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Crystal Fairy & The Magical Cactus and 2012

Francis Levy | Posted 10.05.2013 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

The search for Nirvana had not lost its virginity when it first started to appear in films and novels in the in the 50's and 60's. Enlightenment was ...

Another Lance Armstrong Biopic Nails Down Lead

Posted 07.26.2013 | Entertainment

Five months after it was announced that J.J. Abrams will produce a biopic about disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, a similar effort from the hands of ...

The Best Drug Scenes In Movies

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.13.2013 | Entertainment

Michael Cera and Gaby Hoffmann, the stars of the new drug-fest "Crystal Fairy," went above and beyond Method acting, having admitted to taking mescali...

James McAvoy Stars In Irvine Welsh's 'Filth'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment

Another of Irvine Welsh's bombastic stories is making its way to the big screen, and now a new, fittingly NSFW trailer has debuted. "Filth" is the fou...

Irvine Welsh on Elitism, Writing, Drugs and Scottish Football

David Henry Sterry | Posted 08.25.2013 | Books
David Henry Sterry

I first met Irvine Welsh at the Edinburgh Book Festival. I was a huge fan of Trainspotting. And now that the prequel to Trainspotting is out, I thought I would pick his brain about writing, books and Scotland.

The Best Generation X Movies Ever: 7 Totally Zeitgeisty Films That Aren't On Your Sucky Listicle

Christopher Zara | Posted 08.04.2013 | Entertainment
Christopher Zara

The films below are zeitgeisty in the way that Rebel Without a Cause and Easy Rider are zeitgeisty. They don't just depict a generation. They capture it.

Irvine Welsh talks sex, drugs, violence (and other things!) on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 07.22.2013 | Entertainment
Mark Bazer

Scottish novelist -- and now Chicago resident -- Irvine Welsh talks with The Interview Show host Mark Bazer about his latest novel, "Skagboys," the ...

Trainspotting at the Elephant Theatre: Daring, Gritty and Heartbreaking

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.06.2013 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Roger Mathey's latest revival of Irvine Welsh's cult novel about a circle of heroin addict friends in Edinburgh, Scotland, Trainspotting, is one of the most visceral, blood and guts stage dramas I've seen in recent memory -- or maybe ever.

'90s Favorite Gets A Sequel

Posted 03.11.2013 | Entertainment

Celebrated British film "Trainspotting" may be getting a sequel. Released in 1996, the Oscar-nominated "Trainspotting" is an adaptation of Irvine W...

Director Finds Key to California Solo

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.29.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Lewy had the idea for a Brit living in the U.S., even as he was researching America's immigration bureaucracy. His discussions with immigration lawyers sparked the idea for the film.

World Premiere Stage Adaptation of Trainspotting Finds Drama in Drug Culture

Robert Bullen | Posted 12.18.2012 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

It's difficult for me to get behind art that glorifies the illegal drug culture. It just seems like exploitative, easy fodder. But Trainspotting, which examines the life of a troupe of burned out drug dealers and users, is a whole different beast.

Irvine Welsh: Where I Like To Read

Irvine Welsh | Posted 11.15.2012 | Books
Irvine Welsh

"Don't shit where you eat" has always sounded like sensible and pertinent advice to me.

VIDEO: The Best Sean Connery Impressions

The Huffington Post | Andrew Rothschild | Posted 03.20.2012 | Entertainment

Why is Sean Connery's accent such a pop-culture stalwart? Is it his heavy, articulate delivery that's so lasting, or just that he's really the first, ...

Chris Jancelewicz

No 'Trainspotting' Sequel, Says Ewan McGregor

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 04.10.2012 | Entertainment

As amazing as it would be to see Begbie, Renton and Sick Boy continue their drug-induced "Trainspotting" adventures, Scottish leading man Ewan McGrego...

Top 10 Slang Narratives: From Pigeon English To "Milk-Plus"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

From Flavorwire: By Kathleen Massara Dialect can be used as a class marker, or as something that identifies your hometown, your race, or your pr...

Movie Review: 127 Hours

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Yeah, OK, Danny Boyle's 127 Hours is the movie about the guy who cut his arm off. But it's not just a movie about a guy cutting off his arm. Rather...

I Love Xanax

Suz Redfearn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Suz Redfearn

Is that wrong? I hope not. Because I have no plans to give it up. And don't you try to make me, either.

Radcliffe: New "Potter" Movie Like "Trainspotting"

The Sun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

DANIEL RADCLIFFE has compared the new Hogwarts blockbuster to Scottish drug flick Trainspotting. He says his sixth movie outing, Harry Potter And The...