Interviews

INTERVIEW

Sarah Hepola: Detective Work on Your Own Life

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.

Posted by × June 28, 2015 ×

INTERVIEW

Love for Sale: Billie Holiday’s Greatest Songs

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.

Posted by × June 17, 2015 ×

INTERVIEWS

Aziz Ansari Wants You to Get Offline and Go Meet People

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.

Posted by × June 16, 2015 ×

INTERVIEW

Across the Great Divide: A Conversation with Joseph Stiglitz

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.

Posted by × May 19, 2015 ×

BEYOND CATEGORY

Maggie Nelson’s Family Matters

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.

Posted by × May 12, 2015 ×

INTERVIEW

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

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.

Posted by × May 6, 2015 ×

INTERVIEW

Kate Bolick: Untying Corsets

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.

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 ×