Well, kinda. In a Phillip Van-directed "white-noir" short film, model Petra Nemcova, scantily dressed as a French maid-cum-Playboy Bunny, seduces literary rebel James Frey with an iPad displaying the iPhone app, Booktrack, billed as "A new form of entertainment." The app—whose launch party we attended last week at Yotel—is set to bring your next good read to another level, with new technology that utilizes sound effects and ambient sounds automatically paced to an individual's reading speed— basically a synchronized soundtrack for e-books. With funding from industry bigwigs like Peter Thiel, co-founder and former CEO of PayPal, and in partnership with most of the major publishing houses and best-selling authors (yep, James Frey), award-winning composers and musicians, Booktrack's certainly well-positioned to market to and attract readers that are looking for a next-level way to approach literature. We're not sure if it will catch on, but we really wish we this existed back in our high-school days. We bet after seeing Petra's curves in the video, at least the teenage boys will agree. And James Frey.
The morning I had brunch with Dalia Shusterman and Perl Wolfe, the front ladies of alternative rock band Bulletproof Stockings, I felt like the third coolest girl in Crown Heights. After all, I was eating poached eggs alongside the women whose group, which was formed in 2011, has recently skyrocketed in popularity. In read
To mark today's news that American Horror Story: Freak Show will premiere on October 8, FX released the first teaser for the upcoming season.
Fans were in a tizzy earlier this year when this fake teaser popped up online and duped almost everybody (including us). That's why it is with great pleasure that we assure you read