Interviews

Sarah Hepola: Detective Work on Your Own Life

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Sarah Hepola: Detective Work on Your Own Life

The author of "Blackout" talks with Amy Benfer about the cost of alcoholism, "the gray zone of consent," and her memoir of addiction....
Love for Sale: Billie Holiday’s Greatest Songs

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Love for Sale: Billie Holiday’s Greatest Songs

On the occasion of her centennial, a soulful discussion of Lady Day's finest tracks with historians John Szwed and Farah Jasmine Griffin....
Aziz Ansari Wants You to Get Offline and Go Meet People

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Aziz Ansari Wants You to Get Offline and Go Meet People

The comedian and author of "Modern Romance" on learning about marriage from the elderly, snacks as relationship tests, and what your phone is doing your love life....
Across the Great Divide: A Conversation with Joseph Stiglitz

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Across the Great Divide: A Conversation with Joseph Stiglitz

The Nobel Prize winner on socio-economic equality, crises in the Eurozone, and what it takes to achieve a fair society....
Maggie Nelson’s Family Matters

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Maggie Nelson’s Family Matters

Grace Bello on the making of an American family, and questions of gender raised in Nelson's criticism and daring new memoir....
Jon Krakauer: “It’s easier to pretend it doesn’t really exist.”

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Jon Krakauer: “It’s easier to pretend it doesn’t really exist.”

The renowned author of "Missoula" on how we respond to sexual assault, and what we can all do to evolve our thinking on rape and its prosecution....
Kate Bolick: Untying Corsets

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Kate Bolick: Untying Corsets

The journalist on how her life as a happily unmarried woman became the subject of her incisive new pairing of memoir and biography. A conversation with Michele Filgate....
Amelia Gray: Twisted Heartstrings

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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....
Barney Frank Wants You to Vote, Already

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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....
The Truth about Terror: Masha Gessen on The Brothers

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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....
Fidgital Evertime: Lizzie Skurnick’s New Lexicon

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Fidgital Evertime: Lizzie Skurnick’s New Lexicon

The author of "That Should Be a Word" talks about the creation of brattle, grumtion, and gastronauts....
Tracy K. Smith: No Secrets

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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...