Interviews

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 ×

INTERVIEWS

Marilynne Robinson: A Good Inheritance

Marilynne Robinson: A Good Inheritance

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Lila (a 2014 National Book Award finalist) on the benefits of loneliness, how characters come to her, and the most important advice she gives to aspiring writers.

Posted by × October 21, 2014 ×

INTERVIEWS

Rebel Laboratories: Walter Isaacson on “The Innovators”

Rebel Laboratories: Walter Isaacson on “The Innovators”

The author of Steve Jobs returns with a collaborative history of the Digital Age.

Posted by × October 14, 2014 ×

INTERVIEWS

Andrea Martin: “Take Nothing Personally”

Andrea Martin: “Take Nothing Personally”

The star of stage and screen on her favorite roles, maple tree poetry, and Lady Parts.

Posted by × October 13, 2014 ×

INTERVIEWS

Bob Odenkirk: A Healthy Kind of Destruction

Bob Odenkirk: A Healthy Kind of Destruction

The author of A Load of Hooey and star of AMC’s forthcoming series Better Call Saul on life after Breaking Bad, discovering comedy as a child, and what makes a book funny.

Posted by × October 7, 2014 ×

INTERVIEWS

Meg Wolitzer: Respect for Her Charges

Meg Wolitzer: Respect for Her Charges

“These books that they call “YA” aren’t simple,” says the author of The Interestings and Belzhar, her new novel aimed at teens.

Posted by × October 6, 2014 ×

INTERVIEWS

Vaccines and Vampires: Eula Biss on Science, Fear, and Metaphor

Vaccines and Vampires: Eula Biss on Science, Fear, and Metaphor

The author of On Immunity explores the fear that drives “anti-vax” advocates, its causes, and its cost.

Posted by × October 1, 2014 ×

INTERVIEWS

Charles Burns

Charles Burns

The author of Sugar Skull doesn’t believe in multiverses: “I have trouble enough navigating the reality I find myself in.”

Posted by × September 30, 2014 ×

INTERVIEWS

Carl Hiaasen

Carl Hiaasen

The author of the Skink novels goes fly-fishing to relax, and sets his books in Florida because it’s “a 24-hour freak show.”

Posted by × September 24, 2014 ×