Interviews
Still Good to Him: Robert Christgau on a Life of Writing about Listening

INTERVIEW

Still Good to Him: Robert Christgau on a Life of Writing about Listening

Interview by Ted Panken ×

Robert Christgau talks about the musical fascinations and critical investigations that have taken him from the 45-rpm judgments of his "Consumer Guide" reviews to the extended jams in two...
Adrienne Brodeur on a Secret’s Destructive Allure

INTERVIEWS

Adrienne Brodeur on a Secret’s Destructive Allure

A Conversation with Amy Gall ×

To be made party to her mother's secrets was, for teenage Adrienne Brodeur, at first a sign of their deep intimacy. In her new memoir "Wild Game," she explores the damage that only became...
Breaking the Frame: Sarah Broom Unearths Her Family’s Story in “The Yellow House”

PROFILE

Breaking the Frame: Sarah Broom Unearths Her Family’s Story in “The Yellow House”

Profile by Amy Gall ×

The author of the stunning new memoir "The Yellow House" took a reporter's tools to trace her New Orleans family's history back through decades, and to chronicle the impact of Hurricane Katrina...
Ocean Vuong and the Power of Loss

FICTION

Ocean Vuong and the Power of Loss

Profile by Michele Filgate ×

The poet-turned-novelist brings a haunting, fragmentary approach to the story of a young man's relationship with his mother in "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous."
The World in a Single Frame: Elizabeth McCracken on “Bowlaway”

INTERVIEW

The World in a Single Frame: Elizabeth McCracken on “Bowlaway”

A Conversation with Amy Gall ×

Amy Gall talks to the award-winning writer about her critically acclaimed new novel, the Great Molasses Flood, and the joys of candlepin bowling.
Kristen Roupenian: “We Have So Many Selves Wandering the World”

INTERVIEWS

Kristen Roupenian: “We Have So Many Selves Wandering the World”

A Conversation with Maris Kreizman ×

The author of the viral short story "Cat Person" talks with Maris Kreizman on that story and her new collection "You Know You Want It."
Gary Giddins on Bing Crosby and Swinging on a Star

LIVES

Gary Giddins on Bing Crosby and Swinging on a Star

A Conversation with Ted Panken ×

The legendary jazz critic talks about the second volume of his epic life of Bing Crosby, and why he was for a time America's most beloved star....
Origin Story: Nicole Chung on “All You Can Ever Know”

INTERVIEW

Origin Story: Nicole Chung on “All You Can Ever Know”

A Conversation with Maud Newton ×

The author of the new memoir "All You Can Ever Know" talks about unraveling the myths that surrounded her life with her adoptive parents, and her journey to connecting with her biological family.
Ingrid Rossellini: “Know Thyself” and The Inspiration of History

INTERVIEW

Ingrid Rossellini: “Know Thyself” and The Inspiration of History

A Conversation with James Mustich ×

A journey through the ages with scholar and writer Ingrid Rossellini, in pursuit of that most tantalizing of mysteries -- the nature of the self.
The Right to Fiction: Jordy Rosenberg on “Confessions of the Fox”

INTERVIEW

The Right to Fiction: Jordy Rosenberg on “Confessions of the Fox”

A Conversation with Amy Gall ×

The author of the groundbreaking new novel "Confessions of the Fox" talks about creating a transgender hero in 18th-century London.
Lydia Millet: Dreaming on Paper

INTERVIEW

Lydia Millet: Dreaming on Paper

A Conversation with Mark Athitakis ×

The author of "Fight No More" talks with Mark Athitakis about her new collection and what our homes say about us.
Philip Roth (1933-2018): A Remembrance and a Conversation

IN MEMORIAM

Philip Roth (1933-2018): A Remembrance and a Conversation

A Conversation with James Mustich ×

Remembering the literary titan, via a conversation about the conclusion of his monumental Zuckerman saga.