Ah, the art of letter writing: not lost so much as strangely distorted and reframed by the times. Today, there’s an open letter to GOT‘s White Walker Army (which unveiled some of its strength this past Sunday during the C.G.I. massacre at Hardhome) in The New Yorker. “We dread your appearance not just because you threaten Jon Snow and his cohorts,” writes Sarah Larson, “but because you threaten to drag the show we love further into a realm that we find tedious.” The White Walker Army has yet to tweet a response. Meanwhile, a real-life letter from Frank Sinatra to Mia Farrow is on the auction block for an estimated $3,000-$4,000. Pulling the old White Walker Army, Mia Farrow has also not commented on Twitter about the impending sale.
After a week off trudging through the cold and mainlining new movies in Park City, your weekly guide to what to buy and rent and stream has, happily, returned. This week’s slate is nice and diverse, just the way we like it: one of last year’s best action movies, one of last year’s best movies period, a recent and unjustly ignored effort from an auteur on the rise, and two underrated classics making their Blu-ray debuts.
In a world where you have more options for satisfying your longform reading needs than ever, your friends here at Flavorwire are taking the time once a week to highlight some of the best that journalism has to offer. Whether they’re unified by topic, publication, writer, their status as classics, or just by a general feeling, these articles all have one thing in common: they’re essential reading. This week, we’re looking some of the most notorious celebrity profiles from then and now.
In the current ultra-managed, publicist-controlled, sound-byte-driven media atmosphere, you don’t get to hear stars really speaking their minds anymore — at least, not about anything fun, like how they really feel about their fellow stars. But occasionally a little something sneaks through the PR wall, both now and back in Hollywood’s golden age, sometimes as whispers, sometimes as gossip, sometimes long after the fact. And thus, we present another, long-overdue installment of our ongoing series (following authors, filmmakers, and musicians) of really famous people really cutting each other …Read More
The Miley Cyrus VMA, European Music Awards, feminist, bleached eyebrows, and riding-naked-on-a-wrecking-ball hysteria has overwhelmed the media, and the singer will undoubtedly create new headlines as she celebrates her 21st birthday. Attendees can expect a “sex dungeon” and go-go dancers at tonight’s party, because why the hell not. She’ll also be taking over MTV on Sunday for eight hours of tongue-wagging shenanigans. The celebratory weekend will surely be one in a long line of memorable celebrity shindigs — ten of which we revisited for your amusement, below.
Imagine spending your life thinking that you have inherited the genes of the world’s most famous neurotic, then you find …Read More