Interviews

The meaning of the name Henrik is “Lord of the House.” In Henrik Adamsen’s case, it should really be “Lord of the Lens.” By trade, Adamsen is a fashion photographer, but any description short of artist really doesn’t seem appropriate.

Boogie will blow your mind. The native of Belgrade, Serbia got his start began documenting rebellion and unrest during the civil war that ravaged his country in the 1990s, and the experience seemed to have a profound effect not only on him, but on his work as well. Though Boogie now resides in New York – he arrived in 1998 – all of his work still carries the urgency and thought-provoking depth of a war-torn country.

He may have made his name in serious movies such as the cult classic Donnie Darko and Ang Lee’s award-winning Brokeback Mountain, but Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal feels it’s time he showed his lighter side.

Miley Cyrus might be a petite 17-year-old, but she has the stamina of a burly athlete. For the last five years, whether living out the life of Disney’s princess Hannah Montana or carving out her own solo career, the Nashville-born star hasn’t stopped for a second.

Just Surrender’s big break has been a long time coming. The energetic quintent from New York began like so many other bands – working their way from small-town band practice to widespread publicity by posting their catchy blend of pop, punk and rock on websites such as PureVolume.

It’s been two years since Hawthorne Heights last released an album, and it seems as though the boys from Ohio have matured a lot in the interim. The band’s latest work, Skeletons offers a broader sound than Hawthorne Heights has displayed before.

John Wray, award-winning author of three critically acclaimed novels—The Right Hand of Sleep (2001), Canaan’s Tongue (2005), and Lowboy (2009)—sat down to chat with me about tent living, abandon buildings, indie rock, and the ever-elusive muse that is New York City. Picador recently released Lowboy in paperback.

When working on a brief I try to crystalize an idea through semiotics that are not only pleasing to the eye but also to the brain and occasionally the funny bone. I am keenly interested in pattern and shape as a way to manipulate the human eye as well as colour’s innate ability to confuse, disorientate and direct the viewer’s attention.

“’You’re So Vain.’ I think it’s a hit!” exclaimed Carly Simon. The singer received a response of laughs and cheers at Chelsea’s 1 Oak nightclub Thursday night (April 30) among an intimate crowd of fans and industry executives celebrating the first-ever video for the early 70s classic at the 9th Annual Tribeca Film Festival.

Imagine a girl from small town Tennessee, with a burning need to write and sing songs, who leaves the comfort and security of her family to try and make it in Los Angeles. Things go awry, a combination of bad luck, a relationship gone wrong and no money.

Steve Ellis’ work has been featured on CD covers, computer games, trading cards, books, RPGs, magazines, toys and, of course, comics. Well versed in digital and traditional media, Steve has enjoyed widespread success painting and illustrating in the publications of Marvel and DC Comics, for Wizards of the Coast and Upper Deck, and numerous other companies over the past 14 years.

With her business booming, Patti Stanger is at the top of her game as owner of the international and elite matchmaking service, The Millionaire’s Club, in which she helps wealthy men find the women of their dreams. And this season, the newly engaged Patti will not only once again add millionairesses and gay millionaire men to the mix… but bi-sexual women too!

Icelandic producer and composer Valgeir Sigurðsson follows the success of his solo debut Ekvílibríum which The Fader called “a singular album, as ornate as it is direct”—with the soundtrack to the documentary film Dreamland (Draumalandið), to be released February 22 on his Bedroom Community label.