Clever and informative, Kirk Wallace Johnson's tale of the strangest museum heist you've never heard of is number three on our list of the best books of 2018 so far. Here's our interview with Johnson, originally published on May 9, 2018.Read more
What did Brian Selznick think when he got tapped to create 20th anniversary covers for Harry Potter? We asked him that and more...
Kristin Hannah thrilled (and chilled) us with her tale of both fractured family and psyche, landing in the second spot on our list of the best books of 2018 so far. Here's our interview with Hannah, originally published on February 5, 2018.Read more
"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.