New Biopics of Elvis and the Sex Pistols Share Weaknesses

Tied to the 45th anniversaries of Elvis Presley’s death and the release of the Sex Pistol’s epochal punk LP Never Mind the BollocksBaz Luhrmann’s film Elvis and Danny Boyle’s six-part miniseries Pistol share more than the credit of writer Craig Pearce. Both are works by two of contemporary cinema’s most flamboyant stylists concerning two of … Read more

Memphis Airport Reinstalls Asian Elvis Artwork After Accusations of Censorship

Yesterday, March 23, Memphis International Airport reinstalled a work by artist Tommy Kha depicting an Asian Elvis after airport officials had removed it earlier this week, prompting accusations of censorship. Titled “Constellations VIII/Golden Fields” (2013), the photograph is a self-portrait of the artist, who is Chinese American, dressed in an Elvis suit. The airport took … Read more