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Scotland wouldn’t be the first place that comes to mind when you think about good filmmakers, but Lynne Ramsay proves it to be true.Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1969, Ramsay studied photography at Napier College in Edinburgh before attending UK’s National Film and Television School where she specialized in cinematography and direction.Ramsay said her parents, even though “they were simple” took her to see a lot of films and at 16, she saw Blue Velvet by David Lynch and was fascinated. “Like photography, directing enables me to...
  You’re going to want to play Love Yes everywhere: at a house party, doing the dishes, or dancing with your dog—and not just because it’s full of perfectly concocted psychedelic pop/’80s dance synth jams. As catchy as TEEN’s third album is, it never feels too glossy; there’s a world-weariness involved, as the Brooklyn-based band wrestles with the distressing emotional truths of being a woman. “Superhuman” muses on women’s fraught sense of sexuality (“Will I be put down and scorned?”). By turns rapturous and dispiriting, Love Yes is...
Yoko Ono has followed up her 2007 release, Yes, I’m a Witch, with a second collaborative album, cheekily titled, Yes, I’m a Witch Too. This collection of covers and remixes includes an impressive and varied roster of musicians, including Cibo Matto, Peter Bjorn and John, and Moby.   Each artist puts their own unique spin on Ono’s classics, resulting in a fun and surprising listen. Where else could you find a trip-hop take on “Yes, I’m Your Angel,” alongside a punk-rock rendition of “Warrior Woman”? Yes, I’m...
In his latest movie, Tumbledown, Jason Sudeikis plays a music history professor at Hofstra University on an assignment to write a biography about Hunter Miles, a folk singer whose untimely death occurred on the heels of his success. Sudeikis’ character, Andrew, travels to Maine to interview Hannah (Rebecca Hall), the protective widow of the beloved singer, to see if he can unearth the deeper meaning behind Hunter’s death. Though the relationship starts off rocky, the two agree to co-write Hunter’s biography. Andrew faces distain from the...
One out of every four students reports being bullied during the school year. A number that is likely much higher, as 64% of children who were bullied don’t report it. Ify Ufele, a 5th grader from Laurelton, Queens, found refuge in sewing after she was bullied in school for her body type. “I had to bring her to the doctor, we were thinking it was a stomach problem. But then when we realized it was the bullying, it took a tole on her physically, where...