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Vision, Sympathy, Fever: Kirstin Valdez Quade and Mira Jacob in Conversation
Superpowers, the nature of art, and what not to read when you're trying to write a book of your own....
Judy Blume: Flight Paths and Trigger Warnings
Talking with the legendary writer of "In the Unlikely Event" about junior high, the winter in which three planes crashed in her hometown, and receiving the best reviews of her career at age 77. A...
“Dust jackets on the wrong spines”: Joshua Cohen on Book of Numbers
The novelist talks with Christopher Byrd about search engines, identity, and the art of throwing nothing away....
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
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
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
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
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.”
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
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
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
The career congressman on how money buys influence in Washington, coming out to his colleagues, and aiding the poor with Bono....