Giaco Furino

Freelance Writer / Entertainment Journalist

Giaco Furino is a film, pop culture, gaming, food, spirits, and travel writer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. He is the current Interim Editorial Manager for Tribeca Shortlist, and his writing appears on VICE's The Creators Project, VICE.com, PopularMechanics.com, Mental Floss, in print magazines Rhapsody and Hemispheres, and on various lifestyle/culture/gaming blogs.
Twitter: @GiacoFurino
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This Poster Artist Turns Abstract Ideas Into Movie Masterpieces
We chat with screenprint artist Matt Ryan Tobin about his stunning, broody work This week marks the exclusive streaming premiere of 24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters only on...
The Seven Hardest-to-Master Video Games of All Time
Why do we keep coming back to games that make us want to throw our controllers across the room? A hard video game is a measurable challenge. We play, we die, we play again. We...
Meet the CS:GO Team That Kicks Ass, Takes Names, and Is All-Female
The world of esports is perceived as a boy's club, so women in competitive gaming already face an uphill battle. But superior gameplay is superior gameplay, and precision skills...
From X-Ray Helmets to Plastic Ammo, Here's All the Coolest Stuff You Didn't Know Marines Used
The United States Marine Corps is highly regarded as the most elite branch of the US Military, and though they're famous for their outstanding capabilities in the air, on land,...
The Most Insane Assassination Plots of All Time
Over the course of history, there have been some truly bonkers assassination plots. Sometimes they're so insane, it almost looks like murder was a secondary goal, and the...
Simon & Garfunkel at the Movies - Outtake by Tribeca Shortlist
A few weeks back, a verifiable meeting of the minds took place on twitter when Edgar Wright, Rian Johnson, Marc Webb, Lin-Manuel Miranda (!), and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (!!)...
'12 Years a Slave' Screenwriter Returns to Comics After a 10-Year Hiatus
Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley revives 'The American Way,' his innovative comic about superheroes and race in America.
Gerard Way's Comic Book Romance
To understand where the future of comics is headed, look to where it seems most avant- garde, like the new run of Doom Patrol , a superhero comic with a gyro on the cover; or...
Rhapsody :: Sep 2015 - Ink eMagazines
Rhapsody :: Sep 2015
Recent College Grads Started Their Own Press to Foster Diversity in Comics
Paloma Hernando and Sunmi are the co-founders of Dandelion Wine Collective, a comic publisher focusing on underrepresented artists.
Sexting Is Passé - These Millennials Are Saving the World With Smartphones
What does it take to change the world? A seat at the UN? Or in the Oval Office? Do you need an audience of millions? Nope, not anymore. Thanks to our current connected climate,...
Shut That Crap Off: The Best Long Acceptance Speeches
Last night's Tony Awards was a high-energy, spirited affair. Hosted by Kevin Spacey, the 71st annual awards celebrated the best and brightest in the world of theater. Taking...
So You Want to Be a Pro Gamer
Esports is a relatively new phenomenon. Being good at video games is not. But how to make the leap from one to the other? If you've ever wanted to try your hand at competitive...
Video-Game Peripherals Have Come a Long Way Since the Days of the Konami Code
You've got the perfect PC build (or a brand-new console). You've chosen the right monitor or TV for your setup. Now it's time for... everything else. To help you out, we...
Henry Rollins/Glenn Danzig Fan Fiction Made Me Believe in Love Again
What is true love? Is it grand gestures and string quartets blaring? Or is love the quieter moments, like promising Glenn Danzig you'll help him get rid of his mother?
Meet the Artist Bringing Bold Style to Modern Posters
Artist Tom Whalen's been making posters and prints for well over a decade, and his inimitable style has caught the attention of Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Microsoft and more....
Remembering the Breathtaking Dark Beauty of Comic Book Legend Bernie Wrightson
Earlier this week the comic book world lost one of the most innovative and boundary shattering artists working in the business. Bernie Wrightson, the comic illustrator who...
The Top Films We're Excited for in 2017
There are so many amazing movies coming out in 2017 that we can't wait to check out. From huge-budget blockbusters to tiny animated features, the offerings slated for this next...
Broadway's Most Urgent Play Was Made in a Day | The Creators Project
Amber Tamblyn and Daveed Diggs performing at The 24 Hour Plays. Photograph by Katie Simmons-Barth. Photo courtesy of The 24 Hour Plays. Each fall, The 24 Hour Plays puts...
Golden Globes: The Winners and Our Favorite Moments
The champagne was flowing, the outfits looked spectacular, there were hilarious bits, awkward technical difficulties, and a musical about Hollywood swept the night. The 74th...
The Movie Lover's Gift Guide
Here at Tribeca Shortlist we're obsessed with good movies, and we know a true love of cinema goes beyond a dark room and flickering screen. To gear up for this year's holiday...
The 9 Sundance Flicks I'm Most Excited to See
The 2017 Sundance Film Festival is just a few short days away, and I'm so excited to see which films charm audiences and rise to the top of the heap. From coming-of-age dramas...
Movies to Watch to Get Ready for 'Rogue One'
After you've watched all 7 other Star Wars movies, of course. It's almost Rogue One: A Star Wars Story time, and, quite frankly... I'm freaking out. But as excited as I am, I'm...
The Colorful Life of Jeff Lewis
Scared of Heights? This VR Experience Is Definitely Not for You | The Creators Project
Sunrise at the peak of Mount Everest. All photos in-game screenshots of EVEREST VR and courtesy of Solfar Studios The wind whips as an ice ladder spans a yawning crevice. It...
We Talked to Pepe the Frog's Creator About Accidentally Making the New Swastika | The Creators...
Pepe the Frog in Boy's Club 3 by Matt Furie. Photo permission courtesy of the artist. Photo via the author. Pepe the Frog started his life as a happy, stoned bro-phibian living...
Is Aquaman an Underwater Terrorist? | The Creators Project
Panel selection from Aquaman #13. Illustrated by Scot Eaton. Screencap via the author. Each week, The Creators Project seeks out the best and brightest from the comics industry....
8 Things We Learned About 'Carrie' from Jason Zinoman's 'Shock Value' - Outtake by Tribeca Shortlist
In 2011 Jason Zinoman, critic and columnist for the New York Times, wrote the definitive book on the influx of New Hollywood Horror of the 1970s.
What Did Critics Think of 'Carrie' 40 Years Ago? - Outtake by Tribeca Shortlist
Today is the 4oth Anniversary of Brian De Palma's blood-soaked prom night masterpiece, . Released amid a generation of horror films that reinvented the genre like Rosemary's...

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