With this summer's smash Mission: Impossible III, J.J. Abrams has emerged as one of Hollywood's A-list directors. Icons traces Abrams's accomplished career from child prodigy through his trio of television hits, Felicity, Alias and Lost, and this summer's impending blockbuster, M.I. III. Features interviews with the stars and co-workers who've joined Abrams on his impossible mission.
They are the "other" girls next door. Pierced, inked and completely uninhibited, the Suicide Girls began their run on the internete in 2001. Their modern take on the classic pin-up became an instant sensation. Icons looks to the site's past with founder Missy Suicide giving us a behind the scenes for a look at these modern bare-naked ladies.
Urban street graffiti obsessed him as a child. Because of this interest, Marc Ecko became the C.E.O. of the clothing empire Ecko Unlimited and more recently the creator of the graffiti based video game Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure. He has also taken on the politics in New York City and was behind a promotional hoax that caught the attention of the White House. Icons takes a look at the life of Marc Ecko.
She's the bad girl next door, but many can help but still admire her. With a much-publicized DUI while filming on the popular televsion show Lost, Michelle Rodriquez's publicity has grown, and some say it only serves to perfectly suit her "tough-chick" image.
You just can't get enough of a good thing. Icons returns to the world of The Suicide Girls with a sneak preview of the new Suicide Girls DVD release The Italian Villa. This new "Uncut" episode also features more exclusive coverage from the soon-to-be released horror remake The Wizard of Gore, featuring a few of your favorite SGs. It's time to revisit the world of some of the interenet's favorite bare-naked-ladies
He brought us Clerks, and that pretty much says it all. Kevin Smith has created a cult following due to his "real world" films and his positive connections with fans. Smith shares with Icons his life, his friends and gives us a tour of the Cannes film festival, where his long awaited sequel, Clerks 2, is showing. Snoogins!
Keep your eyes and mind open, and question everything" is the motto that artist, activist and pop culture pioneer Shepard Fairey lives by. While he was a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, 19 year old Fairey began plastering images of wrestler Andre the Giant on any surface he could find. Almost 20 years later that image has become known around the world and is the foundation of the phenomenon called Obey Giant. G4 TV takes a look at the life of a true original on Icons: Shepard Fairey.
In the great tradition of Woodstock, Lollapalooza burst on the concert scene in the summer of 1991 with headliners Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction. Conceived by Perry Farrell the festival mirrored the rise and fall of the punk and grunge scene. After some stops and starts, Lollapalooza is back with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kanye West headlining at Chicago's Grant Park and G4 is front Row Center for Icons: Lollapalooza.
While more pedestrian newspapers belabor obvious stories like the war in Iraq and government corruption, there's one news organization that tells the tales no one else dares tell: The Onion. Where else could a reader find headlines such as "NASA Chief Under Fire for Personal Shuttle Use" and "CIA Realizes It's Been Using Black Highlighter All These Years"? Now ICONS, goes behind the scenes to reveal the relatively untarnished history and the daily angst of America's Finest News Source.
G4 rocks across the Pond to explore the music scene in London, Manchester and Sheffield, England. Since the explosion in the '60's the UK has dominated the world of rock 'n roll. We follow two new bands, Nine Black Alps and Oceansize who could be the Oasis or Coldplay of tomorrow.