One of the first exploitation films to be shown endlessly during the early days of cable, 1980’s The Exterminator is also one of the more grim entries in the genre. Gory, jaded and ambivalent on the merits of the vigilante, it anticipated Bernard Goetz by a few years.
Most of my favorite songs from the upcoming album by Bill Patton are originals, but the man has a way with covers that has revived my enthusiasm about artists playing each other’s songs.
Picture this: a secluded scientist waits in a checkout line for his new love interest to return with an item. An unusual pickup for him, she had invaded his radio interview about bird flu (he’s an expert) and then asked him to bed when they had drinks.
Memory is only important to the living; preservation of art or artifice, while living, is only preparation for possible legacy.
Antonio Pietrangeli’s 1960 film Adua and her Friends (Adua e le Compagne) explores the end of an era and points to future cultural upheaval.
The first in a projected three DVD series, IN/FLUX is a collection of ten short films and videos from Africa.
Those who love hearing fashion discussed as serious art will love this documentary, a portrait of the late iconic French designer, Yves Saint Laurent.
Newsflash: The future is boring, says Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story.“Comedies end in marriage, tragedies in death. Otherwise they aren’t so different,” says the protagonist of Siri Hustvedt‘s “exuberant” new novel, The Summer Without Men.Only posting two stories is kinda lame, we admit. We’ll work on blogging better in the future.
Due to pleasant coincidence and shared taste, Eef Barzelay (Clem Snide, and solo fame) has just recorded an EP of songs by Seattle songwriter Terri Moeller, the voice behind Transmissionary Six and Terri Tarantula.
A sampling of books we are reading this May…
The waters are rising to record highs near our headquarters.
“Prohibition never works,” except as a subject for the latest features on Identity Theory.