Tomorrow night, D’Angelo’s first TV interview in over 10 years will air on “The Tavis Smiley Show.” It’s the first of a two-parter, with the second installment airing Thursday. As well as 2014′s “Black Messiah,” the interview will touch on social issues and D’Angelo’s upbringing in the Pentecostal Church.
At the age of 50, well before his death in 1976, French photographer Pierre Molinier fashioned himself an imaginary grave. It read: “Here lies Pierre Molinier born on 13 April 1900 — died around 1950 — He was a man without morals — He didn’t give a fuck of glory and honor — Useless to pray for him.” “The Temptations of Pierre Molinier,” currently on view at London’s Richard Saltoun Gallery, revisits the work of one of the most giddily depraved photographers of all time. Most of his smallscale, home-developed silver gelatin prints depict Molinier himself, dressed in drag and drenched in shadow.
Is this woman in the 10th circle of hell yet? Or at least a prisoner of ISIS in Syria?
Nicholas Hoult (left) will play author J.D. Salinger in Danny Strong’s upcoming drama “Rebel in the Rye.” Strong wrote the screenplay, an adaptation of Kenneth Slawenski biography, J.D. Salinger: A Life, and he will also direct the film. The movie tells the story of the birth of Salinger’s “The Catcher in the Rye.” The legendary writer soared to the heights of the literary world but left it all behind for a life of seclusion. Dear Danny Strong: Good luck getting the rights to quote from the novel!
In an interview with Gay Star News, Sir Ian McKellen has said he was evicted from an apartment by Taylor Swift. McKellen said he was staying at the apartment which was owned by the director of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, in which he played the wizard Gandalf. Swift then purchased it and had him removed. “When I was living in Peter Jackson’s apartment in New York, Taylor Swift bought it while I was there and I was thrown out before I wanted to leave!” he said. “That hardly puts me in Taylor Swift’s team, does it?”
The New York Review of Books has posted a touching remembrance by Italo Calvino of his moviegoing youth, which corresponded to the peak of Hollywood’s Golden Age — the late 1930s. Calvino begins: ‘There were years when I went to the movies almost every day, sometimes even twice a day, and they were the years between 1936 and the war, around the time of my adolescence. Those were years in which cinema was my world. It’s been said many times before that cinema is a form of escape, it’s a stock phrase intended to be a condemnation, and cinema certainly served that purpose for me back then.’
Well, what do you expect? Donald Trump‘s campaign demonstrates that the Presidential race reflects the rest of American culture — it’s all about money and entertainment. So why shouldn’t a pop-culture couple — Kanye and Kim — run for President? You can cry about Trump and Kanye all you want, but that’s what America is now, for good and for ill. Instagram and Twitter determine everything.