"There There" author Tommy Orange speaks with us about identity, Gertrude Stein, and the challenges of growing up as a Native American in urban Oakland, California.Read more
James Patterson sits down with us to talk about co-writing "The President Is Missing" with President Clinton and why the threat at the core of the novel is more dire than we believe.
The author of The Object of My Affection returns with another wry look at an unusual domestic arrangement...Read more
Twilight of the Gods salutes you. We spoke with author Steven Hyden about the "end of classic rock" as many of its stars embark on their farewell tours—its lasting influence, bad records that are secretly good records, and whether or not rock is really dead.Read more
We speak with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright about the historic and current rise of fascism, the danger of hypernationalism, and how to get out of our own echo chambers.
National Book Award winning author Richard Powers talks with us about complex communication between trees, humanity's place in the world, and the potential positive intersection between nature and technology.
Catherynne M. Valente talks with us about sentience, Eurovision, the dark roots of glam rock, and making jokes in space.
Based on a novella by Jonathan Ames, You Were Never Really Here is a gritty new thriller from Amazon Studios starring Joaquin Phoenix. We spoke with the writer about the origins of the story, New York's "ugly beauty," and how a certain French sensibility made the movie possible.Read more
"Ready Player One" author and screenwriter Ernest Cline talks with us about working with Steven Spielberg to bring the book's vision to moviegoers.
After twelve years of marriage, Jesse "The Lord" Ward and Ava Ward are still going strong. But when Ava loses her memories in a car crash, Jesse has to woo her all over again. Jodi Ellen Malpas talks with us about getting inside Jesse's head in her newest novel, "With This Man."