The Author Elizabeth McCracken on Puppets and the Sea
October 20, 2021
The National Book Award longlisted author sits down for a conversation about her new short story collection, “The Souvenir Museum.”
The Writer and Cultural Critic Zeba Blay is Putting Her Shadows on the Page
October 19, 2021
The writer and cultural critic discusses her new essay collection, “Carefree Black Girls,” chain smoking, and why she loves a good Voice Memo.
Alina Baraz on Folding Napkins and Marrying Her Fans
October 12, 2021
To mark the release of her latest EP “Sunbeam,” the R&B sensation fields some questions from the writings of our very own Andy Warhol.
The Vigorous Vulnerability of Robert Jones, Jr.’s Debut Novel The Prophets
October 5, 2021
“I believed that if I wrote about this, I could give voice to the Black queer and trans people who have been erased, overlooked, or ignored.”
Nas and Mary J. Blige Reminisce About What Went Down At Club MJB
September 30, 2021
“Every time I go on tour with somebody it’s a nightmare. They always want to be first. But with you, it was perfect.”
Inside Phoebe Robinson’s ASMR- And Diet Coke-Fueled Writing Process
September 28, 2021
“Please, for the love of Michelle Obama’s arms, have a unique way of presenting your ideas.”
The NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony’s New Memoir Is Brought to You by Wine and Cigars
September 15, 2021
The ten-time NBA All-Star peels back the layers of his new memoir “Where Tomorrows Aren’t Promised.”
Inside Marlowe Granados’ Glitzy Debut Novel, Happy Hour
September 7, 2021
“Writers should really live, but in all directions.”
The Debut Author Jo Hamya Writes as Little as Possible
August 31, 2021
I smoke copiously while I write. To my chagrin. I drink copiously when I’m not writing. To my chagrin.
John Edmonds and the Complex Role of the African Art Object
August 30, 2021
The Brooklyn-based artist juxtaposes contemporary subjects with historic artifacts in his current exhibition, “A Sidelong Glance.”
Dvsn and Ty Dolla $ign Conceived Their New Album on a Miami Yacht
August 25, 2021
“We sound mad boujee right now.”
How Home Depot Made Jasmine Mans a Better Writer
August 24, 2021
The “Black Girl, Call Home” author takes us beyond the blank page and into her process.
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Isaiah Rashad Can’t Stop Playing Himself
August 20, 2021
On the occasion of his new album, “The House Is Burning,” the enigmatic rapper gives us the lowdown on his music library.
“Writing Can Be a Spell”: Nichole Perkins on Total Literary Immersion
August 17, 2021
“My advice: adopt a cat and name it after a Greek muse.”
Clint Ramos Conjures Mid Century America in the New Film Respect
August 16, 2021
The costume designer delves into the process of crafting looks worthy of “The Queen of Soul.”
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Kevin Holliday on OMNI, Dinner with Beethoven, and the Joys of Being Anti-Pop
August 11, 2021
“So much of making art is really just the art of disguising your sources.”
“I Think the Best Writing Destroys the World”: Da’Shaun L. Harrison Breaks Down Their Creative Practice
August 10, 2021
The “Belly of the Beast” author takes us beyond the blank page and into their process.
The Black-ish Hairstylists on Pandemic Looks, Emmy Nominations, and Lil Nas X
August 9, 2021
Nena Ross and Stacey Morris sit down for a chat about all things hair.
Allen Iverson and Al Harrington on the Transformative Power of Cannabis
August 4, 2021
The former NBA stars trade wild stories about the first times they got high and discuss marijuana’s potential to uplift their communities.
Melissa Broder Likes to Write at Funerals
August 3, 2021
The “Milk Fed” and “Superdoom” author takes us beyond the blank page and into her process.