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Like the NYPD, the fashion industry, and virtually every other American institution besides prison, people of color are underrepresented in Hollywood. To highlight the racial disparity on the silver screen, Venezuelan-born actor Dylan Marron edited a bunch of hit films to reflect only the lines given to nonwhite actors and the results are pretty staggering. […]

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As a runaway orphan with magical powers, Lucy is not a typical teenager. And when she meets MOJO, a 7-foot-tall enchanted statue of cement, she embarks on a dangerous quest to determine the source of MOJO’s powers and to reunite her with her own father — all while evading a group of shadowy figures who […]

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“A lot of people will sit down and watch the Oscar show this Sunday and then go and indulge in cocaine.” Street artist Plastic Jesus was just stating a simple truth when he said this to the New York Daily News, but his new sculpture, which makes the same statement, turns the words into a […]

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By 2014, the standard props used to depict alcohol consumption or cigarette smoking on set have been well-established within the film industry. But how do studios and producers handle scenes in which their shows’ characters have to light it up with some weed? Flavorwire has a fascinating piece that investigates that very question, and the […]

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How Gwyneth Paltrow should’ve handled the controversy surrounding her tweeting the “N-word” during Kanye and Jay-Z’s concert this weekend. Ill Doctrine is a video blog on music, politics and culture, launched in 2007 by Jay Smooth. We will be premiering two episodes a week on ANIMAL. Older episodes can be found at IllDoctrine.com and you […]

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Stockholm-based artist George Chamoun is on to it: Marilyn Monroe? Scarlett Johansson? Same old heavily-bossomed bubbly blonde. James Dean? Robert Pattinson? Same old brooding boy sold as a catalyst for tween puberty. There’s no morphing of any sort in this series. Just faces o’ Hollywood, giving you the same old looks with the same old […]

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Here’s a video of young optimists skateboarding mid massive earthquake damage in New Zealand – over ripples and rips in concrete, ruins-buried cars and gorges. “Christchurch for life. Nothing can stop us.” […]

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So, the shut down of the last kodachrome processing machine will be turned into a motion picture from DreamWorks. The plot: a fictional father and son roadtrip to Dwayne’s Photo in Parsons, Kansas to develop some Kodachrome rolls of precious memories, blah blah sentimental snooze-fest. What about the real guy who spent $16K to develop […]

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A wanted person of interest in the murder of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen committed suicide. He might have been a paid hit man. Still think the Quaids’ “star whackers” story is wacky? […]

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For his latest intervention, street artist and world traveler, Above, hit Hollywood and gave Los Angeles what it cherishes most: celebrities. He strung up 100 “Movie Star Arrow Mobiles” featuring the faces of famous people, both dead and alive. […]

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