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Francesca Lia Block's Noir Genius Shines Darkly in "Beyond the Pale Hotel"

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 11.24.2014 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

Sitting in the lovely patio eating a vegan falafel bowl with Block across from me wearing a black tank top, black skinny jeans, and shiny pink Nike high-tops, I couldn't help feeling like I'd fallen into a Block novel.

We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: The Joan Didion Documentary's Pioneering Approach to Collaborative Filmmaking

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Nicholas

Here is a compendium of characters Didion herself might appreciate, and one which her own family is now joining.

My Thoughts on the Controversy Over My Comments About the Gay Community and Misogyny

Rose McGowan | Posted 11.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Rose McGowan

The LGBT community absolutely needs to combat the misogyny in their midst. I've lived and breathed gay rights for as long as I can remember. I've seen so much change and now I want more. Casual and accepted misogyny no longer works for me and it shouldn't work for you.

Social Media: Epic Power, Beauty and Terror

Max Benavidez | Posted 12.03.2014 | Technology
Max Benavidez

Do you remember the shock wave in January 2009 that shook the media world when a tweet broke the hard news story that a plane had to make an emergency landing on the Hudson River? That's social media in action.

Gone Girl Keeps Going

The New York Public Library | Posted 12.03.2014 | Books
The New York Public Library

In honor of this NYPL all-star novel being turned into a film, the Library's manager of reader services Lynn Lobash has compiled a list of the top five psychological thrillers turned movies. So if you're in the mood to be freaked out and "Gone Girl" is checked out, try one of these on for size.

The 'American Psycho' Musical Of Your Nightmares Is Finally Coming To New York

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 09.13.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — The yuppie serial killer Patrick Bateman from "American Psycho" is about to stalk an off-Broadway stage. Second Stage Theatre said ...

"Scrooge, Don Draper, and Patrick Bateman Walk Into a Bar... "

Joseph A. Domino | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Joseph A. Domino

Early Scrooge and Draper appear "normal" enough, if unsavory, to be representative of mainstream society, yet we are aware of a low-grade pathology at work. Bateman would drive off the cliff, laughing maniacally.

Long Awaited Book Sequels... That Completely Flopped

Kate Gavino | Posted 05.19.2014 | Books
Kate Gavino

Some sequels are masterpieces (Huckleberry Finn, Lord of the Rings, Through the Looking Glass), and others are pleasant surprises (Doctor Sleep, the most recent Bridget Jones) but there are a few that deserve to stay hidden deep in the discount bin.

'Yeezus' Coming To Theaters Soon?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 02.18.2014 | Entertainment

Kanye West shared his love for "American Psycho" back in June when he released the film-inspired clip featuring his song "Black Skinhead." Now, West h...

'American Psycho' Musical Looks Like A Bloody Hit

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 12.13.2013 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — Is any subject too macabre to make a musical? Not on the evidence of past works including Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd," about a ...

Are Young Writers Interesting?

Steven Petite | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Steven Petite

Then Junot Diaz asked me a question: "What could you possibly write that would interest people?" This being a reference to my age, and possibly my closed-off suburban background. I know that it was not meant as an insult, but at the same time, how would he know if my writing could interest people just by looking at me?

New Details On The 'American Psycho' Musical Emerge

Posted 10.07.2013 | Arts

Matt Smith will jump from the set of Britain's favorite science fiction series to the stage of what just might be the most horrifying musical ever pro...

Best of Venice: Getting to Know The Canyons

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

The Canyons offers insight into an all-too-familiar world of boredom and desperation, relationships and compromises, closeness and the abyss that separates us from our lovers. Although I wanted to dislike it, to be "cool" like my fellow critics, I ended up falling in love with the film.

Stuck in The Canyons

Nikola Stepić | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment
Nikola Stepić

There is ample reason to be interested in The Canyons, the latest Lindsay Lohan film that seems to be on everyone's lips and laptop screens. It's undoubtedly provoking, though often times not for a good reason.

One Part Noir, One Part Snuff, One Part La Lohan

Jill Di Donato | Posted 10.05.2013 | Entertainment
Jill Di Donato

Voyeurism is a necessary ingredient for all thrillers, but in The Canyons, with all the hoopla about its stars, the project itself begs the question: is this low-budget train wreck a filmic version of reality TV or cinematic verite at its finest? I don't really care.

When Lindsay Lohan Hijacks a Film She Also Rescues It

Karen Fragala Smith | Posted 10.02.2013 | Entertainment
Karen Fragala Smith

More important than critical acclaim or box-office boom is the very distinct potential that The Canyons will come to be known as one of the most influential films in decades.

Lindsay 'Humbled' After Good 'Canyons' Review

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.29.2013 | Entertainment

The very early word on "The Canyons" has arrived, and save for a positive review from Variety film critic Scott Foundas, Lindsay Lohan's new film has ...

The Trailer For Lindsay Lohan's New Porn-Ish Movie Is Here

Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment

Tabloid fixture Lindsay Lohan and porn star James Deen star in "The Canyons," a movie that now has a trailer with dubstep-ish background music. It's d...

Watch Kanye's Version Of 'American Psycho'

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.18.2013 | Entertainment

Kanye West's version of "American Psycho" has already made its way around the web in the form of distorted, fan-shot YouTube videos, but West plopped ...

American Psycho(analysis)

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 12.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

Bret Easton Ellis insists on asserting his "dudeness" by publicly splitting himself from the "elf gays." For Ellis there seems to be no realness, no masculinity, no power (and perhaps no self) without a despised, feminine, vulnerable foil.

Does This Musical Need Kickstarter?

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 07.16.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Duncan Sheik is part of an unusual campaign on Kickstarter: Not to get his musical "American Psycho" up and running. It's to make it ...

'American Psycho' Scribe: I Was 'Banned' From The GLAAD Awards

Posted 04.22.2013 | Gay Voices

Bret Easton Ellis wants the world to know he was not among the A-list names who attended the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles over the weekend. T...

Easton Ellis Is Writing A New Novel

Posted 02.27.2013 | Books

In December, the much-feted author of American Psycho Bret Easton Ellis tweeted FYI: There. Is. No. New. Novel. Being. Written. Except for maybe Th...

When You Can See 'The Canyons'

Posted 02.15.2013 | Entertainment

"The Canyons" is coming soon. The much-discussed Lindsay Lohan film was acquired by IFC Films on Friday and will "premiere day-and-date and on digi...

10 Ways To Be A Literary Rogue (PHOTOS)

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 04.06.2013 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

Way before musicians and actors cornered the market on misbehavior, writers were flooding hotel rooms and testing their livers' upper limits.