acting in the 1970s.

Checking In with Marin Ireland

November 16, 2012

Marin Ireland has a savvy intuition for playing women who shield their secrets with intimidating strength.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson: The Bemused Exasperation Expert

October 16, 2012

There is something about Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s exasperation—the actor has perfected grimaces, halted gesticulations, and balked speech. Ferguson is best known for playing Mitchell Pritchett in Modern Family, a role that has earned him three consecutive Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2010, 2011, and 2012).

The Savage American

June 1, 2012

Matt D’Elia wrote, directed, produced, and starred as the outlandish iconoclast Jimmy in his debut film American Animal. But it’s not a personal film, we agreed, even though D’Elia, 27, lent his Los Angeles apartment for the set. D’Elia’s ferocious and wild character could never direct a movie.

Discovery: Andrew Huang

March 27, 2012

Andrew Huang’s 10-minute short film “Solipsist” is subdued Technicolor. In “Solipsist,” vivid face paint, synaptic feathers, gathering neon dust, and levitated, beaded jellyfish create a world that’s both naturalistic and surreal.