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‘If You Make the Same Film Twice You’ll Make it Forever’: An Interview with Ben Wheatley

Talking with the director of High-Rise about the challenges of adapting J.G. Ballard, the benefits of setting a film in the Seventies, and how genre can give and take away.

House Hunting with Martha Gellhorn

The legendary war correspondent found domesticity and adventure are not easily balanced.

A Quiet Force

Remembering Katherine Dunn.

How Am I Going To Make Fun Of The New Radiohead Album Without Listening To It?

Not knowing what I’m talking about has probably been a hindrance in ways I am blessedly unaware of, but ultimately, my being wildly wrong about anything and everything hurts no one, not even me.

Alone in the Jungle

The art of the story itself hinges on orphans: without them, the novel might never have been conceived.

The First Time I Heard ‘When Doves Cry’

When Prince died, I found myself instantly transported back to that day in 1984 when I realized just how big music could be, how much it could contain.

The Tallest Man on Turf

On levels of fandom, the limits of myth in sports, and why someone would draw 185 portraits of Randy Johnson with no intention of ever selling them.

Low Stakes Forever

Gordon Korman wrote his first bestseller in seventh grade. Eighty-eight books (and counting) later, a movie adaptation revisits the early work of a man whose audience changes every graduation season.

Grab the Mic and Talk Some Shit: The Indelible Phife Dawg

Phife never presented himself as a celebrity. He was always a hard-working, fun-loving guy whose success was never as important as letting us know how dope he was.

Laughing at the Dead: A Guide

Nancy Reagan, Antonin Scalia, Glenn Frey: Are all celebrity deaths equal and equally hilarious?