A long lost interview with Tupac Shakur dating back to 1994 gets animated as part of PBS’s Blank On Blank series. The idea of the series is to expose little known journalist interviews with celebrities — often posthumously — by giving a visual to the spoken word. This time it’s writer Benjamin Svetkey who interviews [...]


Wes Anderson returns with the trailer to his latest film offering, The Grand Budapest Hotel. Although Wes certainly has his tropes — not to mention favorite actors — the release of one of his films is always something to look forward to. His newest exercise of whimsy revolves around Gustave H (played by Ralph Fiennes) and [...]


1 May
Fred Armisen as the frontman of the only pro-Thatcher punk band

In one of the funnier Saturday Night Live skits of late, longtime SNL staple Fred Armisen plays Ian Rubbish — fictional frontman of the punk band Ian Rubbish & the Bizzarros. It’s pretty clear from the History Of Punk skit that Armisen is a huge fan of the music, as his portrayal of a late [...]


10 Apr
The industrial shoegaze sounds of London

Binary’s EP Amber came out right before the vernal equinox on March 18, released through their own imprint, Echoplex Records. The music on this, their latest, engages as it builds. The confessional symbolism on the first track (and their first single) “You Need the Blue Key” establishes the London-based band’s place in the universe of industrial shoegaze — [...]


What does a boiling tsunami of blood inside a corridor evoke in your mind? What if everything you think about what you know is wrong and is really just the plot of some rubiginous politico and his ploys for mass genocide? Enter Room 237, a documentary directed by Rodney Ascher about the mysteries behind the [...]


“Instead of war on poverty, they got a war on drugs so the police can bother me.” Remember these lyrics timelessly spoken by one Tupac Shakur? Breaking the Taboo is a documentary-esque film shedding light on the infamous Reagan-initiated War on Drugs, attempting to underscore the policy’s flaws since it was launched back in day. [...]


One of our favorite daily reading websites is without a doubt Grantland. Founded and helmed by Bill Simmons — author of Now I Can Die In Peace, The Book Of Basketball and a sports writer without equal — Grantland serves as the nexus of where sports collides with pop culture, and explodes in a fireworks [...]


27 Feb
A retro styled shoot featuring Upton in red heels & very little else

It sure does seem like Kate Upton’s been everywhere lately, whether it’s Taking It (Mostly) All Off For Esquire, or Running Around In a Bikini Doing Stuff, the 19-year old blond bombshell seems to be unstoppable ever since her eyebrow-raising cover for Sports Illustrated‘s Swimsuit Issue.  This time she’s taking it all off for another [...]

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