Posts Tagged ‘James Franco’

The Protagonist: DJ Fancy Mike’s Post-Graduate, Intercontinental, Pop Culture Fever Dream

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

“How big of a f*** would I have to be to reference my own novella?” –DJ Fancy Mike After months of dedicated badgering, The Protagonist finally tracked down the elusive Mike Kleine, also known as DJ Fancy Mike, to discuss his 2012 novella Mastodon Farm. We began our conversation over Facebook chat, which is possibly [&hellip
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The Protagonist: Very Important Predictions for the Literary World in 2013

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

This Is Your Story Ebook sales will continue to spike now that Digital Book World has officially changed the spelling from “e-book” to “ebook.” Self-publishing will be more of the norm and less about vanity as the proverbial literary pie continues to bloat. (Self-published books will even be seen on some major Top 10 lists.) We’ll burn out on [&hellip
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2012 Vimeo Awards: Celebrating where film meets the web

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Lifestyle, Our Town Downtown

Lucy Walker Out of 15,000 submissions received, Vimeo, the web-based video platform favored by filmmakers from up-and-comers to well-knowns, handed out 13 online films awards at the company’s 2012 award ceremony last Thursday at NYU’s Skirball Center in Greenwich Village. While the vote was public, the selection process included an esteemed and varied panel of judges, which [&hellip
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Tribeca Film Festival Rings in 10th Year

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Downtown Social, Lifestyle, Our Town Downtown

VANITY FAIR Opening Night Party For The TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL Started in the wake of 9/11 in an attempt to revitalize Lower Manhattan, the Tribeca Film Festival returned for its 10th season this year. From April 18-29, the festival dominates the Downtown area with a range of events, from premieres and after-parties to panels and outdoor film screenings, like the classic Goonies. Photos courtesy of [&hellip
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127 Hours

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts & Film, Film

By Armond White After making Slumdog Millionaire, arguably the worst movie ever to win the Best Picture Oscar, Danny Boyle surprisingly comes up with a not-bad film. 127 Hours, the true-life story of Aron Ralston’s 2003 rock-climbing mishap, makes acceptable use of Boyle’s usually egregious flamboyance. The potentially off-putting facts and limitations of how 28-year-old [&hellip
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