Q & A

Palmbomen

Q&A with Palmbomen

An interview with the exciting new Dutch producer whose name, in his native language, tellingly means “palm trees.”

Eddie C

Q&A with Eddie C

A deep look into the self-taught musician, producer, and DJ whose sonic explorations have jumped from hip-hop to house, and techno as his home has moved from Toronto to Alberta to Berlin, where he currently dwells.

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Q&A with Tim Sweeney

Thirteen years into Beats In Space, he’s officially America’s oldest college DJ.

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Q&A with Ian Fitzgibbon

We caught up with Ian Fitzgibbon to discuss his newest film, Death of a Superhero, a party live action, part animated tale of teenage life in Ireland.

Laurel Halo

Q&A with Laurel Halo

With a drum loop playing quietly in the background, we sat down with Halo at her home/recording studio in Brooklyn to discuss the making of Quarantine, her working habits, and eating Doritos for lunch.

DUST

Video Premiere: DUST

We debut a new track and film for the acid house-meets-Italo act as well as interview the musicians behind the project.

Japandroids

Q&A with Japandroids

We hopped on the phone with Brian King―guitarist/vocalist for and one half of Japandroids―for a long chat about their career thus far, the new record, recording in Nashville, and their love of the Gun Club.

Eric Duncan

Catch-Up: Eric Duncan

In which we chat with the iconic NYC DJ and producer about his new Still Going Records imprint, the long-awaited Rub ‘N’ Tug LP, and what else 2012 holds.

I:Cube

Q&A with I:Cube

We sat down the the legendary DJ/producer to talk about the French house scene, his roots and history as an artist, and his new album.

Kasper Bjørke

Q&A with Kasper Bjørke

Our chat with the Danish DJ and producer about his story, from the days of being in the radio-friendly, successful pop group Filur to releasing his own material, A&R’ing, and managing.

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Q&A with Ital

A chat with the left-field house music producer whose debut long-player Hive Mind just dropped on the legendary Planet Mu.

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Q&A with Mark Mulroney

We talk sex, death and copyright infringement with the artist at his home studio in upstate New York.

120 Days

Q&A with 120 Days

We sat down with the bands frontman, Ådne Meisfjord, to talk about their half-decade hiatus, the Norwegian scene, the group’s roots, and more.

WAVVES

Vital Stats: WAVVES

WAVVES offer their choices for karaoke songs and reveal their favorite way of playing Monopoly.

Korallreven

Q&A with Korallreven

In which we discuss the distinctly non-Swedish feeling of being an indie musician in Sweden, performing live for the first time, and the band’s incredible debut LP, An Album by Korallreven.

Jean Dujardin

Q&A with Jean Dujardin

The French actor on the allure of silent films, his unconventional “American” career path in his native homeland and the value of being “contre-courant”.

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Incoming: Kris Moyes Directs the Rapture

An intimate survey of the Aussie director’s innovative body of work, including an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at his latest music video.

Mary Meyer Studio Visit

Studio Visit: Mary Meyer

A look around the Brooklyn-based designer’s studio and recently-opened retail operation.

Emily Sugihara & Ellen van der Laan

Studio Visit: BAGGU

We swung by the bagmaker’s Williamsburg, Brooklyn office for an intimate tour and Q&A.

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New York Film Festival Exclusive: Elena Anaya

The formidable Spanish actress takes on her greatest challenge to date in Pedro Almodóvar’s hotly anticipated film The Skin I Live In.

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Catch-Up: Dominick Volini

The purveyors of good taste behind New York-based menswear label, Baron Wells, have the winning answers for your discerning closet.

Miranda July & Hamish Linklater

A Conversation with Miranda July and Hamish Linklater

Miranda July is a 37-year-old multi-hyphenate with an incredibly dense oeuvre to her name—short stories, performance art and feature films, among other things. The MoMA, the Guggenheim and the Whitney have all showcased her work, her words have been published in The New Yorker and her directorial debut film, Me and You and Everyone We [...]

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Q&A with Brit Marling

A conversation with the breakout star of Another Earth whose epic triumph at Sundance was inarguably a triumph of good taste.

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Q&A with James Marsh

In November 1974, a baby chimp is born at a primate research center in Oklahoma. A few days later, his mother is knocked out with a tranquilizer dart, her screaming baby torn from her side and placed into the waiting arms of his new, human “mother,” a graduate student of psychology at Columbia University. James [...]

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Q&A with Marc Singer

The British filmmaker revisits the homeless community in NYC’s Amtrak tunnels with the 10th year special edition release of Dark Days.

Cannes Film Festival 2011

Video Recap: Cannes 2011

The 64th Cannes Film Festival boasted another impressive roll call of some of the biggest Hollywood stars, revered auteur filmmakers and exciting newcomers, with over 100 countries represented in its entire line-up. From the triumphant return of Terrence Malick with his Palme d’Or-winning Tree of Life to the bizarre ramblings of a certain Danish troublemaker, [...]

Mélanie Laurent & Mike Mills

A Conversation with Mike Mills and Mélanie Laurent

First the facts: Mike Mills is a 45-year-old creative polymath who began his career as a graphic designer with commissions from some of music’s coolest titans like the Beastie Boys, Air, Cibo Matto and Sonic Youth. Naturally, music videos and commercials soon followed. On the feature film front, Mills made his directorial debut in 2005 [...]

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Q&A with Richard Ayoade

It’s likely you’re already familiar with Richard Ayoade’s sprawling work. In front of the camera, he’s chiefly known for playing the brilliant yet socially inept Maurice Moss on the hit British sitcom, The IT Crowd. He also directed music videos for some bands you might’ve heard of such as the Arctic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend and [...]

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Tribeca 12

A pictorial survey of our favorite talent from this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

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Q&A with Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair

Fresh off the back of a logo overhaul and brand refresh, we chatted with Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair’s founders, Lee Cotter―who handles menswears―and Astrid Olsson―who designs for the women’s line―about their humble beginnings in 2004, their impressive global expansion, their collaborative endeavors, and their diverse designs. Alright―let’s start with the simple stuff. Where does your [...]

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Q&A with Gaspard Ulliel

A conversation with the French actor about his latest film, The Princess of Montpensier, and working with Martin Scorsese and Gus Van Sant.

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Q&A with Jake Johnson

Jake Johnson is officially on our watchlist (no, not that kind of watchlist). If the rising star poses any threat, it’s his side-aching humor and overbearing charisma that we need to worry about. Despite his relative anonymity—you might recognize him from his recent supporting roles as the pseudo-goofy everyman in Paper Heart, Get Him to [...]

Zoe Kazan

Q&A with Zoe Kazan

On the surface, Zoe Kazan seems like every other Hollywood commodity we’ve stocked up on—affable and beautiful, the impossibly perfect girl next door—but spend some time with the 27-year-old and you’ll walk away knowing she stands apart from the desperate huddle of other actresses and default famous daughters. Crucially, with her feet firmly planted in [...]

Panda Bear

Q&A with Panda Bear

“Hope your power doesn’t go out man.” Those were the last words uttered by Noah Lennox (aka Panda Bear) to me as he signed off from our phone conversation. A conversation brought to light by the impending release of Tomboy, which may or may not change your life. Just mere seconds after my conversation with [...]

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Q&A with Susanne Bier

Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier has amassed quite the following in her native homeland over the past couple decades. More than 850,000 people in Denmark flocked to theaters for her 1999 breakout hit, The One and Only, which is truly remarkable in a country with some 5 million inhabitants. Despite her enduring obscurity elsewhere in the [...]

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Catch-Up: Sasha Grey

Sasha Grey doesn’t need a lot of introduction. The former porn star who started out in the adult film industry at 18 years old has since crossed over into the mainstream, no doubt spurred on by the sensationalized media coverage she received from L.A. Times magazine, The Insider and Rolling Stone. Grey also scored the [...]

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Catch-Up: Timothy Saccenti

Timothy Saccenti’s all-encompassing body of work—music videos, still photography, commercials, short films and fine art projects—is often brushed with heavy strokes of a certain surreal eeriness that lurks beneath a disarmingly beautiful and polished exterior. Consider the creative polymath’s videos for Battles’ “Atlas” and Blonde Redhead’s “Not Getting There,” for instance, where the bands are [...]

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Q&A with Lou Taylor Pucci

Lou Taylor Pucci entered the cultural conversation with his breakout role as a 17-year-old thumbsucker in Mike Mills’ feature film debut in 2005. After picking up the Silver Bear at Berlinale and the Special Jury Prize at Sundance that year, the previously unheard-of actor, who admits to being more interested in characters than celebrity and [...]

DISARO

Q&A with Killing Spree, DISARO, and Pendu Recordings

The most current love child of electronic music is a genre based on a dark aesthetic commonly referred to as “witch house.” It’s influences run across a wide spectrum of music, from hip hop to industrial. While its not easily definable, the common thread seems that these artists are on a mission to do things [...]

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Q&A with Ørgreen

Denmark has always been a nation known and lauded for its keen sense of design and the myriad companies and firms that pump out some of the sleekest, most minimal, yet modern and sexy products you’ll find. From furniture to clothing, fashion accessories to graphic design, the small Scandinavian country seems endlessly endowed with creatives [...]

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Q&A with Juliette Binoche

Juliette Binoche has a range few other actresses can rival. She’s good enough to win an Oscar and embodies the kind of charismatic appeal that allows her to cross the moviegoing divide. This is certainly underscored by her most recent role in Abbas Kiarostami’s Certified Copy for which she earned the Best Actress honor at [...]

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Q&A with Apichatpong Weerasethakul

In the pastoral landscapes of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, all forms of life are inextricably intertwined. The film concerns itself with complacent animals and mythical creatures as much as it does the affairs of human beings. The coexistence of such variant protagonists as an aging princess, a monkey/man hybrid, [...]

Gatekeeper

Q&A with Gatekeeper

For one reason or another, underground electronic music has seen a lot of activity in the darker realms as of late. From the controversial blog-propelled, youngster-approved microgenres “grave rave” and “witch house” to the second coming of icy minimal synth music, it’s very clear that, at least for now, the kids want their Goth jams. [...]

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Q&A with Jon Foster

Elle Fanning, Dave Franco, Lizzie Olsen, Rooney Mara… It’s proving difficult to keep track of all these semi-lesser known celebrity siblings. For what it’s worth, though, the name association game proves futile once you realize that talent so genuinely courses through the blood of these immensely talented families. Jon Foster, perhaps best known as a [...]

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Berlinale Exclusive: Alma Har’el

With close to four hundred films screened at the Berlin Film Festival each year, at least one thing is certain: Berlinale aspires to please filmgoers of all stripes and colors. One film that made a significant blip on our radar in 2011 is Alma Har’el’s Bombay Beach, which premiered in the Panorama Dokumente sidebar. The [...]

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Sundance Exclusive: Elizabeth Olsen, Star Of "Martha Marcy May Marlene"

Let’s get this out of the way: Elizabeth “Lizzie” Olsen is the youngest Olsen sister (yes, that Olsen). But make the mistake of comparing the 21-year-old NYU senior to her larger-than-life siblings, and you’ll likely meet an unwanted finger-wagging challenge. She never set out to become an entrepreneur, you see. She wants us to know [...]

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Sundance Exclusive: Andrew Okpeaha MacLean’s "On the Ice"

The native Iñupiat filmmaker returned to Sundance with his first full-length feature, a taut coming-of-age drama shot in his own backyard.

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Sundance Exclusive: Denis Villeneuve’s "Incendies"

An adaptation of Wajdi Mouawad’s acclaimed play, Denis Villneuve’s Incendies tells the story of twins Jeanne and Simon Marwan (Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin and Maxim Gaudette) who are stunned to receive a pair of mysterious envelopes by the executer of their mother’s will—one to be given to the father they thought was dead and the other to [...]

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Sundance Exclusive: Gregg Araki’s "Kaboom"

Sundance veteran Gregg Araki returned to the festival this year with his tenth feature film, Kaboom, a colorful and over-sexed romp that reconfirms what we’ve known all along: The cult icon’s tripped out movies are over the top, singular in vision, and full of fresh raw vitality. What’s more, despite being in his 50s, Araki [...]

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Q&A with C. Scott Willis

First the facts: Francesca Woodman is one of the great “never-was” of the late 20th century photography, having found posthumous fame like so many ill-fated visionaries in the annals of art history. Fearless, vulnerable, eloquent, childlike, and a bevy more conflicting adjectives describes the then 22-year-old RISD graduate whose growing body of work (many of [...]