Brian Alessandro


A Boy’s Own Story is Now a Graphic Novel. Edmund White Has Thoughts.

January 10, 2023

“In a real autobiography, I think your obligation is to tell the truth and nothing but the truth. I don’t like it.”


Hilarie Burton on Living in an Apocalypse Within an Apocalypse for The Walking Dead

February 25, 2021

The “TRL” and “Grey’s Anatomy” actor discusses the wonders and weirdness of filming a show about a 10-year pandemic in the midst of COVID shutdowns.

metropolitan life

“I’m Not an Assassin!”: Fran Lebowitz on Not Sleeping, Not Writing, and Not Naming Names

January 19, 2021

The writer, social critic, and professional raconteur discusses bad art and why New York City for the culture is doing more than the entire country.

Marti Gould Allen-Cummings On Truvada, Mitch McConnell, and Sherry Pie

March 18, 2020

The drag artist running for New York City Council sings the praises of Cardi B and Flintstones gummies.

Artist Jana Euler Brings Her Phallic Sharks to New York

February 20, 2020

Are they symbols of unhinged toxic masculinity, or a celebration of insatiable sexual appetites?

Playwright Matthew Lopez Wants to Hear Your Stories

November 14, 2019

The playwright of Broadway’s “The Inheritance” takes us behind the curtain of his two-part, six-and-a-half-hour meditation on the gay generation gap, AIDS, and storytelling itself.

Author Édouard Louis Says the Unsayable

November 13, 2019

The French author, whose two novels are being brought to the stage, on the inherent violence of everything.