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Bernardo Bertolucci on being burned by Hollywood

Bernardo Bertolucci on being burned by Hollywood

Outside Bernardo Bertolucci’s apartment in Rome there is a large goods lift. Once it carried supplies and shopping from floor to floor but now the goods it carries are Bertolucci…

Where The Walls Still Talk

Where The Walls Still Talk

Tales from the legendary hotel-slash-commune that housed Jackson Pollock, Dylan Thomas, Arthur Miller, Bob Dylan, Robert Mapplethorpe, Patti Smith, and Sid Vicious—told by residents like Rufus Wainwright, Betsey Johnson, R.…

Al Pacino: “You can’t let your skin get too thick”

Al Pacino: “You can’t let your skin get too thick”

Mr. Pacino, how do you deal with weight of your own achievements? I don’t know. You don’t think of it that way. You don’t think of those parts as achievements.…

Is James Joyce’s Ulysses the hardest novel to finish?

Is James Joyce’s Ulysses the hardest novel to finish?

James Joyce died 75 years ago this week, leaving a lifetime of books beloved by many… and Ulysses, heralded as both the best novel in the English language and the…

The Hysterical Cinema of Emir Kusturica

The Hysterical Cinema of Emir Kusturica

There are two main images that instantly rise to mind when the words “Serbia” and “Cinema” appear together: the controversial “A Serbian Film” by Srdjan Spasojevic and the face of…

“The River” – Springsteen’s Most Anxious Album

“The River” – Springsteen’s Most Anxious Album

The world is not lacking monuments to Bruce Springsteen. His work has been exhaustively parsed, reissued, celebrated, annotated, and admired. At present, it is wildly difficult to find a reasonable…

Alejandro González Iñárritu: ‘When you see The Revenant you will say “Wow”

Alejandro González Iñárritu: ‘When you see The Revenant you will say “Wow”

For the past 15 years, Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu has been one of his country’s most prominent cultural ambassadors, so it’s hardly surprising when he gives his own national…

The alphabet from space – in pictures

The alphabet from space – in pictures

Nasa’s Earth Observatory has tracked down images resembling all 26 letters of the English alphabet using satellite imagery and astronaut photograph. Тhe Guardian …

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