Since the dawn of time, holiday sweaters have been both hated and beloved by folks the world over. Often decorated with dizzying patterns of candy canes, pine trees, reindeer, and …Read More
The good news is that A Very Murray Christmas is exactly what one pictures when one learns that Bill Murray (and Sofia Coppola, and Paul Shaffer) made a Christmas variety special. The bad news is — well, there really isn’t any bad news, because A Very Murray Christmas asks just an hour of its viewers’ time and delivers a perfectly enjoyable, idiosyncratic piece of seasonal entertainment in return.
Modern Vinyl reports that Bill Murray will be collaborating with French rock band Phoenix for a 7-inch titled Alone on Christmas Day for Murray’s forthcoming Netflix special, A Very Murray Christmas.
Watch: Bill Murray and His Famous Guests Gather for the “Greatest Night in History,” ‘A Very Murray Christmas’
We’ve been hearing for quite a while about Sofia Coppola’s/Netflix’s perplexing but possibly inspired A Very Murray Christmas, and have been doing our best to imagine a Christmas special enchanted by Murray/Coppola’s winningly disenchanted schtick.
Sofia Coppola has decided not to move forward in directing The Little Mermaid. It seemed too good to be true at the time …Read More
Recently, I watched Lost in Translation for the first time. (I know, I know.) Lying in my dark bedroom afterwards, flooded with emotion, I pawed through the Internet for more conversation. A couple years ago, on the tenth anniversary of the film’s release, The Daily Beast interviewed Sofia Coppola. The interviewer asked about Lost in Translation’s cult following, and Coppola — who had based the film on her own visits to Tokyo in her 20s — said, “I was just writing these little notes about stuff that happened to me, or what I thought, and I didn’t think anyone was going to be interested, so it’s really a surprise to me that that many people have seen it and that it did as well as it did. I felt like it was really indulgent, so yeah, it was a surprise. And it’s still surprising to me.”
I started thinking about that word, indulgent, which — along with self-indulgent — has come to represent something very, very bad where art is concerned. Why is it, I started to wonder, that we think indulgence, and indulgent art, are worthy of such …Read More
It’s hard out there for a teenager. It’s even kind of hard out there for those of us who used to be teenagers — especially in these back-to-school months, when the nostalgia comes creeping up like those floods we used to wear and never, ever should again. But you know who was probably even stranger than you in high school? Your favorite cultural icon. Or maybe not — as is only to be expected, some had joyful (and/or prank-filled) teenage years, some suffered tragedies, some were completely weird, some were popular, and some deserve our respect for even getting through. Click through to read 50 cultural icons on their teenage …Read More