Miranda July Chooses You

Dayna Evans · 09/10/14 02:00PM

I'm walking down Lafayette Street. It's hot. It's Friday night. Miranda July's Somebody app, aimed at connecting strangers to each other through a messaging service similar to a singing valentine, is open on my phone. I scroll and look to connect.

What Was Kirsten Dunst Doing on May 4?

Caity Weaver · 10/30/13 09:00AM

As Miranda July's celebrity-email-based art project "We Think Alone" winds to a close, a burning question—and possibly a coded message for help—has emerged: What was Kirsten Dunst doing on May 4?

Cowboys and Aliens Shamefully Defeated by Small Blue People

Richard Lawson · 08/01/11 10:25AM

This was a weekend of strange creatures warring with each other and, though they don't seem remotely evenly matched, they actually kind of are! Also, Miranda July has done well for herself, as has Emma Stone.

What's Opening in Theaters This Weekend

Richard Lawson · 07/29/11 06:10PM

Another warm summer weekend, another opportunity to squander it by sitting in a dark room watching make believe. This week cowboys fight aliens, Steve Carell fights Julianne Moore, and the Smurfs fight any reasonable standards of common decency.

Ten Sundance Movies People Are Talking About

Richard Lawson · 01/21/11 05:19PM

The Sundance Film Festival began its annual parade of indies yesterday, with many films already earning buzz. Let's take a brief look at 10 of those films, many of which happen to be about the joys and dangers of religion.

Fashion Week Highlights: Day Five

cityfile · 09/10/08 08:20AM

♦ At Betsey Johnson, the front row—Kelly Osbourne, Perry Farrell, Miss J Alexander, Bow Wow, Ugly Betty's Mark Indelicato, Jason Lewis, Mickey Boardman, Lynn Yaeger, and Patrick McMullan—sat at little tables festooned with frosted cupcakes and lollipops for a Peter Pan-themed show in which Liam McMullan played a pirate "throwing gold coins at the audience and pinching the models' exposed bottoms as they walked by." Betsey did her customary finale cartwheel, showed off her granddaughter (left), and went off on vacation with her boyfriend (an Italian decades her junior, of course). [NYO, The Cut, Fashion Wire Daily]

Now We Also Hate Miranda July

Emily Gould · 06/27/07 11:30AM

A bunch of people are perpetually and loudly super-annoyed by indie director-author Miranda July, who is inevitably described as "elfin" or "pixieish" or "ethereal" in profiles, but we've only ever been able to get mildly peeved at her. Mostly because the ))<>(( scene in Me You and Everyone We Know made us actually squirt Coke out our nose (no, not into someone else's nose forever). But on page 32 of this month's Jane, she squandered that goodwill by recommending a book by someone that you've never heard of but who we absolutely despise. The reason you've never heard of him is that we have been doing our utmost to protect you from his spammy, retarded, deceptive, always on the verge of interesting but never actually interesting Internet stunts. But we've long been planning an all Tao Lin edition of Glaring Omissions and, well, today's the day.

Website War! Miranda July vs. Joshua Ferris

Emily · 04/11/07 05:42PM

When it comes to book websites, is it better to have a lot of bells and whistles or to keep it simple, stupid? Jury's still out! This "every book needing to have a website" thing is still kind of new, after all. But indie auteur and author Miranda July has voiced her opinion, and as you can see, she's on the 'simple' side of the divide. Her site for her new story collection No One Belongs Here More Than You is entirely handwritten on appliances in her home! While maybe this is a little bit precious, at least it doesn't make clickety-clacking noises. It was hard to figure out how to turn those off, Josh!

No One Belongs Here More Than You