Sentences So Pure: Catherine Breillat's Abuse of Weakness

Sentences So Pure: Catherine Breillat's Abuse of WeaknessLast month marked the official release of Abuse of Weakness, written and directed by iconic French auteur Catherine Breillat, first premiered at Toronto International Film Festival 2013. We caught the limited engagement in Chicago at the Gene Siskel Film Center. Below are 11 distinctions of Breillat's 15th film, an autobiographical story of desperation and [more]

Farrakhan Runs the Light: An Interview With Comedian Justin Williams

Farrakhan Runs the Light: An Interview With Comedian Justin Williams BY TIM MYERS If I've learned anything from listening to punk rock luminaries like the Clash and Against Me! over the years, it's that the personal is always political. Rising New York comedian Justin Williams’ stand-up act embodies this notion, dissecting personal experiences with a keen eye for what they say about how our political leanings define us, how we view [more]

Full Circle: An Interview with White Lung's Mish Way

Full Circle: An Interview with White Lung's Mish Way BY KATI HENG Musicians and journalists have always had a pretty tense relationship. For every artist who quietly participates in multiple interviews with a reporter and builds a positive relationship with him or her, there’s Lana Del Rey accusing someone of misquoting her feelings on death or M.I.A. publicly handing out a reporter’s phone number. However, the [more]

She's So Blonde: An Interview with EMA

She's So Blonde: An Interview with EMA BY JORDAN MAINZER When I spoke with Erika M. Anderson before she and her band embarked on a tour with Spoon, she had no idea what her live show would consist of. “There’s always this question of, ‘How provocative can I be?’” she told me. “Should I think about how to ramp up or ramp down?” I knew she’d figure it out; by the time I caught her opening [more]

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Sentences So Pure: Catherine Breillat’s Abuse of Weakness

Last month marked the official release of Abuse of Weakness, written and directed by iconic French auteur Catherine Breillat, first premiered at Toronto International Film Festival 2013. We caught the limited engagement in Chicago at the Gene Siskel Film Center. Below are 11 distinctions of Breillat’s 15th film, an autobiographical story...
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Farrakhan Runs the Light: An Interview With Comedian Justin Williams

BY TIM MYERS If I’ve learned anything from listening to punk rock luminaries like the Clash and Against Me! over the years, it’s that the personal is always political. Rising New York comedian Justin Williams’ stand-up act embodies this notion, dissecting personal experiences with a keen eye for what...

Full Circle: An Interview with White Lung’s Mish Way

BY KATI HENG Musicians and journalists have always had a pretty tense relationship. For every artist who quietly participates in multiple interviews with a reporter and builds a positive relationship with him or her, there’s Lana Del Rey accusing someone of misquoting her feelings on death or M.I.A. publicly...
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She’s So Blonde: An Interview with EMA

BY JORDAN MAINZER When I spoke with Erika M. Anderson before she and her band embarked on a tour with Spoon, she had no idea what her live show would consist of. “There’s always this question of, ‘How provocative can I be?’” she told me. “Should I think about...