Francesca Lia Block talks to Clarissa Romano about Weetzie Bat

Misha Glouberman and Sheila Heti talk toTom Lutz about Chairs Are Where the People Go.

David Leonard talks to Oscar Wang about After Artest: The NBA and the Assault on Blackness

Jonathan Lethem talks to Andy Zax about the Talking Heads

Catherine Malabou talks to Arne de Boever about The New Wounded: From Neurosis to Brain Damage

David Misch talks to Ellis Weiner about Humor: The Book

Maggie Nelson talks to Arne de Boever about The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning

Laura Pulido an Wendy Cheng talk to Oliver Wang about The People’s Guide to Los Angeles

Simon Reynolds talks to Andy Zax  about everything      Part 1        Part 2

Rob Schmitz talks to Angilee Shah about workers in China       Part 1        Part 2

R.J. Smith talks to Oliver Wang about James Brown

Art Spiegelman talks to Van Dyke Parks about MetaMaus

Dana Spiotta talks to Michael Szalay about her novels

Monique Truong talks to Mariam Lam about Bitter in the Mouth

Walt Whitman:  two poems by  set to music

Irvin D. Yalom talks to Jonathan Kirsch about The Spinoza Problem