CULTURE

Film: The Neon Demon

Director and writer Nicholas Winding Refn teams up with screenplay writers, Mary Laws and Polly Stenham, cinematographer, Natasha Braier and composer, Cliff Martinez (of Drive (2011) and Fifth Element (1997) ...
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Swans: Future Destination Unknown

Michael Gira and his sonic cohorts gave birth to Swans in the famously bleak, dystopian cityscape of early 80's downtown New York. Minimalist, ritualistic and downright brutal, the band delivered a relentle...

Sunn O))) Exposure: Experience the Rays

Rarely can music, or moreover, sound, truly enrich life and advance consciousness so instantaneously. Sunn O))) has not only changed my personal perception of music in all of its possibilities, but also has cultivated an ideological wildfire; broaching the...

Interview with Author Miriam Elia

Sex. Death. Contemporary art. I first learned about this London satirical artist, author, filmmaker, and comedian in the New York Times a few months back. I was immediately taken with her apparent sillin...

The Mind Ocean: Interview with ZZYW Studio

Standing before the screen in a dark room, I slip on the ultra-modern glasses and watch as the electronic ocean before me, a sea of dots and lines, reverberates softly. Slowly it undulates, ripples, and then suddenly heaves and sways, replicating my mind's...

Interview with Adam Gnade

New York has a particular grind that is, at times, exhausting and terrible. I've seen people in the subway, swaying with the push and pull of the train, with permanent frown lines embedded into their face a...