Thursday, July 24, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The Film Society just announced a John Waters retrospective in September -- and I can't wait!
Get ready for some of the "filthiest people alive" heading once again to the big screen. The Film Society of Lincoln Center will celebrate legendary director and personality John Waters's five decades in filmmaking with a complete retrospective, the first in the United States. The event, titled Fifty Years of John Waters: How Much Can You Take?, will be comprised of his 12 features, including "Pink Flamingos," "Female Trouble," "Polyester," "Hairspray," "Serial Mom," and his first two, "Mondo Trasho" and "Multiple Maniacs," which introduced the world to his iconic muse Divine (Harris Glenn Milstead). The series will kick off with a special opening-night presentation of "Female Trouble "(1974) followed by a discussion with John Waters and critic J. Hoberman. That same evening, Waters will introduce his 1994 feature, "Serial Mom."Keep reading HERE.
Blondie guitarist Chris Stein's new book of photographys, "Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk," is available for preorder now HERE.
Will be curious to see how many of these shots are actually new -- even the cover appeared in "Making Tracks" back in '82.
Via Getty Images: Wounded Israeli soldiers are brought to a helicopter on July 23, 2014 near Kafar Aza, Israel. As operation "Protective Edge " enters its 16th day, 29 Israeli soldiers have been killed and over 600 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza.
Loved Jacob Bernstein's recent night out with the fabulous Lee Grant in The Times. Now Matt Rettenmund filed a full report from her book signing at Barnes and Noble on 82nd Street. Enjoy HERE!
Whoa! If seeing Tim Tebow's treasure trail didn't do you in earlier, then Eric Decker's surely will! This is from a behind-the-scenes video about the making of his new ad campaign for Buffalo David Bitton, which I hope is making his disgusting wife extremely jealous.
Congrats to all of the inductees into the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association's LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame -- with a special shout-out to Donna Cartwright, who used to pick up shifts on my desk back in my NYT days. Nicely done, ladies!
Via news release:
The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) announced today the 2014 inductees into the LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame:
The LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame was established in 2005, recognizing seven journalists for their commitment, courage and dedication to LGBT issues in the media. Since then, NLGJA has inducted a total of 25 journalists. This year, the association honors three more exceptionally talented professionals in Baim, Keen and Cartwright.
“This year’s selections are deeply rewarding,” said Bob Witeck, Chair of the LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame Task Force. “All three share lifelong habits reporting our stories through solid journalism while inspiring us with their dedication to truth.”
Meanwhile, the 2014 NLGJA Journalist of the Year award went to Chris Geidner, senior legal and political reporter for BuzzFeed. To see the complete list of winners, click HERE.
Happen to be re-reading his and Vincent Bugliosi's true-crime masterpiece right now, inspired by a week beneath the Hollywood Hills. Well done, sir. Read HERE.
It's that good.
Trick or Treat: Being Karen Muethel
Sometimes people ask me why I wrote a memoir at such a relatively young age and I just don't know what to tell them. Oh, your mom helped you dress in drag for Halloween when you were 8 as your eccentric neighborhood too, right?