Talk to Her

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McKenna's second collection of in-depth interviews with some of the 20th century's most brilliant cultural icons.
Kristine McKenna's work as a journalist began in the late 1970s, when she covered the Los Angeles punk scene for various domestic and international publications. During the '80s and '90s she wrote art, film and music criticism, and profiled directors, musicians and visual artists for a variety of publications including Artforum, ...

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Overview

McKenna's second collection of in-depth interviews with some of the 20th century's most brilliant cultural icons.
Kristine McKenna's work as a journalist began in the late 1970s, when she covered the Los Angeles punk scene for various domestic and international publications. During the '80s and '90s she wrote art, film and music criticism, and profiled directors, musicians and visual artists for a variety of publications including Artforum, Playboy, Rolling Stone, The Los Angeles Times and New York Rocker.
Talk to Her is McKenna's second collection (the first was 1999's Book of Changes) of favorite interviews culled from McKenna's files, and the book reveal's McKenna's highly intimate technique as an interviewer. That she manages to get such candor out of her subjects is remarkable.
The stunning list of interview subjects includes: Filmmaker Robert Altman; Jackie Onassis's cousin Edie Beale; punk rocker and poet Exene Cervenka; the musician Elvis Costello; surf guitar legend Dick Dale; the postmodern critic Jacques Derrida; Beat poet Allen Ginsberg; Television's Richard Hell and Tom Verlaine; art curator Walter Hopps; Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde; country music legend Rickie Lee Jones; the Sex Pistols' John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten); singer and songwriter Joni Mitchell; the Rabbi Jonathan Omer-Man; punk rock legend Joey Ramone; New York rock legend Lou Reed; the actress Eva Marie Saint; and the recently-departed Joe Strummer of the Clash. Also included are brief oral histories of Andy Warhol and Orson Welles.Talk to Her also includes portraits of each interview subject by some of the best cartoonists in the world, including Daniel Clowes, Charles Burns, Phoebe Glockner, Tony Millionaire, Jeff Wong and others.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560975700
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
  • Publication date: 9/27/2004
  • Pages: 246
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Robert Altman 8
Edie Beale 12
Exene Cervenka 18
Elvis Costello 32
Dick Dale 44
Jacques Derrida 50
Ralph Gibson 60
Allen Ginsberg 70
Richard Hell 78
Walter Hopps 84
Chrissie Hynde 102
Ricki Lee Jones 106
John Lydon 120
Guy Maddin 132
Russ Meyer 142
Joni Mitchell 146
Jonathan Omer-Man 162
Iggy Pop 174
Joey Ramone 184
Lou Reed 188
Joe Sacco 198
Eva Marie Saint 204
Joe Strummer 214
Tom Verlaine 224
Orson Welles 232
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