Friday, August 23, 2019
When Dream Hampton started work on Surviving R. Kelly, she had reason to check her expectations about the documentary’s potential impact. More than 20 years of accusations about the Grammy-winning musician’s alleged mentally abusive relationships with under-age women had essentially amounted to a disturbing footnote to Kelly’s career up to that point. And a 2008…
Perhaps no artist in modern history, save Andy Warhol, has been so well documented, and self-documented, as Frida Kahlo, or has used documentary methods, surrealist and otherwise, to so unflinchingly confront ideas about disability, gender, sexuality, national identity, and relationships. These qualities make her the perfect celebrity artist for our times, but unlike the average…
(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) In this week’s Pop Culture Imports, we have Akira Kurosawa‘s masterpiece, Ran, on the Criterion Channel, and a few hidden gems on Netflix including a superb German sexual assault drama, a poignant slice of life anime film, the latest…
It should come as no surprise that candidates for public office often underscore personal narrative, attempting to cultivate an image of themselves as a charismatic celebrity. Most of the nearly two dozen candidates vying to be the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee have taken a turn at fame, although for many, the burst of celebrity lasts…
Photo by Albert L. Ortega/GettyKeanu Reeves is everywhere right now. He's popping up in rom-coms and Toy Story sequels and action movies that are way better than they have any right to be. He's spouting sage wisdom about the nature of mortality on nightly talk shows. He's officially the internet's boyfriend even though he swears,…
Fatherhood is hard, even when you’re the founder of a billion-dollar company and married to one of the world’s most accomplished athletes.The months after his daughter Olympia was born nearly two years ago were among the most trying in Alexis Ohanian’s life, says the Reddit and Initialized Capital cofounder, despite all the advantages he and…
In February, Kanye West was spotted strolling around Calabasas with stylist Lotta Volkova. “Who Is Kanye West’s Super Stylish Companion?” asked Vogue, pointing out Volkova’s bleach blond hair, white-framed sunglasses, and mint-colored leather jacket, and speculating that the two might be about to work together. Volkova can perhaps go incognito in the celebrity enclaves of California, but…
Marketing The NBA has positioned itself for global dominance and there is no reason you cannot steal a page from their book. Image credit: Ezra Shaw | Getty Images June 12, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The love for sports is global, but the ability that the National…
Fans of the rapper Cardi B. Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Why do so many people care so much about celebrities? Just as each generation believes it invented sex, so each thinks it created celebrity. Ask someone born in the 21st century what defines celebrity culture, and they will likely single…
Before doors open to the public on June 7, Blondey McCoy gives us an exclusive look at his first solo exhibition called “Stella Populis” at London’s Ronchini Gallery. The 22-year-old polyhypenate presents multifaceted artworks spanning photography, digital illustration, installation, and studies. These works touch on themes of pop culture, celebrity, mental illness, and modern-day religion.…