Wild oversharing comic Phoebe Robinson: ‘I do dumb things. That’s who I am!’

Is the fringe ready for the brash standup who used to get paid in nachos and chicken wings? We meet one half of 2 Dope Queens as she fills her shoes with sweat What does Phoebe Robinson want to see when she arrives at the Edinburgh fringe? Just tons of dudes smuggling their bangers and mash in their kilts. Observational comic, astute social critic, signee of a deal with ABC studios, bestselling author (2 Dope Queens (the podcast duo turned HBO stars), Robinson has a philosophy: that comedy thirsty, uninhibited, occasionally gross, with riffs on Googling David Bowies penis size after learning he has died can be a force for good. At Edinburgh, Robinson will tour her show, called Sorry, …

‘It felt like a wonderful dream’ DA Pennebaker on making Monterey Pop

In a final, previously unpublished Guardian interview, the late great documentarian looks back at his groundbreaking film with Lou Adler, the legendary music festivals promoter Lou Adler, promoter and producer In 1967 there was a meeting at John Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas. He said: Why dont we do a festival, add more days, and get the acts to play for nothing? This was a chance to elevate how rocknroll was thought of. We had six weeks. Without Berry Gordy understood what we were doing. You had to really buy into it if your acts werent going to get paid. Not on my network Hendrix on stage at the festival in June 1967. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images …

Lucy McCormick review caustically candid comedy about history’s famous women

McCormick rips up the rulebook with Post Popular, a hedonistic history lesson that is trashy, volatile … and honest Utterly indelicate and completely unpredictable, Post Popular is a wild ride. Lucy McCormicks ludicrous performance-lecture-cum-cabaret-cum-rage-room is built with so many layers of irony and mockery that its core would be rotten by the time you dug down to it. If only more history lessons were like this. McCormicks work stems from the live art scene, where she worked as part of the provocative duo Triple Threat, an X-rated take on the New Testament. She quickly outdoes herself in Post Popular; within minutes shes intimately licking one of her backing dancers. But far more than a gratuitous joke, this singalong search for …

Get on one, comrade! The story of Russias post-Soviet rave scene

For a brief period in the early 90s, anything seemed possible for the pioneers of a new youth culture. But as a new film reveals, things didnt turn out quite as hoped In 1991, the Soviet Union finally crumbled under the weight of its own contradictions. As the walls came tumbling down, it looked as though a space was finally opening up for young people to express themselves after the crushing conformity of the communist years. For us it was awesome when the Soviet Union fell, because we could fool around, says artist Illya Chichkan. And thats exactly what we did. We experimented with psychedelics and psychotropics. We tried everything. Rave promoter tsky was equally optimistic: It looked like the …

‘I reject your hypothesis’: Tarantino lashes out at criticism over female actors

Director reacts angrily to questions about limited screen time for Margot Robbie in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and violence against female characters Quentin Tarantino responded sharply to questions about the portrayal of women in his films and disgraced director premiered to rave reviews at the Cannes film festival on Tuesday evening, was in no mood to discuss difficult topics, at one point snapping I reject your hypothesis at a journalist who asked why Rosemarys Baby. I like that a lot. However, the director said that he had not spoken to Polanski before making his film. Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tarantino and Margot Robbie at the press conference. Photograph: JOHN PHILLIPS/POOL/EPA When asked why there was such fascination around …

Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood to have world premiere at Cannes

Director has not left the editing room in months to complete much-anticipated film in time for festival unveiling Quentin Tarantinos much-anticipated Manson-era drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will have its world premiere at the Cannes film festival after all. Tarantinos film was conspicuous by its absence from the original announcement in April. At the time, Canness general delegate Thierry Frmaux had said that Tarantino was still editing the film and it was not ready for the festival. However, Frmaux said that the film would now be added to the competition for the Palme dOr, saying: Quentin Tarantino, who has not left the editing room in four months, is a real, loyal and punctual child of Cannes. Like for …