“What happens when the surreal imagination of the world’s greatest living animator, Hayao Miyazaki, is turned into a theme park?”
Kate Bush, “Running Up That Hill,” and the End of Music Charts As We Knew Them
Thanks to season four of Stranger Things, Kate Bush’s song, “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God),” has topped the charts, 37 years after its release. Nate Rogers takes a look at how this happened, and what it means for the music industry, and especially older, legacy acts. Drenched in gated reverb and woozy […]
Every Language Everywhere All at Once
As our choices for films and television shows made around the world increase in the streaming era, so do the challenges of translation. Rafael Motamayor explores the art — and complicated process — of translating foreign content for international viewers. We are far removed from the days of flagrant cultural erasure through dubbing — Pokémon […]
Prince & Place
“Prince’s sound is a musical hybrid, in which the history of Minneapolis, its people, and the social forces organizing life there are brought together.”
The Untold Stories of Wes Studi
“Wes starring in films that have nothing to do with Native American heritage is something we acutely desire: to be allowed to play parts without having to authenticate our realness as Indians.”
Martin Scorsese on “content,” the films of Federico Fellini, and the art of cinema.
Britney Spears Was a New Mom and No One Tried to Help Her
“I’ve never met a woman who did not at some point, in those first early weeks of motherhood, break down.”
I Will Always Love You: A Dolly Parton Reading List
Happy birthday, Dolly Parton! Here are seven longreads about the American singer-songwriter.
‘We Told You So’: Revisiting the Bleak, Pandemic-Filled World of 12 Monkeys, 25 Years Later
“Gilliam does believe that the end of society may soon be upon us. The question for him is: What shape will the new one take?”
A Plague of Madness
Terry Gilliam’s 1995 film 12 Monkeys showed us a bleak future, one in which a virus had wiped out most of humankind. Twenty-five years on, the film’s creators revisit their visionary film.