Michael Barron

Art

These Speaker Dresses Are Both Eye and Ear Candy

Artist and musician Pauchi Sasaki spoke to us about designing attire that is both fashionable and playable.
Michael Barron
12.9.16
In Memoriam

Remembering Leon Russell, Music's Voice of Possibility

Russell wasn't just a talented musician; he embodied the open-mindedness, eclecticism, and steadfast conviction that so many artists strive to capture.
Michael Barron
11.16.16
Music

Leonard Cohen's Literary Work Was as Essential as His Music

Leonard Cohen's musical catalog was robust and full of classics—but his literary work was no less essential to understanding his art.
Michael Barron
11.12.16
the vice reader

Umberto Eco Taught the World How to Think About Conspiracies and Fascism

The great Italian novelist passed away Friday, but his lessons on fascism, whodunits, and deep-dive erudition remain.
Michael Barron
2.23.16
Stuff

Talking Celebrities, Collaboration, and Chairs with Playwright and Artist Robert Wilson

We spoke to the famed playwright about his recent exhibition and what it was like working with Steve Buscemi, Marlene Dietrich, and Lady Gaga.
Michael Barron
12.11.15
Film

The Long, Strange Trip of the Chemists Behind the Legendary LSD 'Orange Sunshine'

'The Sunshine Makers' is a new documentary that shares the untold story of the chemists-turned-criminals who altered the psychedelic world.
Michael Barron
11.18.15
Paris

RBMA Shines a Light on Paris Vogue Scene In New Feature Film

As part of their ongoing stint in Paris, the new film focuses on vogue balls that take place in underground clubs around the French capital.
Michael Barron
11.6.15
Stuff

Everyone Is Going to Instagram the Shit Out of ‘Picasso Sculpture’

The once-in-a-lifetime exhibition of sculptures at MoMA is the newest big art thing you'll feel like a jerk for missing out on.
Michael Barron
9.16.15
Film

'The Wolfpack' Brothers Show Us How to Reenact Our Favourite Films

Brothers Mukunda and Narayana Angulo of 'The Wolfpack' made their own Pulp Fiction and Dark Knight reenactments with cereal boxes, cardboard, paper, tape and the occasional yoga mat.
Michael Barron
7.13.15
Film

Les Blank Made a Documentary About Leon Russell and It's Finally Getting a Release

Filmed in 1974, 'A Poem Is a Naked Person' is an album on film with an all-star cast, including Willie Nelson, George Jones, and Jim Franklin.
Michael Barron
7.3.15
Stuff

The Guggenheim's 'Storylines' Creates New Narratives for Famed Visual Art

The New York museum's new exhibition is a group show, film festival and literary guidebook – all in one.
Michael Barron
6.25.15