CINEMA: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), Won’t You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination. Opens June 8th in select theaters.


Illustration by MARIO ZUCCA THE RINGER: If you think about it, Bill Hader’s long and successful career can be traced back to the day he took his SATs—or, rather, the day he chose not to take his SATs. There he was, an anxious 16-year-old sitting in a classroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma; the time had come to make that first important step toward college by proving how well he remembered algebra and how many multisyllabic words he knew. “I put my name on the thing and everything,” Hader remembers, but the moment started to feel too big. The knowledge that with […]

DHARMA BUMMING: A Letter From India

Photo by ST. JOHN BARNED-SMITH Dear Phawker, It’s been a while. After weeks of bus travel, sleeping in dingy guesthouses, avoiding tenacious touts, and gulping down Indian food ranging from the just-mildly spicy to the infernal, I had arrived at Cape Comorin, the southern tip of the country. Today, I wiggled my toes in the sand and looked out across three oceans. The sand was coarser than I’d expected. And the empty fishing village I’d been imagining seemed more like India’s version of the Jersey shore. The waves were blue and clear and the white caps were pure and foaming […]

Skrillex & Harmony Korine — Together At Last!

TINY MIX TAPES: Harmony Korine wrapped production on the follow-up to his perfect 2010 film Trash Humpers eight weeks ago in St. Petersburg, Florida, and while the news that the main cast would be Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Heather Morris, James Franco, and Gucci Mane made a lot of us at TMT excited (especially the ones who’ve been posting graphic Disney fan fiction to our private message board), it wasn’t something we were really going to report on. However, once we heard that Skrillex (Prince’s successor) would be providing an original score to the film — titled Spring […]