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No Concessions: Rachel Boynton’s New Documentary Follows Big Oil into Africa

Director Rachel Boynton on Her New Film, Big Men, and the Universal Appeal of Being Big “One of the cool things about this film,” says Rachel Boynton, director of Big Men, “is that it’s getting … read more »

POSTED March 14, 2014 3:27PM IN COLUMNS TAGS: , , ,
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No Concessions: The Most Terrifying Plane Crashes in Cinema

The last moments of a plane crash are a mystery: too often, no survivors are left to describe the harrowing scene. So into this void, directors project their imaginations, from Flight’s flight attendant relaying a … read more »

POSTED February 7, 2014 10:23AM IN COLUMNS TAGS: , , ,
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285 Kent Owner Todd P. Speaks on Closure: “We Made a Calculated Decision”

“285 KENT wasn’t afraid to be a place where you could get laid.” Shortly after FADER ran an article on the closure of 285 Kent earlier this week, Todd Patrick, the owner of the venue, … read more »

POSTED January 9, 2014 11:42AM IN ART+CULTURE INTERVIEWS, MUSIC INTERVIEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , , ,
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285 Kent Concert Booker Explains Beloved Venue’s Closure

285 Kent Closing Confirmed, Last Shows Announced Though we’d like to think today’s line-up announcement for 285 Kent’s final shows is another false alarm, there’s a sad sense of finality to the press release: 25 … read more »

POSTED January 7, 2014 4:45PM IN ART+CULTURE INTERVIEWS, ART+CULTURE NEWS, MUSIC INTERVIEWS, MUSIC NEWS Comments (4) TAGS: , , ,
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Meet the Directors Behind Beyoncé’s Visual Album

Bey knows how to keep a secret. Early this morning, the singer unexpectedly released her fifth album, Beyoncé , and it’s a hefty package: 14 tracks produced in collaboration with Jay Z, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, … read more »

POSTED December 13, 2013 4:52PM IN MUSIC, MUSIC NEWS, MUSIC VIDEO Comments (13) TAGS:
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No Concessions: Narco Cultura and the Business of Songwriting for Drug Cartels

Israeli Director Shaul Schwarz Discusses His New Film and Mexico’s Bloody Ballads Shaul Schwarz’s Narco Cultura is a stomach-churning but beautiful chronicle of two men deep in the trenches of the War on Drugs. Though … read more »

POSTED November 22, 2013 2:58PM IN ART+CULTURE INTERVIEWS, COLUMNS TAGS: , , ,
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Live: Nine Inch Nails at Barclays Center

Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails played last night in Brooklyn. For more on the band’s history and Reznor’s unique approach to the future, read FADER’s Trent Reznor Icon Issue. For a moment, it seemed … read more »

POSTED October 15, 2013 12:49PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (2) TAGS: , ,
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Live: “Massive Attack V Adam Curtis” at New York’s Park Armory

Massive Attack V Adam Curtis, currently running in New York’s Park Avenue Armory, is neither a concert orchestrated by Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja accompanied by visual montage, nor a film by heady documentarian Adam … read more »

POSTED October 2, 2013 5:41PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,
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No Concessions: Legendary Wild Style Director Charlie Ahearn on Hip-Hop’s Unlikely Genesis

Widely considered the most important hip-hop movie in history, Charlie Ahearn’s 1983 film Wild Style captured the grassroots, New York City origins of a universe of music, art and dance that would grow up to … read more »

POSTED September 27, 2013 1:02PM IN ART+CULTURE INTERVIEWS, MUSIC INTERVIEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , , , , ,
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Death Metal Angola

A new documentary explores the rise of shredding in Africa From the magazine: ISSUE 88, October/November 2013 Huambo may be Angola’s second largest city, but it isn’t the most likely destination for a death metal … read more »

POSTED September 25, 2013 1:18PM IN NWSPRINT Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,