THE EZ PASS: The Lindsay I Once Knew

November 4, 2011 • 0
In the early 2000s, the good old days of the Hilary Duff versus Lindsay Lohan tabloid cage match, I was always team-Lindsay. Though both were manufactured by the Disney machine, Hilary was the pop-tart for people who liked Pop-Tarts. She was all sugar, no edge. Lindsay, at least in the way I conceived of her, »

On “The Graduate,” graduation

October 21, 2011 • 0
I first saw “The Graduate” during my freshman year of high school. It instantly became my favorite movie. If you don’t know the plot, it goes something like this (spoiler alert is obvious, but if you haven’t seen it, you should have): 20 year old graduates college, comes home, sleeps with parents’ friend, falls in »

James Franco, future English TA

September 29, 2010 • 3
Everyone’s favorite English Ph.D candidate is at it again. James Franco GRD ’16 (it still gives us the greatest pleasure to write that year in), talked with New York magazine’s Vulture blog about his favorite poems. The piece gives us insight into two things. The first? Franco’s personal taste. C.K. Williams! Frank O’Hara! Allen Ginsberg »

Backstage: Meet Matt Johnson, musician, Spring Flinger, spicy pistachio eater

April 29, 2010 • 0
“We cut the legs off of our pants threw our shoes into the ocean sit back and wave through the daylight sit back and wave through the daylight Slip and slide on subway grates these shoes are poor mans ice skates fall through like change in the daylight fall through like change in the daylight” »

Middling Fate for ‘Date’

April 16, 2010 • 0
At the beginning of “Date Night,” the new comedy-action movie starring Tina Fey and Steve Carell, you kind of feel like you’re in one of those crossover episodes of a television show. Oh, there’s Michael Scott having dinner with Liz Lemon. It’s not that improbable. The TV shows that have brought Fey and Carell critical »


March 26, 2010 • 0
She & Him’s new album “Volume Two” is happy music. Not unlike their first album (the equally cleverly titled “Volume One”) She & Him’s vintage-inspired indie pop is the type of music you go to when you just want a little bit of non-commercial pop that doesn’t start to grate your ears as some of »

Talley-ing it up: an interview with Andre Leon Talley

March 26, 2010 • 0
André Leon Talley beckoned us to perch on either side of him. He was sitting in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library before his Wednesday Master’s Tea, his Chado Ralph Rucci coat with images of dancers from Pina Bausch’s company (“not pornographic”) draped around him. Talley — who graces the Vogue masthead ­— is »

Backstage | Meet John Mulaney, Simon Rich and Marika Sawyer: SNL Writers, John Hamm fans

February 12, 2010 • 0
“After a long night of smoking cigarettes and eating gelatin, you may feel the urge to visit the powder room. A lady does not do this while company is present. Wait until all your guests have gone home and the house has been cleaned, then you may go to the woods to relieve yourself. If »

Sorry, Gaga fans — for now, the show won’t go on

January 15, 2010 • 1
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No, Mimi — we should all be thanking you

January 13, 2010 • 1
Her Supreme Deity Mariah Carey of Billboard fame has been generating lots of buzz for her portrayal of a welfare worker in the film “Precious.” But it seems the buzz has been going to her head, quite literally. Above, watch as an inebriated Carey accepts the award for Breakthrough Actress at the Palm Springs International »

Notable Quotables: 12.14.09

December 14, 2009 • 0
As final exams wear on, scenesters submit favorite quotes from their current studying endeavors. “I’ve been in the movie business since 1982, produced fourteen, fifteen movies. I’m used to all forms of deception and manipulation, but to have someone just outright chew your face, basically say, ‘I’m gonna fuck you because I can,’ that was »

James Franco: I’m not a soap star, I’m an artiste

December 6, 2009 • 0
James Franco sat down with scene last month to talk about his MFA and library creepers, among other things, but our time with Franco ran out before he could fully explain why he was guest starring on the soap opera “General Hospital.” Now, Franco has chosen to write about that decision, as well as his »