From the Vault: My interview with Bruno Mars last fall, just before his album was released. We went bowling at Lucky Strike! Originally posted on Idolator.
If music were bowling, Bruno Mars would be scoring strike after strike lately. His first solo single is #1 on the charts, the F-bomb-laden track he co-penned with Cee-Lo has everyone singing along (and then promptly washing their mouths out with soap), and he’s already got pubescent heartthrobs-in-the-making covering his hits.
From the Vault: My interview with Wiz Khalifa for Idolator.
Originally posted on March 29, 2011.
Wiz Khalifa currently has the #1 song on iTunes, “No Sleep”, and it’s safe to say his debut full-length album, Rolling Papers — out today! — will waft toward the top of the charts as well. We can think of no better (legal) way to celebrate Wiz’s album release day than by posting our exclusive interview with the generous rapper, conducted at a private bash at The Gramercy Hotel in New York. So what did MTV’s big man on campus have to say about fame, Hannibal Lecter, and — brace yourselves for a shocking revelation — smoking marijuana? Experience the contact high along with us in our interview below. Continue reading
It’s that time of year again — Oscar season. All the Damn Good movies (and their wannabe ilk) are coming out.
I know I’ll be talking about it. Thinking about it. Writing about it. I figure I may as well have a place to gather all that.
Here is that place.
My aims are simple — to talk about the films I see, and the awards I want them to win (if applicable). I see a lot of movies, so do your best to keep up. I imagine I will also discuss other pop culture happenings as well, from books to celebrity culture to TV and pop music. All that good stuff, and the bad stuff, too.
I’ll write a little something about every movie I see from here on out, even if it’s just a sentence or two. I’ll discuss and dissect them in different ways — some films, I will rate according to their success as “cinematic aphrodisiacs”; i.e., “date movie”; i.e., will this film get you laid? Others I’ll take a bit more seriously, especially as awards season heats up. I will also retroactively discuss favorites (and least favorites) of the past, along with other stuff. You’ll love it!
So without further ado…
Welcome to the city.