Let The Sunshine In: The queer legacy of Miloš Forman’s Hair

When it opened the Cannes Film Festival in 1979, Hair proved divisive among critics; some raised the roof, others simply shrugged. Over 40 years later, the fuss has fizzled out altogether. As if by a wicked twist of irony, the original musical, which boasted shaggy bobs begging to be “beaded, braided, flowered and confettied,” has Read More

A new film explores the history of mass incarceration and house music in America

A new film explores the history of mass incarceration and house music in America Bring Down the Walls suggests that the dance floor can provide liberation from oppressive judicial policies. In 1980s America, mass incarceration was gaining momentum. Due to the introduction of New York City’s Rockefeller Drug Laws – which could imprison someone for Read More

Eliza Hittman: ‘I sat down with abortion providers to try to understand the story I wanted to tell’

Eliza Hittman: ‘I sat down with abortion providers to try to understand the story I wanted to tell’ The writer/director on how first-hand research informed her ‘poetic odyssey’, Never Rarely Sometimes Always. Eliza Hittman uses quietness, shadowing characters during their private downtime in between story beats. Her debut feature, It Felt Like Love, is a Read More

Cam’ron – Welcome To New York City (feat. Jay-Z & Juelz Santana)

Turn the motherfuckin’ music up Just Blaze, man, you owe me nigga Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Welcome to the Empire State Home of the World Trade Birthplace of Michael Jordan Home of Biggie Smalls Roc-A-Fella headquaters Ladies and gentlemen, Killa Cam, Young Hov is definitely in the building Brooklyn, Harlem World Welcome to New York Read More