When I was three years old, my mom used to take me to the library, find me a pile of books, and let me sit and read for up to an hour while she went and browsed the stacks. When I was 14 years old, I made my mom paint my room black, and I spent a lot of time watching The X-Files and being mortified by her. But she never forgot that I could also be that first kind of patient, inquisitive girl, even when I insisted on listening to Walkmen tapes of Queen’s Greatest Hits while hiking in Glacier Park.
Like so many of us, I didn’t fully [...]
Cutie and The Boxer is a documentary about Ushio and Noriko Shinohara, two Brooklyn-based Japanese artists who have been married for more than 40 years. The director, Zachary Heinzerling, calls it a love story, and it is, at base: we're given access to a tender working relationship that has plenty of darker subtext. "Underneath that playfulness," Heinzerling has explained, "is the resentment that Noriko has for the way she was treated in the past."
From the trailer alone, you'll notice both Noriko's sly humor and quiet control. She came to New York from Japan at age 19 to study art, and met Ushio, 21 years her senior [...]
Since the release of The Love Club EP eight months ago, this 16-year-old singer-songwriter from New Zealand has been deservedly blowing up the scene, and now Fader has a great interview up in which Lorde seems preternaturally savvy about the project she entered herself into after getting signed at age 12 ("I’ve always been very into cleanliness—there aren’t many photos of me online, and I do all my social networks and everything is very much the way I want it to be seen") and just pretty cool in general:
“Royals” pokes fun at canned images of luxury. If not gowns and diamonds, what luxuries do [...]