Sofia Coppola’s Milestone Win At Cannes Would Feel A Shade Less Tainted If It Weren’t For Two Major Factors

Without question, Sofia Coppola is a talented director. Her vision and influence pervades every film she touches. Even when those films are as decidedly blasé as Somewhere or The Bling Ring. And there is no mistaking her unique flair for cinematography and music choice. Indeed, the surefire way to know you’re …

Hailee Steinfeld Shuts Down the So-Called Compliment of Males Who Use the Cliche “You’re Not Like Most Girls”

As it gets to be less and less socially acceptable to pigeonhole women as any one thing–or as a “thing” at all–Hailee Steinfeld, who, in addition to setting a Thirteen Reasons Why-esque stage with her role in The Edge of Seventeen, also made that less and less common transition from …

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band: The 50th Anniversary & The Importance of Finding It In High School

Like most music that is timeless and essential, it’s best to discover it when you’re in high school–at that pivotal coming of age phase of your life, when you can still properly absorb art instead of focusing on bullshit like money. Among the ranks of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust and the …

Twin Peaks: The Return Brings A Heightened Twist of Darkness to David Lynch’s Grasp & Love of Americana

“If there’s one thing you should know about me, Ray, it’s that I don’t need anything. I want.” So reminds Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) in his diabolical doppelganger form, speaking both of the black hole of evilness within himself and the American people. Those who have been nervous about the reboot, …

Céline Dion: Still Getting Us Moist–Er, Verklempt–20 Years Later With “My Heart Will Go On”

The Billboard Music Awards has come to show its strength and influence in the arena of the award show genre of late, and the entity was given further cachet with Madonna’s venomously powerful acceptance speech for Billboard’s Woman of the Year last October. More than any other giver of accolades …