With last year's head-nodding "Work" A$AP Ferg became the most visible member of A$AP Mob not named Rocky or A$AP Yam's birthmark. Now, the remix is here, and it, as they say, go hard. How hard? Well, at one point "Pakistan" is rhymed with "Columbine." We'll let you guess whose stroke of genius that ... More >>
Editor's note: In "Tweets Is Watching," Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline.
A$AP Ferg is gearing up for the release of his Trap Lord mixtape, which should build on the success of his anthem-in-the-making "Work" and establish him as the ... More >>
RiFF RAFF may get all the the love as the King of Incomprehensible Tweets, but the title of Queen goes to Cher. While she may not have Harmony Korine ready to pen a book of tweet interpretations, the near-EGOTer has roughly 1.3 million followers who eagerly await her tweets, which, on any given day, ... More >>
If you think Oz The Great and Powerful is a scandal, wait till you see James Franco in Spring Breakers, in which he's Alien, a cornrowed, silver-toothed rapper/dealer who watches Scarface on heavy rotation, goes down on guns on command, and has a lovely artistic side to match his psychotic one.
In ... More >>
As you know, this week's column is a wildly informative tete-a-tete with Harmony Korine, the 40-year-old provocateur whose latest act of outrage is Spring Breakers, in which James Franco takes some vacationing babes on an immorality spree.
The movie's a big hit and has gotten some raves, so I aske ... More >>
And how could I resist?
It was a trip to paradise, after all.
And the fest was described thusly:
"A quasi yearly event held at iconic Miami venues that showcases films created by emerging regional filmmakers telling Miami stories that go beyond the typical portrayal of the city as a beautiful but ... More >>
This is a blog post about two movies that were screened for the press within the first 24 hours of the Toronto Film Festival, both of which feature three-way sex scenes. In Spring Breakers, characters played by James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson "do it" in a swimming pool; in Do Not Dis ... More >>
If Noz and The Onion collaborated, they might come up with a scenario like this one: Gucci Mane and Selena Gomez star in a Harmony Korine-directed film alongside James Franco, whose character is loosely based on the little-known YouTube rapper Riff Raff. But, of course, this is the era of trollgaze, ... More >>
A few months back, we noted an interesting discrepancy in the New York Times coverage of the last New York Film Festival.
While critics A.O. Scott and Stephen Holden were unusually harsh in their characterization of the festival as a whole -- the "grimmest in memory," "a high-minded form of ... More >>
Flying Lotus, yet another outstanding cultural accessory to smoking weed. Photo by Timothy SaccentiIn this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla writes the definitive piece on the Hold Steady's newest, Heaven Is Whenever, while Mike Powell explains the omnivorous electronic headphone music of L. ... More >>
Who knows what goes on behind the closed doors, locked file cabinets, and day-to-day routines of the NYPD? Other than them, nobody. Which is one of the reasons why one of New York's Finest saw fit to record his life among their ranks, and shed light on some of the darker aspects of those who ... More >>