“[A director] had an actor in to read opposite me. We hadn’t even been introduced. And the director told this guy to start seducing me and kissing my neck while we read. It was so weird. Eventually I just said: ‘I can’t do this.’ And, of course, I was told I was difficult and all… More »
Here’s a brief test of étiquette. You’re a writer accused of asking an inappropriate question to a famous actor in a national magazine. Another writer takes you to task for what she sees as a history of this kind of inappropriateness. Your response?
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The trailer for “Hitchcock” has been released, heightening our already Halloween-inspired itch for an Alfred Hitchcock movie marathon. The film stars Anthony Hopkins as the famed director and centers on his relationship with his wife (played by Helen Mirren) in addition to the hurdles he had to overcome when filming “Psycho.” Scarlett Johansson will star as the shower-scene-stealing Janet Leigh, and if… More »
One would think being married to Alfred Hitchcock, the king of the macabre thriller, would be kind of strange. But apparently Hitchcock’s wife, Alma Reville, had a similar dark sense of humor. Here she is with Alfred’s head—a prop, natch—in the fridge. To me this photo is an exercise in how there’s a person out… More »
Secret Machines Secret Machines
Known for their layered, creeping cacophony of self-loathing and sex appeal, the Secret Machines are back with their third record. The release is self-titled, so you know they want to get personal. These citified charmers will seduce you somewhere between the heaving drums, the deep vocals, and stunning guitar.
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I hated Barbie as a fat kid, for obvious reasons. She was super skinny, had cooler clothes than me, hung out with yuppies, and her make-up looked like my evil babysitter’s. Back in the day, Barbie seemed like the suburban spawn of Satan in her perfect little princess castle. But now that I’m an adult,… More »