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In ‘Inside Out,’ the HBO documentary airing Monday night, the French street artist JR dispatches mobile phone booths to cities and towns and asks users to paste up the poster-size results. Jessica Dawson on the result.
The Parisian street artist JR posts stuff constantly, but not on Facebook or Twitter. Like a Gallic Banksy, he’s made a career of gluing propaganda-size posters, most of them portraits, onto empty plots of urban landscape. In the mid-2000s, the 30-year-old provocateur secured his reputation by fly-posting photographs of immigrant rioters on the walls of Paris’s bougiest neighborhoods.
Haiti, 2012. (JR/HBO)
Take that, baguette eaters!
Kendrick Lamar gets baptized with booze. Shia LaBeouf directs a dark video. WATCH VIDEO of the most entertaining, breathtaking, and bizarre music videos released this week.
In this week’s top music video picks, we take a journey through old Hollywood, romance novels, and some ghastly murders. From hip-hop to electronic and indie rock, and featuring artists like Dizzee Rascal and Keys N Krates, see which music videos are becoming viral this week.
Keys N Krates: “Treat Me Right”
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Game of Thrones, now in the midst of its third swashbuckling season on HBO, is a masterclass in TV storytelling—a sprawling, suspenseful fantasy epic for the small screen. It's also one of the most addictive shows on television. Earlier this month, showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff talked to The Daily Beast's about bingewatching, the future of TV, and how they transformed the original George R.R. Martin novels from "crack on paper" to crack on premium cable. Excerpts:
Rose Leslie playing Ygritte and Kit Harington playing Jon Snow in episode one of Season 3 of HBO's 'Game of Thrones'. (Helen Sloan/HBO)
The idea that people will be able to rewatch each episode, or binge-watch them all at once, or pause and rewind—does that in any way factor into the process of putting the show together?
The man behind the new Star Trek and Star Wars movies is mixing genres, botching continuity and ignoring solid science. Sujay Kumar on the most divisive director in the galaxy.
Star Trek is not Star Wars. Star Trek is an intellectual exploration of humanity. Star Wars slaps spaceships and toys on pulp stories with themes of good-versus-evil and destiny. Star Trek and Star Wars are science fiction, granted. Both titles contain the word “star.”
J.J. Abrams on the set of Star Trek Into The Darkness. (Zade Rosenthal/Paramount)
The man at the helm of the Star Trek reboot is making the seventh installment of Star Wars. The same guy controls over four decades' worth of intergalactic pop culture. The Greek chorus of geeks, ignored by Hollywood for seven years between Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Trek, should be mad as hell. J.J. Abrams is genre bogarting.
Three of the late-night sketch-comedy show's biggest stars might soon be departing. See clips of their best moments and debate the future of the show without them.
Saturday Night Live has long been an incubator for future superstar performers – they develop their talents, grow their name recognition, and eventually, they move on. But this year it looks like we might be losing three big ones all at once, and it's just so hard to say goodbye. Watch our tribute to SNL's (allegedly) departing cast members.
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‘Leia and Chewie Need to Do It’
Apparently fans want Star Wars to become more sexually deviant. On Jimmy Kimmel Live, director J.J. Abrams took plot suggestions from the audience (including William Shatner in disguise), and a romance between Princess Leia and the Wookiee Chewbacca now seems likely.
The newest addition to the Starship Enterprise is the stunning British actress Alice Eve. Oxford-educated Eve opens up about her journey to ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ on-set shenanigans, and more.
Alice Eve has boldly gone where few women have gone before.
In Star Trek Into Darkness, the 31-year-old British actress stars as Dr. Carol Marcus, a mysterious new member of the Starship Enterprise’s crew who sneaks aboard to help them travel to the Klingon home world of Kronos to capture terrorist John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch). Marcus joins Capt. James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), First Officer Spock (Zachary Quinto), Lt. Nyota Uhura (Zoe Saldana), and the rest of the gang from the first Trek film, also helmed by J.J. Abrams. And the newcomer’s scantily clad scene with Kirk in the film will surely have many Trekkies' tongues wagging.
Alice Eve as Dr. Carol Marcus and Chris Pine as Capt. James T. Kirk in 'Star Trek Into Darkness'. (Zade Rosenthal/2013 Paramount Pictures)
This week, 'The Village Voice' fired three writers, including inimitable gossip writer Michael Musto. Tricia Romano on why Michael Musto still matters.
The news Friday that the much-diminished Village Voice fired three of the last remaining writers on staff before the New Times’ hostile takeover in 2005, set the media world on fire. It was bad enough that veterans, theatre critic Michael Feingold and food critic Robert Sietsema were both axed. But it was the news that longtime gossip columnist Michael Musto—who has been writing a column since 1984—was laid off that was the biggest shock.
Michael Musto celebrated his 25th anniversary at the Village Voice, accompanied by performer Dirty Martini, left, on March 2, 2010 in New York City. (Marc Stamas/Getty)
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Jessica Dawson on ‘Inside Out,’ the HBO documentary airing Monday night about the French street artist JR.
The Billboard Music Awards took a painful turn Sunday night, when R&B divo Miguel ditched the crooning in favor of attempted acrobatics and accidentally dropkicked a female fan in the head.