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Chris Riddell: Art as Adventure
The celebrated illustrator, political cartoonist and UK Children's Laureate on going on adventures with Neil Gaiman and finding his own stories. A conversation with Hope Whitmore.
Song of Power: James Kaplan on Sinatra the Chairman
As his career matured, Frank Sinatra's artistry mingled with his increasing sense of all-encompassing mastery. A conversation with James Kaplan, author of "The Chairman."
After the Flood: Lauren Redniss on Thunder and Lightning
“Talking about the weather” — code for the innocuous, nearly meaningless chat that forms the backbone of many of our everyday exchanges. But the idea that the elemental forces...
Mary-Louise Parker: “I Just Love Directness”
The award winning stage actress and star of "Weeds" talks about her first book, a set of letters to male figures real and imagined. A conversation with Michele Filgate.
Back on the Horse: Mary Gaitskill on The Mare
The author of "Secretary" and "Veronica" talks about researching her new novel "The Mare" and the human-equine bond.
John Grisham: Don’t Look Back
The author of "Rogue Lawyer" hates to read his own prior work-- and hates mistakes even more. A conversation with Bill Tipper.
Elvis Costello Has Great News
The rock icon on his new 670-page memoir, how songs mutate over time, and why the last decade of his career has been his best. A conversation with Nick Curley.
The Coven of the Country: Alex Mar on Witches of America
How a documentary filmmaker's journey into contemporary occult societies became the story of her own quest for a spiritual home.
Spectral Evidence: Stacy Schiff on the Mystery of Salem’s Witches
The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian on the "locked-room mystery" of Salem, and why it still haunts us today.
Consider Every Day: Jojo Moyes on After You
The author of "After You" on writing the next chapter in a beloved character's life. An interview with Hope Whitmore.
Sloane Crosley’s Treasure Hunt
The author of "The Clasp" on how a classic short story from 19th-century France inspired a comic romp through 21st-century lives.
Rescue in Rome: Virginia Baily
The author of "Early One Morning" on the true story of heroism in Nazi-occupied Rome that inspired her novel. A conversation with Bill Tipper.