Annie Nocenti’s comic work includes Daredevil, Longshot, Catwoman and Typhoid. After her experiences on the poker circuit, she was the guest editor of Stop Smiling #35, the Gambling Issue of the magazine. She taught filmmaking in Haiti, an experience detailed in Goudou Goudou for HILOBROW. Her journalism has appeared in Details, Scenario, Filmmaker and more. Her falcon tale, The Most Expensive Road Trip in the World, appears in Anthony Bourdin’s Best Travel Writing 2008. Her documentary Disarming Falcons was featured at DOC NYC 2014. Website: annienocenti.com.
If you’ve ever felt like an alien in your own life, NICHOLAS RAY (1911-79) is your champion. Delinquent teens, estranged loners, gypsies, lovers on the run, homosexuals… Ray’s films had sympathy for all contrarians. In […]
Every child dreams of running away and joining the circus. The 12-year-old FEDERICO FELLINI (1920-93) actually did it, kicking off his enduring love affair with spectacle. Early works like La Strada (1954) and Nights of […]
His books were banned in America for decades, sparked a groundbreaking “obscenity as literature” debate, and were a seminal part of the sexual revolution. “This is not a book,” HENRY MILLER (1891-1980) wrote in Tropic […]
CHARLIE KAUFMAN (born 1958) writes film scripts that zig when you expect a zag. Fantastic notions are met with deadpan nonchalance, creating comedy of simmering delirium. He redefined the screwball comedy as more of a […]
Star-spangled motorcycle daredevil EVEL KNIEVEL (1938 –2007) showed the world you can be fearless and self-destructive and — if you understand hype — become an American icon. He stole his first bike. He jumped a […]