The latest project from the multi-pronged creative universe that is James Franco, the film Child Of God, releases its first trailer today. The film, which debuted at the Venice Film Festival back in August, is yet another based on the works of Cormac McCarthy — the others including the novels No Country For Old Men and [...]


21 Aug
From the talented minds of Cormac McCarthy & Ridley Scott

We posted the first teaser trailer for The Counselor back in June — the upcoming thriller written by the peerless Cormac McCarthy (he of The Road and No Country For Old Men) and directed by the occasionally great but spotty Ridley Scott. The Counselor is notable as it’s McCarthy’s first spec screenplay, which means he wrote [...]


Wow, this is one of those films that makes you glad Hollywood exists, which is pretty rare. Let’s start with the fact that it’s written by Cormac McCarthy, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose novels  No Country for Old Men and The Road were already adapted into excellent films (the former more so than the latter). But unlike [...]


Fantasmes formed between Mario Negrón and Darío Morales a few years after meeting one another at high school where they lived in Puerto Rico. Mario released an EP on his own, The Reveller, and soon asked Darío to join the band. After they began working together, however, Mario battled bouts of depression while bandmate Darío relocated to [...]


I don’t know what it is, but I have a soft spot for toys and dolls doing very bad things. Very very bad things. Whether its Barbie committing bloody kitchen decapitations, action figures attacking naked girls and acting like stalking paparazzi, or just straight-up Barbie Porn, something always strikes a satiric chord when the innocent [...]


30 Sep
A civilized chat with post-punk artist Paul McCarthy

When it comes to art, I know a little bit about a few things. I know I love Vermeer, that Guernica is something special, and that Rothko paintings calm me. If you tried to talk to me about such-and-such movement or the difference between pre-Raphaelite blah blah and post-modern so-and-so you’d be met with a very [...]


23 Sep
Start your Saturday night right with some deranged sculptures

So there’s this “art” event called GLOW happening on the beach in Santa Monica this Saturday, but I went to GLOW two years ago when it started and the art all looked pretty damn corporate to me. So corporate that we ended up on the SM Pier drinking tequila gimlets on the rickety roller coaster (that combo [...]


Usually I’m more for the chunkier watches, but I love the bare minimalism of Workshopped’s Pi Watch. Designed by Ben McCarthy, the watch is constructed from stainless steel, and is waterproof to 30 meters. To keep things clean, you access the crown to adjust the time from the back of the watch. Available for $430.

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