Interviews

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 ×

FICTION

Window Seat: Paula Hawkins on The Girl on the Train

Window Seat: Paula Hawkins on The Girl on the Train

The woman behind the breakout hit on how she builds suspense, Hitchcock’s influence, and why London’s railways have been a fixture of great mystery writing.

Posted by × January 21, 2015 ×

INTERVIEW

Seth Grahame-Smith: When Epic Is Easier

Seth Grahame-Smith: When Epic Is Easier

The author of “The Last American Vampire” on fear, historians, and what we don’t know about Hollywood.

Posted by × January 13, 2015 ×

MEMOIR

Patton Oswalt: Laughter in the Dark

Patton Oswalt: Laughter in the Dark

The actor and comedian on his new memoir of a consuming obsession: seeing old movies.

Posted by × January 7, 2015 ×

LIVES

Laura Hillenbrand: At the Crescendo of a Life

Laura Hillenbrand: At the Crescendo of a Life

The author of Unbroken on adapting the book for both film and young adults, finding a sister in Angelina Jolie, and why her next book is a tightly held secret.

Posted by × December 29, 2014 ×

INTERVIEWS

Bill Nye: Gravity’s Influence

Bill Nye: Gravity’s Influence

“We all made it this far in evolutionary history. So scientifically, we are all in this together.”

Posted by × November 19, 2014 ×

FINANCE

John Lanchester: Temptations of Complexity

John Lanchester: Temptations of Complexity

The novelist and business writer on his new guide to understanding the strange — but vital — jargon of finance.

Posted by × November 10, 2014 ×

CRIME

James Ellroy: Brood and Yearn

James Ellroy: Brood and Yearn

“My relationship with L.A. is largely imaginative; it allows me to ignore the untenable aspects of L.A. today,” says the author of Perfidia.

Posted by × November 5, 2014 ×

VIDEO

George R.R. Martin: “Why do I keep getting these four-legged dragons?”

George R.R. Martin: “Why do I keep getting these four-legged dragons?”

The creator of Game of Thrones talks the untold history of Westeros, and working with “some of the greatest Fantasy artists in the world” on his latest vision.

Posted by × November 4, 2014 ×

COMEDY

Martin Short Sings of Songs and Loves Ago

Martin Short Sings of Songs and Loves Ago

The star of stage and screen on his boyhood dreams, falling in love, grocery shopping with Tom Hanks, and his keys to living well.

Posted by × November 3, 2014 ×

INTERVIEWS

Herbie Hancock: Breaking the Rules

Herbie Hancock: Breaking the Rules

The jazz innovator talks about finding Buddhism, his relationship with Miles Davis, and teaching the ethics of an artform.

Posted by × October 28, 2014 ×

INTERVIEWS

John Grisham

John Grisham

The author of Gray Mountain on his first stories, work ethic, proudest moments, and the books he still wants to write.

Posted by × October 28, 2014 ×