this vintage sixties-themed photoshoot for FIASCO, Nicolas Guerin channels an iconic sixties rockstar tale, surrounded by sexually charged beautiful women
throwing themselves at him in the name of fame and music.
FIASCO Magazine: The Summer of Color, July/August 2011 Photographer: Nicolas Guerin Models:
Justin, Andrea, Valentyna, Sam and Sheri Styling: Katharine Polk
It seemed crazy at first.
Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe? Come on. We knew Williams could
act—but could she make us drool? America, we have our answer. Meet the
winner of GQ's [unofficial] award for best actress.
Overview: CADAVER is 2D animated short film and
adult picture book. It is a bittersweet love story starring Back to the
Future’s Christopher Lloyd, fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson and Academy
Award winner Kathy Bates. CADAVER is written and directed by Jonah D.
Ansell and produced by Amanda Ely and Mike Raspatello.
Synopsis: A cadaver wakes up to say a last goodbye to his wife, but discovers a truth in death he didn’t know in life.
Why It’s Unique: CADAVER isn’t just any old love
story. It is a cinematic poem. Literally, it rhymes. Inspired by the wit
of Shel Silverstein and the wisdom of William Shakespeare, it is a 21st
century love sonnet that seeks to awaken the hopeful romantic within
even the harshest cynic. The film is based on a poem Ansell wrote after a phone call from his sister who had a
bit of a freak-out when she, a medical student at Northwestern, had to
work on her first cadaver. Additionally, Cadaver features a haunting
rendition of Neil Young’s 1972 Billboard #1 hit, Heart of Gold,
performed by Tavi Gevinson.
Christopher Lloyd is a three-time Emmy winner and one of the
best character actors in the business. In addition to his award winning role of
Reverend Jim Ignatowski in the hit series, Tax i, his notable ﬁlms include the
Academy Award-winning One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Who Framed Roger Rabbit,
and of course, the iconic Back to the Future trilogy.
Tavi Gevinson: Lynn the Medical Student
Tavi Gevinson is editor-in-chief and founder of
RookieMag.com and writes the thestylerookie.com. Rookie, a site for teenage
girls, broke 1 million page views within 5 days of launching in September of
2011, and contributors have included Miranda July, Dan Savage, Joss Whedon, JD
Samson, and Zooey Deschanel. It has received praise from Weekend Edition Sunday
on NPR, the New Yorker, and a number of other publications, and, most importantly,
the girls who write to it. Tavi has also written for publications such as
Harper’s Bazaar, Jezebel, Lula, and Pop, and is a contributing editor to GARAGE
magazine. She is 15 and a sophomore in high school, and also the author of an
embarrassing diary recently found from the 6th grade.
Kathy Bates: Beth
Kathy Bates rose to prominence with her performance in
Misery, for which she won an Academy Award. She also received Best Supporting
Actress Nominations for Primary Colors and About Schmidt. Notable ﬁlms include
Fried Green Tomatoes, Dolores Claiborne and the epic blockbuster, Titanic. She
currently stars in NBC’s Harry’s Law, for which she received her ninth Emmy
The band: The Peach Kings, former San Franciscans seeking a SoCal throne.
The sound: The duo dubbed their debut EP “Trip Wop,”
and the influence of sultry down-tempo acts such as Portishead and Zero
7 certainly leaves a mark on tracks such as “Little Things” and “By
But the occasional drum machine runs second to the interplay
of Steven “Dies” Trezevant’s salty guitar work and singer Paige Wood’s
lightly toasted alto, which run deft melodic circles around each other.
The result is 21st century blues, recorded with a 2011 budget. [L.A. Unheard: The Peach Kings’ chewy blues - Pop and Hiss The LA Times Music Blog]
Here's some audio-visual goodness to get your weekend rolling. The Peach
Kings play a down-and-dirty kind of noir rock that seems like equal
parts PJ Harvey and Raymond Chandler. The video for their song "Thieves
and Kings" is artsy, sexy and entertaining. Said differently, it's all
of the Lana Del Rey at a fraction of the hype. [Common Folk Music]
Bonus: be sure to check out their website where you can download their three-song EP Trip Wop for free.