Interviews

INTERVIEW

Kate Bolick: Untying Invisible Corsets

Kate Bolick: Untying Invisible Corsets

The journalist on how her life as a happily unmarried woman became the subject of her incisive new pairing of memoir and biography.

Posted by × May 6, 2015 ×

INTERVIEW

Amelia Gray: Twisted Heartstrings

Amelia Gray: Twisted Heartstrings

In her new story collection, the author heads to dark places to find love, and the humor in that which makes us mortal. A conversation with Beca Grimm.

Posted by × April 22, 2015 ×

INTERVIEW

Barney Frank Wants You to Vote, Already

Barney Frank Wants You to Vote, Already

The career congressman on how money buys influence in Washington, coming out to his colleagues, and aiding the poor with Bono.

Posted by × April 21, 2015 ×

INTERVIEW

The Truth about Terror: Masha Gessen on The Brothers

The Truth about Terror: Masha Gessen on The Brothers

Masha Gessen talks about investigating the lives of the Boston Marathon bombers, and the dangers of dehumanization.

Posted by × April 15, 2015 ×

INTERVIEW

Fidgital Evertime: Lizzie Skurnick’s New Lexicon

Fidgital Evertime: Lizzie Skurnick’s New Lexicon

The author of “That Should Be a Word” talks about the creation of brattle, grumtion, and gastronauts.

Posted by × April 7, 2015 ×

INTERVIEW

Tracy K. Smith: No Secrets

Tracy K. Smith: No Secrets

The Pulitzer Prize winner on discovering books, calling out to her past and future, and finding a place of her own between science and faith in her lyrical new memoir. A conversation with Casey Rocheteau.

Posted by × April 1, 2015 ×

INTERVIEW

Rachel Joyce: A Robust Sense of Life

Rachel Joyce: A Robust Sense of Life

Returning to the world of her breakout smash “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry,” the author finds her characters speaking straight to her. A conversation with Bethanne Patrick.

Posted by × March 16, 2015 ×

HISTORY

The Meaning of Disaster: Erik Larson on Dead Wake

The Meaning of Disaster: Erik Larson on Dead Wake

From the author of “Devil in the White City”, an electrifying reconstruction of a maritime attack that stunned the world.

Posted by × March 11, 2015 ×

INTERVIEWS

Kent Russell: Liquid Courage

Kent Russell: Liquid Courage

A tenacious journalist on his new book of essays, what a writer can’t be taught, and how men wrestle with emotions. A conversation with Beca Grimm.

Posted by × March 11, 2015 ×

INTERVIEWS

Kazuo Ishiguro: The Kingdom of Memory

Kazuo Ishiguro: The Kingdom of Memory

The author of “The Buried Giant” talks about his novel of a medieval “never-never land” and its resonance with very real history. A conversation with Hope Whitmore.

Posted by × March 3, 2015 ×

MUSIC

Kim Gordon: On “Becoming”

Kim Gordon: On “Becoming”

The iconic musician on the cities in her head, what it means to sell out, and what still inspires to create art after the end of a thirty-year run with her former band Sonic Youth.

Posted by × February 27, 2015 ×

BEYOND CATEGORY

Stardust in Antarctica: Jynne Dilling Martin

Stardust in Antarctica: Jynne Dilling Martin

A writer’s sojourn on Earth’s most mysterious continent produces a collection of urgent, dreamlike poems about our swiftly tilting planet.

Posted by × February 16, 2015 ×

MUSIC

From Troubadours to Twerking: Ted Gioia on the History of Love Songs

From Troubadours to Twerking: Ted Gioia on the History of Love Songs

After books on the rhythms of “Working” and “Healing”, an acclaimed music writer now explains why certain tunes tug at our heartstrings.

Posted by × February 11, 2015 ×

HUMAN NATURE

Clancy Martin: Everyone Is So Untrue

Clancy Martin: Everyone Is So Untrue

Does everyone lie to the ones they love? Clancy Martin thinks so.

Posted by × February 10, 2015 ×

INTERVIEWS

Miranda July: The Beating Heart

Miranda July: The Beating Heart

Raising a child, designing mobile apps, and selling curtains online: all in a day’s work for the film director and debuting novelist.

Posted by × January 28, 2015 ×