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.
Looking back at the history of K Records
Here's Nick Pinkerton on two highly anticipated films from NYFF's main slate: Brian De Palma's Passion and Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha: Brian De Palma and Noah Baumbach have become thick as thieves--odd when one considers that the two filmmakers' bodies of work seem, on the surface, to have positive ... More >>
McSweeney’s presents two new books
The best movie of the year (that you haven't been able to see). And 9 more picks.
A visit to the worlds biggest annual theater bash
A story collection casts its spell
Director Evan Glodell talks breakups and homemade bombs. Plus, summer film picks.
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
A visual evolution of the New York sound
Time's running out to catch this amazing pop-up
Spend an evening with Black Clock magazine
In the week "I ain't shoot nobody in like...since the early 90's" irretrievably entered the American lexicon, we learned with some dismay that David Carradine very likely left this earth the hard way. And more grim news: Koko Taylor, 1928-2009. Live: Doves cry at Terminal Hall, Art Brut's second-ni ... More >>
Last year's International Triennale of Contemporary Art in Japan featured this epically twee but also somewhat transfixing work by Miranda July, called The Hallway. It's pretty much the metaphor you guessed it was: "As you walk, you realize you'll be walking down this hall for the rest of your lif ... More >>
"Brainwave": Darren Aronofsky The Rubin Museum March 19 Once, at a Q A following an early screening of The Fountain, Darren Aronofsky's long-anticipated film about a tripartite Hugh Jackman questing after immortality, I asked the director what was up with all the poking. (To wit: There's that hallu ... More >>
Parker Posey reads Miranda July
In the week Will Oldham said getting cum out of a 13-year-old boy was "easy as hell," we watched Michael Steele throw the final bon mot into the bonfire of his own political career. Revlon somehow had the nerve to ask if Rihanna was an "appropriate spokesperson" for Covergirl, which, congratulations ... More >>
Autumn De Wilde"It's kind of the opposite of what you do." "Brainwave": Miranda July The Rubin Museum March 7 The Rubin Museum's Brainwave series asks: "What can science learn from art and meditation in its exploration of the brain?" Compelling at first, the idea can be somewhat clinical and voye ... More >>
Marking the final edition of the NYUFF, one-time director Ed Halter looks back. And forward.
Voice writers pick their favorite 20 books of the year
In Wristcutters, the afterlife is just a lousier version of real life. Oh, and Tom Waits is there.
Fading towns but rising talent in Rebecca Curtis's debut story collection
Miranda Julynow an author, toodiscovers the fine art of the epileptic fit
Granta once again takes bets on the nation's young literary talent
As technologies evolve and priorities shift, media nonprofits struggle to stay afloat
Hyphenate hipstress Miranda July infiltrates Indiewood
IFC indahouse: A Village theater reopens, but not without controversy
Force of July: An idiosyncratic polymath turns delicate whimsy into a heartfelt story of us
Prankster Danes and Memphis musicians shine amid dispiriting indie-cinema trends
Indie works in progress vie for buyers at 25th IFP Market
Austin City Limitless
The Whitney Stirs a Melting Pot
Two Filmmakers and Their Ever-Present Cameras