Do You Feel Like a Comedy?

By Rali Chorbadzhiyska With the summer vibes getting closer and closer, I've decided to compile a list of my favorite comedies! So here it is: Superbad - Being lame has never been cooler ;)4 2. Friday - Once you get yourself acquainted with this 1995 masterpiece (that has a sequel), prepare for Last Friday! 3. Borat - Very nice! Coming … Continue reading Do You Feel Like a Comedy?

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PALO ALTO: FRANCO AND COPPOLA’S NATURALISTIC REPRESENTATION OF TEENAGE ANGST

Here is a post by a friend and a brilliant Media and Communications student! Enjoy Plamena’s blog and specifically her account of the film ‘Palo Alto’! 🙂

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Palo Alto, based on a book of related short stories of the same title, written by James Franco, is Gia Coppola’s stunning film directing debut. As the granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola and niece of Sofia Coppola, a lot was expected from the rather young (27 year-old at the time) emerging film director. Gia was also given the task of writing the screenplay for Palo Alto for which Franco granted her complete artistic freedom when choosing how to approach the adaptation and which short stories she was going to focus on.  In an interview for WeGotThisCovered.com, James Franco said that he made this decision because he wanted “the Gia Coppola kind of experience”.

The film focuses on the characters of Teddy (Jack Kilmer, son of Val Kilmer) and Fred (Nat Wolff), two young boys experimenting with drugs, going to parties, and being altogether reckless in their actions, and April…

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‘Turn Off Your Brain and Just Trust Instinct’: Q-Tip on the Evolving Sound of Hip-Hop

For those of you who are into Hip-Hop (and longer reads)!

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A Tribe Called Quest’s sixth album, We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service, is a reminder of how much time has passed. As Noisey editor Kyle Kramer notes, it brings Phife Dawg’s voice back from the dead, uses familiar samples, and has that unmistakable Tribe groove. But the hip-hop group’s final studio album also marks now, and for many fans is very much relevant and political, especially given its release the day after the U.S. presidential election in 2016.

Kramer talks with Q-Tip about being egoless and instinctive — and staying true to himself and to Tribe while evolving with the sound of hip-hop.

I think you have to always look ahead, in anything. We sometimes become creatures of habit, and we want to continue to do things that we maybe have enjoyed or that strike a particular chord that we’ve experienced a long, long…

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