Speaking with the author of Frontier City about how downtown and the suburbs misunderstand each other, how the Fords anticipated Donald Trump, and the hills progressives choose to die on.
Speaking with the author of 300 Arguments about crafting an experimental, lyrical form; treating writing as a game; and our shared affinity for Jenny Holzer.
Talking with the author and essayist about rewriting female power narratives, telling honest sex work stories, and making peace with Gwyneth
The director of the Oscar-nominated comedy on her interest in role-playing, her love for Andy Kaufman and the fate of a particularly memorable piece of costuming.
Speaking with the director of the Oscar-nominated Life, Animated about representation in documentary film.
Speaking with the author of How to Survive a Plague about the early days of the disease, the unpredictable nihilism of the Trump government, and the evolution of lasting gay love.
The author of Uptown Thief on sex work myths, fetishizing cash and the new golden age of television.
Talking to the author of Walking With Abel about reporting from conflict zones, the impact of grief on her reporting, and what it means to write “magical non-fiction.”
Talking with the author of I’m Thinking of Ending Things about the move from memoir to fiction, capturing the anxiety and insecurity of new relationships, and the darkness of Canadian country roads.
Speaking with the author of The Memento about assault narratives, ghost stories and the healing work of fiction.