Friday, February 21, 2014

Two new movie mags in store!

Starting with issue #4 we carry the British film magazine SOFILM

Viggo Mortensen, lost in the Pampas. He’s known as a mercurial, world famous actor who also moonlights as a photographer, poet and musician. Now Viggo Mortensen has invited us to meet him in the Argentine wilderness, where he’s spending three weeks filming surrounded by the wind, the cold, and serious amounts of hard liquor. Take a trip with a man who loves to "leap into the great unknown".  
Arun Chaudhary, Obama's filmmaker. For 4 years, Arun Chaudhary filmed the same person for a few hours each day. And it wasn't just anyone: it was President Barack Obama. Being the first official cameraman at the White House, the filmmaker was faced with a challenge, to film for the sake of History. Sofilm meets Chaudhary in a narrow office on the 10th floor of a Washington Skyscraper to relive the experience of being the President’s personal cameraman…

Julie Delpy. Working with the likes of Jean-Luc Godard and Leos Carax in her native France before coming to America, Julie Delpy was one of the first French actresses to successfully move to Hollywood. Arriving in LA in the 90s, she acted for Richard Linklater, and directed some bizarre comedies – the diptych 2 Days in Paris and 2 Days in New York – and has continued to be an important voice in independent cinema.
Paul Verhoeven. Arriving in Hollywood in the late 80s, and embarking on a string of iconic films including Robocop, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Showgirls, and Starship Troopers, Dutch director Paul Verhoeven can lay claim to some of the most subversive ‘mainstream’ films of the past 25 years. What has happened to one of Hollywood’s darkest European imports? Werner Herzog. Having recently brought 3D to a pre-historic grotto in Cave of Forgotten Dreams, and moved into the dark cavern that is the US justice system for the gripping death row movie Into the Abyss, Werner Herzog is enjoying some time to reflect, as well as helping to create the next generation of madman directors with his Rogue Film School. Here is an interview with the greatest living German filmmaker. 
Nikita Mikhalkov. Winner of an Oscar, the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and the Cannes Grand Prix, he possesses an aura that goes far beyond the word of cinema. The most powerful player in Russian cinema, he’s also an enormously influential man in his home country, the kind of strong man the Russians love, with the requisite involvement in sleazy business deals.
Chuck Zito. Stunt-actor in Hollywood, Hells Angel in New York, convict, celebrity bodyguard... and actor in the juggernaut US TV shows Oz and Sons of Anarchy... Here comes Chuck Zito, all biker boots and black leather, to bring America's history and legends to life.

The second magazine new to the store is:
As the name already suggests this magazine comes from a different and less commercial angle. And apparently feels akin with the Northern moviescene. Many thanks to the Swedes who gave us this great looking publication. In the magazine you will find a interesting mix between still photography and art photography. Short interviews/portraits of actors and dreamlike explorations about the essence of film.

The features promise to be original conversations with industry and non-industry alike, plus portraits and scenarios one might not see otherwise. The magazine will be published irregularly which point at the intention to produce quality rather then quantity.
The debut edition features stories on: Anders Danielsen Lie, Harmony Korine, Hunter Carson, Julia Faure, M. Blash, Nathalia Acevedo, Nèstor Almendros, Ryo Kase, Lutz Huelle, Linus Bill, Adrien Horni, So Yong Kim, Bradley Rust Gray, Marques ‘ Almeida ans Sarah Hagan. The impressive list of interesting contributors consists of: Martien Mulder, Bettina Sorg, Jonas Mekas, Nicholas Haggard, Anders Edström, Ola Rindal, Henry Roy, Adam Saletti, Hanayo Nakajima, Jason Lee Rhyno, Takashi Homma, Junsuke Yamasaki, Linus Bill, Adrien Horni, Osamu Yokonami, Todd Jordan, Sanna Helena Berger, Torbjørn Rødland and Simon Mercer.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

interview with Sophie Pinchetti from THE THIRD EYE

The Third Eye's second issue just came in and again it is very difficult to describe. Printed on offset held together by a red thread this magazines is a nice alternative mix of ...what??
We asked spirit-in-chief Sophie Pinchetti some questions about her London based magazine.

Can you describe your magazine?

The Third Eye is a fiercely independent magazine celebrating Alternatives, Madness & Consciousness. It is first and foremost a maverick project of Love. It’s very much a global project, uniting a wild, colourful spectrum of voices, energies and visions, from the Brazilian Amazon to Berlin. The Third Eye evolves at the crossroads of different alternative, underground and artistic movements from around the world.
The magazine creates a free space, opening the dialogue between emerging subcultures and artistic movements, where ideas on the nature, value and role of contemporary culture can be explored. Participation, collaboration and experimentation are essential practices of the magazine. The Third Eye’s physical manifestation is part artwork, part magazine, forming magically from the fusion between art and life. It’s seeing life and society as a work of art, in which we all have part to play. Re-Evolution!

What inspired you to start a magazine?

Life! The amazingly free-spirited and beautiful people I have met around the world very much inspired the magazine. It seems to be absolute insanity that there are basically no magazines fully dedicated to real people, authenticity, grassroots movements and subcultures. On the rare occurrence that you do see magazines treating subcultures, it’s generally either a zine that makes the subject matter seem alienating to the uninitiated, or it’s in the context of a commercial type of magazine operating on a “fake punk” strategy, to give themselves an edge of notoriety, treating the subject in a way that commodifies the subject’s spirit and essence. There’s a real loss of integrity and heart there.

The Third Eye is a medicine for this. It’s a spiritual adventure too: it’s the wish to cultivate a new, life-affirming, sustainable, beautiful lifestyle, one that can exist and evolve in accordance with Planet Earth and humanity.

SOPHIE PINCHETTI, Spirit-in-Chief, Founder & Publisher of The Third Eye

The Third Eye is difficult to compare with other titles, what are you favourite magazines and which magazines do you feel affiliated with?

Part of the reason I created The Third Eye was definitely because I felt a dissatisfaction with current magazines and media. Creating The Third Eye feels like an unstoppable calling and duty: to create a new media representing ideas and people that are being eclipsed by the status quo oriented titles.
Some of the magazines I appreciate include Werker, Colors, Tissue, Purple Fashion magazine, Adbusters, Vestoj and Vice. I’m a crazy lover of self published, independent zines and publications – and it’s great to also find them in unexpected places, like in a pulqueria in Mexico City or a Rainbow Gathering in the forests of Portugal. I’m also a real fanatic when it comes to artists’ magazines and the underground press of the late Sixties and Seventies. I definitely feel affiliated with the rebellious spirit and manic creativity of this press. Perhaps The Third Eye is a 21st century reincarnation of this… Everything is connected!

What are your future plans for The Third Eye?

To continue growing, loving and celebrating Alternatives in all shapes and forms! To continue being alive in the Present! The future is already here. The Third Eye will always be taking things as they come, continuously evolving, fuelled by Love and an obsessive compulsion to Create.

This summer, you can expect to find The Third Eye on the road throughout Europe (Portugal, Hungary and Transylvania in Romania are on the cards) and possibly California. Spontaneous distributions on the road, as well as installations and exhibitions are in the works. The Third Eye will also be expanding online this year.

I publish The Third Eye print magazine whenever possible and with whatever means possible. Issue 3 will be a great new flaming journey. To everyone reading this, The Third Eye is open to collaborations, contributions and the Cosmos! I’ll always be fighting to create and publish beautiful content with integrity and authenticity. The Third Eye comes from the soul… And there’s no substitute for that. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

interview with Michael Renaud from THE PITCHFORK REVIEW has been publishing about music online for the last 17 years, making a lot of printed music magazines irrelevant. So it's quite special that they now published their first magazine in print, high quality paper, extended editorials on music, comics, interviews.

We had a few questions for editor Michael Renaud.

You've been publishing successfully online for 17 years, why did you start a printed magazine after all these years?

The primary reason was for a love of the craft of both meaningful music journalism and printed matter. These days, we're used to music media equating with immediacy, but there is still a place for timeless opinions and ideas on the sounds and artists which we cherish. And we believe that this type of publication is the ideal environment for some of those pieces.

What are you favourite magazines and what are your favourite music magazines (alive or extinct)?

I'm currently reading issues of Apartamento, Garden & Gun, Travel Almanac, Eye, Creative Review, Printed Pages, Bad Day... I'm a bit obsessive with magazines actually, I could go on and on. I admittedly don't read a modern magazine that is focused on music, but I grew up with Magnet, Punk Planet, Maximum Rock n Roll, The Wire, Under the Radar, CMJ, and all of the handmade zines made in Chicago in the nineties.

Do you think the same people who read the website will read the magazine?

In general, yes, I think the audience will be pretty similar. But there are probably a good amount of older people who don't read the site as much that will appreciate the level of timelessness and looking to the past that we do. And of course the magazine nerds like myself I think will appreciate this on another level.

On the website you publish daily, news, reviews, new videos. Do you think the magazine is slow music journalism?

There is certainly a difference in how we think about publishing both. There's a certain level of a immediacy to new music these days that we really can't go back on. The review for instance, when a new album comes out, why wait for a magazine to tell you if it's good or not before you buy it? You can research that yourself on our site or others, and stream it as well to come to you own conclusions. But a thoughtful piece on an artist like Otis Redding or the meaningfulness of jukeboxes is something that has no expiration date. And furthermore, it won't get lost in the maddening churn of the Internet. It gets crystalized in print.  

Do you think there's a future for the printed magazine?

There is, yes, absolutely.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Meet Dutch Champions in Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum

Op donderdag 6 februari van 19.00 tot 20.30 uur is er een “Meet the Champions” avond in Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum.

Deze week is het Dutch Champions week: het fotoboek Dutch Champions staat centraal. In het fotoboek zien we een selectie van 34 Nederlands kampioenen, die in al hun verschijningsvormen worden getoond. Om een ode te brengen aan de Nederlands kampioen doorkruisten de makers van het boek Anne Claire de Breij en Niels van Muijden het hele land. Van Tuitjenhorn tot It Heidenskip, van Landgraaf tot Z...underdorp bezochten ze kampioenen. Deze werden door Anne Claire gefotografeerd en door Niels geïnterviewd.

Aanwezig zijn:
Boyito Mulder - elfvoudig Nederlands kampioen kunstschaatsen
Manon Thijssen - drievoudig Nederlands kampioen Synchroonzwemmen
Rien Verbeek - drievoudig Nederlands kampioen Scrypto
Dave Saes - tweevoudig Nederlands kampioen handorgeldraaien
Dieuwertje van Muyden - Nederlands kampioen IJslandse paarden
Linda Sluijter-Berentsen & Beate Robatzek - Nederlands kampioen buikdansen (duo)
en last but not least: Clarice of the Crazy Roar - Nederlands kampioen bengaal 

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Monday, February 3, 2014

ACID #2: Engineered good times

ACID is an unusual surfmagazine: it provides nice pictures of killerwaves for hardcore wave surfers but it also shows a cultural view on the world of surfing and what's underneath the surface of the ocean.
In issue two of this irregular magazine (issue one is sold out and now a collector's item): cleansed fake riffs exposed in a gallery with the same constructions underwater, overgrown with moss surrounded by little fish.

Further on two surf teams survivng the winter: one team surfs above the polar circle and the other team surfs on a deserted island in Indonesia. Also some surf adeventures in Gottland and Eisbach. So get on your wetsuit and catch that wave!

Read an interview with editor Olivier Talbot here when the first issue came out.

Acid Issue 2 from Acid on Vimeo.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

recensie: Mr. Wolf #2

Wolf in pak

Er zullen weinig mensen zijn die bij Scandinavië alleen nog denken aan Vikingen en sneeuw. Het Noorden is reeds een tijdje in de mode en heeft een imago dat veel meer omvat dan de gele letters van Ikea. Festivals worden aan de 'Nordic' opgedragen en winkels hangen vol kledij van Scandinavische makelij. Kijk naar een blad als Kinfolk, of een blog als Convoy, en zie: de Scandinavische esthetiek sluit naadloos aan op de tijdgeest. Wat er eerder was is een raadsel, maar dat er tijdschriften als Mr. Wolf gemaakt zouden gaan worden lijkt onvermijdelijk. Door kelli van der waals.

Saturday, February 1, 2014


Mixing fashion with food and art but still remaining originally a food title, ALLA CARTA's third issue is a treat for food and art lovers. The cross over between food and other diciplines is a trend we see with title like The Gourmand, Fuet and The Carton.

Alla Carta is a thick and big magazine with nice rough paper that holds the photography well. "We truly believe in paper" they state on their Facebook page, hence the title Alla Carta which means On Paper in Italian. They also state that enjoying food is "a typical Italian characteristic". Yes maybe, but it's also a Newscentre characteristic! Browse Alla Carta and our other food titles here.

Under the table - Alla Carta magazine - from jonathan emma on Vimeo.