Newsnight’s Jeremy Paxman talks to Russell Brand about voting, revolution and beards, as he launches his guest edit for the New Statesman.
By Barry Rubinow
It’s become a cliché to say that wild and crazy news stories, although true, would be rejected by the movie studios as too preposterous, if they were pitched as a script. In the remarkable new documentary THE LOVERS & THE DESPOT filmmakers Robert Cannan and Ross Adam tell a true story so outlandish the subjects themselves worried that no one would believe them.
Film director Shin Sang-ok and actress Choi Eun-hee, the ‘Lovers’ of the title, met and fell in love in 1950s South Korea. They made a very successful series of films together and were … Read More »
In 1980, while filming “Stir Crazy” on location in Arizona, Richard Pryor agreed to sit for an interview with a Mormon high school public access cable television show. The interview took place at 7am, before shooting began for the day. After completing the entire one hour long interview, it was discovered that one of the high school student crew members messed up the audio portion of the recording, leaving the complete program in total silence.
After lots of begging, Pryor agreed to re-do the interview provided it took place after his lunch break, which came about 3pm. By … Read More »
“If you want to preserve your power indefinitely, you have to get the consent of the ruled” – Aldous Huxley
Interview by Mike Wallace on May 18, 1958, from the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin
“This is Aldous Huxley, a man haunted by a vision of hell on earth. Mr. Huxley wrote a Brave New World, a novel that predicted that some day the entire world would live under a frightful dictatorship. Today Mr. Huxley says that his fictional world of horror is probably just around the corner for all of us.” – Mike Wallace
In … Read More »
Michael Atwood discusses reading and other things with Kurt Vonnegut in this interview from 1991. (Source: Across Indiana)
Marty Feldman, was a king of British comedy in the 1960. He worked with John Cleese and David Frost, among many others. A thyroid problem as a young man caused his eyes to enlarge, which gave him a very memorable look. But this did not slow his career. This documentary looks at his entire life.
Noisey’s favourite music writer John Doran, hosts a brand new series entitled The British Masters, where he will be interviewing the most influential and colourful figures from British popular music history.
First up is Roxy Music frontman, and successful solo artist, Bryan Ferry, who is currently celebrating 4 decades in music by releasing an album of his own songs performed by a swing orchestra.
In John’s words “Some of these characters will be more famous than others, some better dressed, some will have better musical chops, some will have a firmer grasp on reality and some will have a … Read More »
This Jared Leto-directed documentary series focuses on National Parks in the United States. This episode features legendary climber Tommy Caldwell.
Tour a collection of treasures plucked from thirty-four years’ worth of New York City trash.(Source: The New Yorker)
David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar talk to Howard Stern about how the two rockers set aside their differences to tour together and showcase Van Halen material from two different eras.
Posdnuos and Dave from De La Soul discuss the group’s 30 year career, their constant over seas touring, releasing a new album after a long hiatus and much more with The Breakfast Club. (Source: The Breakfast Club)
Williams was the poster boy for the NFL’s battle against marijuana, stuck with the public image that came from standing his ground against the league. Now, former All-Pro running back Ricky Williams is embracing that image, finding wisdom along the way. (Source: Sports Illustrated)