Interviews

‘There’s Either a Gun or a Wedding’: An Interview with Whit Stillman

The director of Love & Friendship on Jane Austen, his failed career as a writer, and true crime television.

‘When We Change Our Bodies, Do We Really Change?’: An Interview with Mona Awad

The author of 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl on body image, how music and dance inform her writing, and emotional honesty.

‘If You Make the Same Film Twice You’ll Make it Forever’: An Interview with Ben Wheatley

Talking with the director of High-Rise about the challenges of adapting J.G. Ballard, the benefits of setting a film in the Seventies, and how genre can give and take away.

‘A Story Hollywood Can’t Stop Telling About Itself’: An Interview with Karina Longworth

The host of the film podcast You Must Remember This on Howard Hughes, A Star is Born, and capitalism.

‘It’s a Crisis Because There Are No Answers’: An Interview with Ben Rawlence

The author of City of Thorns on generational pain, the context of radicalization, and the weight of place.

‘Freedom Is An Easily Abused Word’: An Interview with Sarah Bakewell

Lines of inheritance and anxiety of influence at the Existentialist Café.

‘I Have No Excuses’: An Interview with Richard Linklater

The director takes the optimism of youth—the idea that a better world is right around the corner—as seriously as his young characters deserve.

The Khal’s Speech: Talking to the Linguist from Game of Thrones

The man who developed Dothraki and Valyrian on conjuring culture with words.

‘Following the Intensity of Signals’: An Interview with Alissa York

The author of The Naturalist on boating the Amazon, the freedom to follow instincts and killing things to look at them more closely.

‘The Thing About a Revolution Is It Always Comes As a Surprise’: An Interview with Micah White

The author of The End of Protest on the pollution of the mental environment, giving up on nationalism, and finding reasons for optimism.