Jessica Williams Gets Her Best Material From Her Grandma
November 11, 2021
To mark the finale of HBO Max’s “Love Life,” the comedian and actor discusses her lead role, her improv years, and the people who made her funny.
The Lucas Brothers Discuss the Philosophy Behind Their Film, Judas and the Black Messiah
February 9, 2021
On socialism, nihilism, and writing a Hollywood film with your twin.
Chef Carla Hall on Embracing Kindness in the Kitchen
January 22, 2021
The “Top Chef” all-star and beloved ‘nice chef’ discusses her new podcast, Black representation in food, and the perfect Super Bowl snack.
Chuck D and B-Real Reflect on Three Decades of Fame, Fans, and Friendship
December 29, 2020
To mark their latest collaboration, the rap icons impart some hard-earned wisdom.
Comedian Atsuko Okatsuka on Husbands, Asian Grandmas, and AR-15s
November 13, 2020
The comedian and podcast host takes us on a whirl through her roller coaster life.
ask a sane person
The Squad Is Expanding, and Jemele Hill Loves to See It
October 26, 2020
The podcaster, writer, and TV host on endless Zoom meetings, mourning the movies, and working toward a more equitable future.
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H.E.R. is Listening to Prince, Stevie Wonder, and The Proud Family
October 22, 2020
The R&B artist shares what’s on her playlist.
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Run the Jewels Wants You to Vote
October 16, 2020
Killer Mike and El-P, the rappers that make up Run the Jewels, are getting their fans up to dance and out to vote.
Patti Smith Is Always Going to Be a Worker
October 2, 2020
(And a cartoon lover.)
Black Thought Wants to Speak Truth to Power
August 26, 2020
The legendary emcee of The Roots discusses fake news, coping with loss, and why it’s still a dope time to be alive.
Big Freedia Brings People Together Through the Power of Ass
June 26, 2020
The New Orleans bounce rapper on her hometown, hanging with Beyoncé, and where she found her voice.
Comedian Eric Andre Tells Us Why We Need to “Pop the Zit” of Police Brutality
June 5, 2020
The comedian, who’s gearing up to release his Netflix special “Legalize Everything” while protesting in L.A., isn’t afraid to touch any subject—including his own genitalia.
Marc Maron on Dating, the Devil, and the End of the World As We Know It
March 27, 2020
The comedian keeps us laughing through the apocalypse with his Netflix special, “End Times Fun.”
Ken Jennings Talks Buzzer Strategy, Marvel Movies, and Alex Trebek
February 10, 2020
Inside the packed mind of the “Jeopardy!” GOAT and Superman of trivia.
BenDeLaCreme Sounds Off On Joe Biden, Cher, and Herself
December 18, 2019
The “Drag Race” contestant would gladly lend any of her butt to anyone in the market for implants.
John Waters Weighs In On Lizzo, Tinder, and Santa Claus
December 4, 2019
We caught up with the infamous raconteur to ask his thoughts on a myriad display of semi-random topics, from Donald Trump to Disney+.
Brittany Howard is Listening to Rico Nasty, Nina Simone, and Blade Runner
October 16, 2019
Singer and lead of Alabama Shakes Brittany Howard crafts the ultimate throwback playlist for us through the best decades of music.
David Sedaris Talks Pretty on Hotel Rooms, Fleabag, and Hell
October 3, 2019
The author gets the final word on everything from funerals to glittery stickers.
David Marchese of The New York Times Magazine on Death, Diet Coke, and Wayne Gretzky
July 25, 2019
In conversation with the master of conversation.