Interviews

Interviews

Wayne Koestenbaum

The polymathic artist on his creative process
Brandon Menke
Conversations

How the Pandemic Changed Theater

Michael R. Jackson,
Lileana Blain-Cruz

Conversations

Renee Gladman and Kate Briggs Talk Translation and Form

Kate Briggs,
Renee Gladman

Interviews

Vivian Gornick

The acclaimed essayist looks back on her career
Meghan O’Rourke
Interviews

Aminatta Forna

On suffering, trauma, and resilience
James Surowiecki
Interviews

Olga Tokarczuk

The Nobel laureate on her new novel
Rhian Sasseen,
Jennifer Croft

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Interviews

Portrait of Paul Sabin.
Interviews

Who Killed Big Government? A Historian's Surprising Take.

A conversation about the secret history of American liberalism
Paul Sabin,
James Surowiecki
November 1, 2021
Photo of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Interviews

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins on the Politics of Theater

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins,
Marc Robinson
September 20, 2021
Photos of Maggie Nelson and Simone White
Interviews

Maggie Nelson and Simone White on Sexual Taboos

Simone White,
Maggie Nelson
September 20, 2021
Portraits of Caleb Smith and Rachel Kushner
Conversations

Discipline and Abolish

Writing, power, and mass incarceration
Rachel Kushner,
Caleb Smith
June 28, 2021
Portrait of Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge
Interviews

The Poetry of Attention

The possibilities of perception
Mei-mei Berssenbrugge,
Lacey Jones
June 21, 2021
Illustrated portrait of Elif Batuman and Ama Codjoe
Conversations

A Failed Book Club

How does one decide when to give up and stop reading?
Elif Batuman,
Ama Codjoe
June 14, 2021
Graphic of basketball players Julius Randle and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Conversations

Game Is Life

Basketball, poetry, and the NBA playoffs
Kaveh Akbar,
Vivian Lee,
Ben Purkert,
Nabila Lovelace
May 27, 2021
James Merrill in a kitchen
TYR Talks

James Merrill's Letters and Legacy

A conversation about the renowned poet's enduring influence
May 21, 2021
Photo of Alexander Chee; photo of Julia Cho; photo of Susan Choi; photo of Cathy Park Hong
Conversations

Finding a Literary Inheritance

Four Korean American writers on jeong and the elusiveness of home
Alexander Chee,
Julia Cho,
Susan Choi,
Cathy Park Hong
December 1, 2020
Photo of Aleshea Harris on left; photo of Douglas Kearney on right
Conversations

Signal and Noise

A dialogue on presencing Blackness
Aleshea Harris,
Douglas Kearney
December 1, 2020