L.A.’s Life Artists
February 3, 2015
Patrick Brice insists that his ironic comedy The Overnight is actually very earnest. “The bottom line,” he says, wholesomely, “is that it’s about love.”
From Disney to Dope
February 3, 2015
At Sundance last week, you heard people recommending Dope to fellow festival-goers so often that it became conspicuous—in corporate gifting suites, on the street, at dark and noisy parties, and in line for other films.
Jennifer Connelly, Claudia Llosa and the Art of Empathy
January 30, 2015
Aloft is a lyrical meditation on pain that comes with human fragility.
Ramin Bahrani, Michael Shannon, and the 99.9 Percent
January 28, 2015
99 Homes, the new film from writer-director Ramin Bahrani, begins with a single, three-minute shot. About to be evicted, a man has just killed himself in the bathroom of his Florida family home.
Sundance Film Festival 2015
January 26, 2015
The actors, directors, and artists you need to know from this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Sargent’s Daughters: A Gallery, and a Show There
July 2, 2014
Currently exhibiting at Sargent’s Daughters, a gallery owned and operated by Allegra LaViola and Meredith Rosen in Chinatown, is a group exhibition also called “Sargent’s Daughters.” Forty female artists were asked to contribute works that in some way pay homage to John Singer Sargent, albeit in some loose, abstract manner.
May 9, 2014
It was his unflappable cool on Mad Men, playing Roger Sterling with a kind of crash-dummy composure, slippery on Gibsons, that made John Slattery into a beloved and in-demand actor.
Boyd Holbrook On Film
January 30, 2014
“I don’t give a shit what people think about me,” says Boyd Holbrook over a smoothie at The Snow Lodge at Sundance.
John Boyega: The Best of Next
January 28, 2014
“The softer the name, the harder the man,” states Bambi, the protagonist of Imperial Dreams. Played by young British actor John Boyega, Bambi exemplifies this maxim.
January 27, 2014
“Obidant entered the code: 1121 + 1. Two beeps and the little light turned from red to green…” So begins Obidant, the second novel from fictional fiction author Philip Lewis Freidman.
Sundance Film Festival 2014
January 23, 2014
What to see and who to watch from this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko Plumbs His Archive
December 6, 2013
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko wears a variety of hats as poet, artist, curator, and performer; and at the Miami Theater Center in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach, his latest project incorporates all of them.
Ry Rocklen’s Absolut Sportif
December 4, 2013
Visitors to this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach will find a temporary watering hole, courtesy of artist Ry Rocklen, that offers food for thought as well as custom cocktails.
Art Basel Miami Beach 2013
December 3, 2013
At the beginning of each December, the art world—dealers, curators, artists, gallerists, collectors, fans, and hangers-on—converges on Miami Beach for its installment of Art Basel, the can’t-miss art fair. All week, we’re bringing you coverage of the artists you need to know and the parties that celebrate them.
Discovery: Anna Lunoe
October 7, 2013
Anna Lunoe is a Californian transplant who’s making a name for herself stirring dance music revelers into a frenzy from behind the decks as well as weaving out a sound for herself—as vocalist and producer—that’s as much bucolic melodies as it is shrewd house beats.
Nazanin Boniadi’s Homeland Values
October 4, 2013
On this Sunday’s episode of Homeland, we are introduced to the dynamic character of Fara Sherazi, a Muslim woman who wears a hijab and works for the CIA.
Kesh’s Eyes Have It
July 18, 2013
You may have seen a recent influx of graphic black-and-white clothing, featuring striking, angular eyes, sweeping through the past week. British-born, L.A.-based artist Kesh has been stirring up a commotion with her latest collaboration, this time with American Apparel.
Freida Pinto’s Tales Out of School
March 8, 2013
“Growing up in Bombay, you read stories in the papers about girls being treated as the subordinate sex; going to school was a luxury,” Pinto remembers. This weekend sees the release of Girl Rising, a documentary in which she is featured that narrates the struggles of real girls around the world to obtain educations despite nearly insurmountable obstacles.
Discovery: Frances Bodomo
January 28, 2013
“Boneshaker‘s definitely the first movie that I’m really, really proud of, so of course I was going to submit it to everything and anything,” laughs filmmaker Frances Bodomo. Among the “everything and anything” was the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, where Boneshaker premiered last week—a pretty impressive entrée into the professional film world.
John Slattery is a Natural
December 7, 2012
As he does each week with Roger Sterling, John Slattery is able to imbue the role of Gil in Brian Savelson’s In Our Nature with a raw depth with a mere turn of phrase. Here is an actor who is truly present in his character—and who is absolutely riveting to watch.