Articles tagged helmut newton, photography, fashion, 1980s, nudity, controversial, candice bergen, tina brown, catherine deneuve, faye dunaway, robert evans, karl lagerfeld, helmut newton, june newton, charlotte ramp

Deluxe: How Luxury Lost its Luster

A fashion reporter peels back the veneer of today's luxury brands and uncovers the unseemly impulses that have opened exclusivity up to the masses, mostly for the worse.

READ more
Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 1

Day One - A trip back to the classic days of studio system Hollywood, complete with great musicals, amazing adventure yarns, and a couple of post-modern freak outs, just to keep things controversial and lively.

READ more

12 Sep 2008 // 3:57 AM

The Women

Despite its title, The Women is not an update of George Cukor's diva smackdown of the same name.

READ more

7 Jul 2008 // 11:00 PM

Persepolis

This story reaches across barriers in language and experience to viewers who have never suffered exile.

READ more
Vogue Covers by Robin Derrick, Robin Muir

As a nouveau/deco nymph-phantom we see the female as the marked other, some fantastic, ethereal creature but still set apart from her very worldly male counterparts.

READ more

30 Apr 2008 // 11:00 PM

Bonnie and Clyde

This film carries a bedrock rebelliousness and shocking ugliness that firmly resonates today.

READ more

15 Apr 2008 // 10:59 PM

Who Is Henry Jaglom?

A biography more interested with the whiff of scandal (or even creating it) than documenting the process, survival and impact of an artist dedicated to pursing his vision of the world.

READ more
National Gallery exhibit focuses on early photographic technique

“92nd Gordon Highlanders at Edinburgh Castle” (1846) WASHINGTON - How much would you pay for a photographic print of a special foreign destination? Ten dollars, maybe $20?

READ more

21 Feb 2008 // 10:00 PM

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, Jake

Chinatown remains a stalwart of '70s cinema. The uninspired follow-up 16 years later reminds one that, sometimes, a masterpiece needs to simply be left alone.

READ more
Daughter of the revolution tells her animated tale in ‘Persepolis’

Writer, artist and filmmaker Marjane Satrapi grew up in Iran, living through the Shah’s regime, the revolution that overthrew him, and the establishment of

READ more

11 Jan 2008 // 7:01 AM

A hoops lineup is scoring big

For a certain segment of young men, basketball culture goes way beyond the court. It’s hip-hop. It’s playing late-night video games while eating

READ more
A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.

READ more

3 Jan 2008 // 3:13 AM

Persepolis

Personal and political history is delivered with a sharp mix of comedy and tragedy (Marjane lies in bed, the "camera" hovering overhead as she declares herself a communist after learning her grandfather was jailed for same).

READ more

22 Oct 2007 // 2:52 AM

New York is awash in photojournalism—but is it art?

NEW YORK—The panoramic photograph of a bootless soldier, sprawled almost gracefully in death in Afghanistan, might have made readers pause for a moment if

READ more
Women Who Write by Stefan Bollmann

The category "women who write" has been interpreted in its broadest sense, to refreshing effect.

READ more
Part 3: The Stellar ‘70s

When it comes to post-modern moviemaking, everyone stereotypes the Me Decade as the genre's defining moment. In this case -- as illustrated by the 10 films that represent it -- the categorization is more than accurate.

READ more
YSL? Why not?

For Yves Saint-Laurent, clothes are a way of life and not a way of dressing; you may be wearing the most anodyne of dresses, but if you walk with one hand in your pocket then you create a mind-set.

READ more

20 May 2007 // 4:18 AM

The world’s initial glimpse of Mary McCartney, first-born child of Paul and Linda McCartney, was in a casual snapshot of her perennially cute dad.

READ more

30 Apr 2007 // 2:55 AM

For the better part of two decades, Colin Hay was a man at work. More precisely, he was the leader and principal songwriter of Men

READ more

27 Apr 2007 // 6:26 AM

Is it about art? Fashion? Is it actually about paper? I’m not entirely sure how I should go about answering these questions, as Paper

READ more
More Recent Articles
//Mixed media
//Blogs

The Specter of Multiplayer Hangs Over 'Door Kickers'

// Moving Pixels

"Door Kickers is not a multiplayer game, but for a while there, I couldn’t tell the difference.

READ the article