Katie Fischer

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.

Sterling Debut

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.

The Misanthrope

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.