One of the most notorious icons in pop culture talks exclusively with PopMatters about shedding scales to create her signature style of performance, codes of silence at movie star tennis brunches, and how a very famous actress once slipped her a mickey at the Russian Tea Room.
04 Aug 2013
Letters to Kurt is an angry book: about American society, the vagaries of fame, the inability to shake a past that “has a way of seeping up through the floorboards when you least expect it.”
04 Jun 2012
Grunge: Music and Memory casts grunge as the unsure middle weight stepping into the ring against one pop music brawler after another. Down goes Michael Jackson, down goes Guns 'n' Roses, and while Springsteen is putting the finishing touches onHuman Touch/Lucky Town, Nirvana and Pearl Jam release the most influential albums of the decade.
09 Apr 2012
Obscene, grandiose and artistically worthless -- such is the monstrous reputation of the 1979 art-porn blockbuster Caligula. Is this most shocking of Roman epics worthy of reappraisal?
01 Dec 2011
Why did the Robert-Pattinson-as-Kurt-Cobain myth take in more people than any April Fool? Because it seemed too uncomfortably true to be bullshit.
17 May 2010
SXSW conference attendees took a workmanlike “how-to” approach to discussing new revenue streams, replacing the “what do we do now?” tone of recent years.
30 Mar 2010
Photos from SXSW's Music Festival, Day 4, include Lights, Hey Monday, Ninjasonik, the Very Best, Major Lazer, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, VV Brown, Snoop Dogg and more...
21 Mar 2010
Photos from Day 3 in Austin include Foxy Shazam, Marina and the Diamonds, Fucked Up, Hole, The Young Veins, Sleigh Bells, Patrick Stump solo, Les Savy Fav and more...
20 Mar 2010
On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.
26 Mar 2009
About as funny as anything involving Andy Dick has ever been: this sums it up for this whole roast experience, really.
19 Feb 2006
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