Tower Records Doc Confirms There's Historical Precedent for Condescending Male Record Store Clerks

All Things Must Pass is director Colin Hanks’s documentary about the history of Tower Records, which in 1960 became the first store in America to sell records exclusively, and which incomparably shaped youth culture and music consumption until its bankruptcy in 2006. It came out last October in limited release, but…

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'There Will Be Desperate Women': Trapped Director Dawn Porter on Abortion in the South 

With the Supreme Court’s decision to hear a challenge to Texas’s HB2, an omnibus bill aimed at regulating abortion providers out of existence, Dawn Porter’s new documentary, Trapped, is an essential examination of dwindling abortion rights in the South. The documentary, which recently won Sundance’s Special Jury Award…

OG Trendhumper Jeremy Scott Honored With Lavish New Documentary

Your younger brother’s third-favorite designer Jeremy Scott is finally receiving a documentary about his life and debut line for Moschino, and it’s filled with his celebrity followers—Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, A$AP Rocky, Rita Ora, 2NE1’s CL—effusing on the type of genius that dreams up putting two-foot wings on Adidas…

Courtney Love Issues Cease & Desist to Film Alleging She Killed Kurt

Since the suicide of Kurt Cobain on April 8, 1994, his widow Courtney Love has been dogged by persistent rumors that she had a hand in it. More than 21 years later, Love has now issued a cease and desist against theaters showing Soaked in Bleach, a new documentary that gives a platform to Tom Grant, a private…

Will the New Kurt Cobain Doc Spur More Sexist Hate for Courtney Love?

I DVR’d Montage of Heck and watched it a day after it premiered on HBO. I waited partly out of dread. Everything I’ve read about the Kurt Cobain documentary cast it as the most through and fascinating depiction of him ever—largely due to unprecedented access to home movies, journals, and a clutch of his Dr Demento-

'Just Do It': A Chat With Iris Apfel, Style Icon & Star of a New Film

Most people outside the fashion industry first met Iris Apfel 10 years ago, as the Rara Avis—the rare bird whose 2005 exhibition of clothing and jewelry at the Metropolitan Museum changed the way we look at style for the better. She was 84 years old at the time, a phoenix or a bird of paradise whose gloriously…

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Nicki Minaj Showed Rare, Genuine Superstar Tears in My Time Again

On Sunday night, MTV aired its Nicki Minaj documentary My Time Again, the follow-up to 2010's My Time Now, which we all remember as the origin of her infamous pickle-juice snub and bitch-versus-boss analogy. Back then, in that special, she came across tough and guarded, and (to us) the extent of her relationship with