If Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Tumblr don't allow you to air quite enough of your private life, Miranda July's got the app for you. The filmmaker, artist, and author launched Somebody today, a messaging service that enlists strangers to verbally deliver your messages.
There are actors (like Peter O'Toole and Glenn Close) who've gotten nominated a whole lot of times and never won. Yet. But how about the ones who've never even been nominated? In the case of the dead ones, I'm pretty sure they never will be! Now that's gotta hurt. Here are some of the top omission ... More >>
Bar d'O was a gay-drenched downtown restaurant which lit up the '90s with a live, intimate cabaret show that was racy, soulful, and right up on your plate. The place closed, but fortunately it never really went away. For eight years, Indochine has been hosting Bar d'O reunion shows, and the one las ... More >>
Rentboy.com is the famed escort site for those who like tender lovin' at the rate of approximately $250 an hour. And now I know how the money-making works. At Rentboy's holiday party last night at Westgay (celebrated by the revelers in the above and below photos), the site's director told me that ... More >>
You may kiss the bride's ass
No one plays a legendary movie star like another movie star--I mean, they really know how it's done, or at least they're willing to trot out their best mannerisms and try. Here are some of the most memorable examples (some because they're brilliant, others because they're glittery trash) of filmla ... More >>
Of Montreal w/Jens Lekman McCarren Park Friday, June 15 Better than: Listening to Diamond Dogs during your "Poststructuralism and Feminist Theory" seminar. Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman's loss was serendipitous curation's gain during the Northside Festival's biggest show. Onstage alone du ... More >>
Critics elaborate on their votes, their favorite movie moments of the year and OK OK WE GET IT YOU LIKE MARGARET
Contenders are piling up in the theaters-here are the ones to watch
The big news to emerge from yesterday's New York Film Critics Circle voting--held early this year to scoop the other year end awards--is, of course, the second coming of homeboy Harvey Weinstein. Not only was The Artist voted best picture and its director Michel Hazanavicius anointed Best Director ... More >>
5 complex female characters, 5 remarkable performances
For some reason, creative visionaries have felt emboldened to spill their deep, dark admiration for Adolf Hitler in public lately. First, designer John Galliano was ruined for screaming such thoughts at someone he felt deserved to be in an oven. And now, filmmaker Lars von Trier has been ba ... More >>
Friars do Quentin Tarantino to a turn; Miami's pretty hot, too
• In the wake of Tropical Storm Agatha, there is a giant sinkhole in Guatemala City, and it is terrifying. "It may look like it's impossible to fix, but we've done it before," says David de Leon, spokesman for the Guatemala disaster response agency. Video of the sinkhole here. • BP has l ... More >>
"4. They've been romantically linked to Kirsten Dunst." Good gravy, Brooklyn really is the center of the universe! Just wait until People hears about the Wesleyan Mafia.
Photos by Angela Ashman. It was the kind of avant-garde spectacle that fashion outsiders would mock. Models, one by one, snipped away pieces of a spiral white dress worn by a model in the center of the room, until she was left wearing nothing but a bandeau top and high-waisted briefs. But ... More >>
Look, Max Fischer is all grown up! Photos by David Wentworth. "What are you doing to me?" a model was overheard saying to the makeup artist backstage at Band of Outsiders who was covering up her creamy pale complexion with a thick layer of golden-bronze makeup. Sorry, dear, but you were ... More >>
This flick put Sofia Coppola on the map
Third time brings harm to the Spidey franchise; Peter Parker to wear a bubble skirt in 4.
The Strokes and Kanye West entreat the bold-faced masses. Bemused vulgarity ensues.
Sofia Coppola pays opulent tribute to the innocent boredom of a teen queen
In Cannes's second week, Coppola falters, Linklater rebounds, and Spanish-language films surge
In the shadow of Da Vinci, Cannes '06's first great film: A visionary American comedy about the end of times
Town bawl: Killer tunes, copious tearjerking can't cover up Crowe's patchwork plot
How to totally blow your tax refund
Tousled bleach jobs, one-eyed stiffs: Neo-epic drops its veils but keeps the nookie offscreen
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let Down Your Long-Held Assumptions
Chick flicks flip the script: Julia does a Robin and Yorkshire's finest go the full mumsy
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