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    Introducing "Lost Boy" Oliver Skinner

    Introducing "Lost Boy" Oliver Skinner

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    Introducing "Lost Boy" Matthew Hammett Knott

    I met Peter on a rain-drenched roadside in the Scottish Highlands as fellow travellers on Mark Cousins and Tilda Swinton's Pilgrimage. Since then we have interviewed Queen Noor of Jordan in Dubai, engaged in controversy-baiting "art photography" at a nudist pond in Berlin, and mistaken Cindy Crawford for a transsexual in London.

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    Introducing "Lost Boy" Brad Horvath

    Introducing "Lost Boy" Brad Horvath

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    Introducing "Lost Boy" Mark Ambrose Harris

    I am a hustler of words living and writing in Montreal. I’m a regular contributor to Nightlife Magazine, Lickety Split Smut Zine, and 2B Magazine. My essay on pornographic audio “The Signal is Jammed” appears in the 2009 Arsenal Pulp Press anthology I Like it Like That. My work is also featured in Xtra, Cliteraturejournal, Empty Mirror Books, Subversions: Journal of Gender and Sexuality, Lambda Literary, and Broken Pencil Magazine. In grade six, all of the other boys dreamed of being hockey players, but I wanted to be Annie Lennox. Because of this, I often write about the intersections of music, desire, and identity. In the winter of 2007, I began the Sound Sex Project, an archival work that examines the kinds of music that people use during sex. I completed my M.A., My Body is a Mix Tape: Music and Desire in the Sound Sex Project, in the Media Studies program at Concordia University in 2008. I’m also interested in spiders and cephalopods, and to satiate my fauna fascination, I co-author the blog Running With Sharks. A comprehensive listing of my work is available at www.markambroseharris.blogspot.com.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Introducing The Lost Boys

    This blog is now over four years old (!), and while I've thoroughly enjoyed having it all to myself, the time has come for it to evolve. And for my half dozen regular readers (hi Mom!) I can assure you this change is very much a good thing.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Melancholia - movie review

    Lest anyone mistake the man who made Antichrist as a purveyor of feel-good entertainment, Lars von Trier has opted for truth in advertising by titling his new film Melancholia. The Danish filmmaker enjoys courting controversy, and some of his films seem deliberately designed to provoke and upset audiences…but he’s also made some fascinating pictures like Breaking the Waves andDogville, so I try to take each movie as it comes without any preconceived notions.

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  • Caryn James
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    Jimmy Fallon's New Political Ads, Beyond Perry's Brain Melt

    Jimmy Fallon revealed a new crop of Republican campaign ads last night, just in time to take advantage of Rick Perry's brain-fail. Or, as Fallon put it in his monlogue, "Turned out that George Bush was the smart Texas governor." His forgetful Perry and cash-poor Michele Bachmann are fun, but the sharpest is his dead-on, already hilarious Mitt Romney impression. The non-Fallon Herman Cain ad is pretty shrewd too.

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  • Press Play
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    SIMON SAYS: Is Frank Henenlotter a horror genius or a sick man?

    Somehow, it seems wrong to single out two of Frank Henenlotter's more "horror-comedy" films as examples of the writer/director's style — which, in a sense, is fitting. Henenlotter's a guy whose crew has abandoned him on two separate projects because they found what he was making to be in such poor taste that they refused to be a part of it. You can complain all you want about how his films are juvenile and gross and unpolished and what have you. But don't you want to see a penis-shaped monster suck the brains out of a woman through her mouth like he were a very evil boner and she were giving the world's worst blowy? Doesn't the thought of seeing something so uniquely low and disgusting intrigue you? Don't you want to see a man with no shame, no sense of good taste and no self-restraint at work?

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  • The Playlist
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    Steve Carell & Universal Are 'Lunatics'

    Geez, it seems every other day another project pops up for Steve Carell. Now freed from the schedule of "The Office," the actor has been on a tear the past year, starring in "Crazy Stupid Love" and filming "Meeting A Friend At The End Of World" and "Great Hope Springs." In 2012, he'll be no less busy with the comedy "Burt Wonderstone," the drama "Foxcatcher" and the satire "Frank Or Francis" booking time in front of cameras. Oh yeah, he'll also reprise his voice role in "Despicable Me 2" somewhere in there as well. On top of all that, he's got a slew of projects in development including "Dogs Of Babel" with "Once" director John Carney set to helm; the heist comedy "Conviction" and a back-packing comedy he'll produce for "Crazy Stupid Love" helmers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. And now, he's adding yet another project to the slate.

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  • Press Play
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    GREY MATTERS: The top 10 movie-metal moments

    I blame it on David Lynch. Until "Lost Highway," I didn't even know how to contextualize metal as anything more than a mighty but occasional pleasure. But that film's magnificently insane dreamtime imagery opened the floodgates, and suddenly, I understood how certain loud sounds connected to a freighted language of images that in turn connected to all kinds of interior "stuff". By "Lost Highway's" end, I literally stumbled onto Second Avenue buzzed; I was seriously, no-kiddingly "high." The lockstep tech-metal ache of Germany's industrial titans, Rammstein, was still ricocheting in my cortex while Marilyn Manson, in his disreputable, goth-Ziggy prime, worked the sleazier shadows. And there was Nine Inch Nails pounding away on "The Perfect Drug" which lived up to its name in spades. Everything else just sounded "weak" after that.

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