Tom Bissell is a prolific LA-based journalist, fiction writer, video game critic, and author most recently of Magic Hours: Essays on Creators and Creation.

Here he talks to us about writing video games, dilettantism vs. expertise, and the enduring cultural import of The Room.

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Produced by Jerry Gorin and James Simenc / Interview by Mike Goetzman