The Complete History of the Madness of ‘12 Monkeys’
Twenty-five years ago, Terry Gilliam and the other outsider creators of ‘12 Monkeys’ gave humanity a warning about our pandemic-filled future, whether they meant to or not
The Oral History of A.J. Soprano’s Slipknot Jacket, Its Online Resurrection, and ‘Sopranos’ Style
In 2001, an iconic piece of metal merch appeared on possibly the greatest TV show of all time. The people who were there and those who have preserved its legacy explain how it happened.
David Fincher, as Explained by the People Who Work With Him
He has a reputation as Hollywood’s ultimate control freak, a director obsessed with attaining perfection no matter how many takes it needs or whose feelings he hurts. Now, three decades of collaborators demystify what it’s really like to work with one of the most talented directors of his generation.
Talk Hard: The Making of the Teen-Angst Classic ‘Pump Up the Volume’
In 1990, an indie drama about an anti-authoritarian pirate radio DJ obsessed with masturbation jokes signaled a wave of mutilation that was cresting over American culture. Thirty years later, it still feels prescient.
The Landmark Book That Brought the Stories of Black Vietnam Veterans Out of the Darkness
Journalist Wallace Terry’s landmark oral history from 1984 set the stage for films like ‘Dead Presidents’ and Spike Lee’s latest
How Music Videos Are Being Made in the Time of the Coronavirus
Pop stars and indie artists alike are taking new approaches to music videos—and finding that they may be the most adaptive medium for making creative material in a largely shut down world
The Quest for the First Great Weed-Cooking Show
Marijuana has edged its way into the mainstream, but that still isn’t reflected on food TV. Netflix’s ‘Cooked With Cannabis’ is the latest show to try to change that.
Movies, Minus the Theaters: How Hollywood Is Grappling With the Coronavirus
With theaters closing and productions shutting down around the world, the film industry is temporarily on hold, forced into backup plans that could have permanent consequences
The Five Stages of Being Adapted by Martin Scorsese
What is it like to have one of cinema’s most renowned directors turn your book into a movie? Dennis Lehane (‘Shutter Island’), Joe Connelly (‘Bringing Out the Dead’), and Brian Selznick (‘Hugo’) explain the emotionally overwhelming process.
The Modern Lord of Dance
As the choreographer of the video for Sia’s "Chandelier," FKA Twigs’s Apple commercial, the Five Movements in ‘The OA,’ and, most recently, the musical finale of ‘Transparent,’ Ryan Heffington has had a larger influence on how culture moves than anyone else