Two years after being expelled from the Cannes film festival after joking he was a Nazi, Lars von Trier is back with a bang – or rather a series of them. The Danish director’s latest production contains scenes of oral sex, anal sex and threesomes, together with an extended montage of penis types. Detractors be warned: Denmark’s arch provocateur shows no sign that he is mellowing with age.
Mike Brodie’s compelling body of work sprang from his journeys walking, hitchhiking and train-hopping across the United States. In 2003, Brodie was a bored 18-year-old living in Pensacola, Florida and […]
The French, who are notoriously divided on literary matters, all seem to agree: there are few great writers in France today, and Emmanuel Carrère is one of them. Carrère writes nonfiction, or what he calls “nonfiction novels.
Slava Mogutin is a New York-based Russian-American artist and writer, exiled from Russia for his outspoken writings and activism. Mogutin’s work is informed by his bicultural literary and dissident background, […]
Before becoming known as a photographer, Richard Kern was director of short death-punk films, pioneering a post-Warholian B porn aesthetic that made itself at home on Sonic Youth album covers and in East Village basement screening rooms at a time when it was still possible to call such culture “underground.” In the meantime, Kern’s photographs have been published in magazines as various as Purple and Barely Legal. Kern does porn, art, and also fashion photography…
English painter and printmaker. Three different strands of training and experience contributed to his early life and career after being taught briefly by Mark Gertler at Westminster Technical College in […]
The works of Russia’s golden age of prose literature were written against a background of czarist autocracy. Falling generally within the realist framework, the masterworks of this era exhibit a strong bent toward mysticism, brooding introspection, and melodrama.