Entertainment

Warhol Superstar Nico has always been an enigmatic figure in Pop culture. Now there is a new biography about her, You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone. The Biography of Nico, (Hachette Publishing) written by Dr. Jennifer Otter Bickerdike which chronicles in great detail her fascinating life. Nico’s (who’s birth name was Christa Paffgen) childhood was spent in war torn, Nazi Germany. By the time she was a teen she grew into a great beauty which proved to be Christa’s ticket out. In the mid 1950s,...
A story of possession and consumption, of loneliness and rootlessness, of anger and revenge. In her debut novel, Build Your House Around My Body, Violet Kupersmith manages to do so much and to do it all so well.  Winnie is a young American woman, aimless and living abroad, when she suddenly disappears without a trace in Vietnam. As the reader uncovers what’s happened to Winnie, they’re taken on a whirlwind, hair-raising adventure through time and place. A large cast of characters that includes angry women, vengeful...
As Psychology Today puts it, "​​celebrity in America has always given us an outlet for our imagination, just as the gods and demigods of ancient Greece and Rome once did.” We tend to dissect the publicised events of a celebrity’s life through the lens of hindsight, constructing our own tenuous mythology. July 23rd marked ten years since Amy Winehouse’s death at only 27 by alcohol poisoning, and in that time her narrative has been cobbled together from disturbing anecdotes and paparazzi pictures to create a...
  Good news and bad news y’all. It seems like Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and the crew are coming back to our screens—in 2022 that is. Yep, everyone’s favorite 1980’s themed, paranormal TV show Stranger Things is heading back to Netflix next year. A trailer was released last year featuring an imprisoned Hopper (David Harbour) somewhere in the USSR, at least letting fans know that El’s surrogate dad isn’t a total gone-er, following season three’s explosive ending. The latest 30-second teaser combines a bunch of clips from...
Gates McFadden has been sci-fi royalty for over 30 years. Best known for playing Dr. Beverly Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation—both on TV from 1987 through 1994, and in four feature films—she also worked with Jim Henson as a choreographer and director of puppet movement, most notably on Labyrinth with David Bowie. For many years, she taught in university theater departments across the country and was the Artistic Director of the Ensemble Studio Theatre in Los Angeles. And now, she‘s hosting the riveting...
VWETO IIIradiates power. This third installment in Georgia Anne Muldrow’s astral, vibed-out, hip-hop beat series is both an amp-up and come-down—all trippy textures and stomping kicks, looping like a personal soundtrack to all the times you’ve felt invincible. It’s largely instrumental,but the sound design slots into that front-person role. Muldrow herself composed, performed, recorded, produced, mixed,andmastered this record, unearthing her soundscapes with freedom and precision—whether on the reverbed funk of “Old Jack Swing,” the neon ’80s hype of“Unforgettable,” or the freeform of “Grungepiece.” Put on...
On Saturday, American shot-putter Raven Saunders stepped up to the Olympic podium in Tokyo to receive her silver medal and rose her arms in an X above her green and purple-dyed hair.  In an interview with NBC, the Olympian explained her gesture as representative of “the intersection of where all people who are oppressed meet.”  The 25-year-old has spoken out about her identities as a Black queer woman who has struggled with issues of mental health and views herself as at that intersection personally. “I decided to...
Lauran Hibberd has her tongue firmly planted in her cheek and her heart right on her sleeve with her latest EP “Goober.” Intimate, real, and with enough wit to fill a comedy club, this slacker-pop star’s music has a sound reminiscent of Weezer, Courtney Barnett, and Sløtface while still remaining completely unique. Hibberd’s second EP, following the 2019 release of “Everything is Dogs,” finds her more thoughtful and certainly more confident without sacrificing her hyperspecific and relatable lyricism. Produced by Suzy Shinn (known for her...
Mykki Blanco expertly harnesses inspiration from their worldly travels, experiences with a great love, and talented family and friends to create this concise, deliberate “mini-album.” Each of the nine songs feels unexpected yet perfectly arranged, and together, they form an eclectic group whose individual moments of excellence highlight one another. With some old-school saxophone and Blood Orange’s R&B melodies, “It’s Not My Choice” oozes sexuality and longing for one’s lover to return. “Want From Me” brilliantly fuses bossa nova lounge rhythms and crooning with Blanco’s...
The Olympics are in full swing and we are here for the greatness. Take a look at a few of our favs competing this Olympic season.  1. Naomi Graham It was an honor to photograph Olympic boxer Staff Sgt. Naomi Graham and it's as exciting seeing this portrait run in Sport Illustrated: https://t.co/gpsybO2OPp. Check this video to see more: https://t.co/xndv5smFmr. Thanks @EmLJohnson for the assignment! pic.twitter.com/s3h2IHmSQA — Ross Taylor (@ross_taylor) July 25, 2021 Naomi Graham is not only an amazing boxer, but she is also an active military member....