POLITICS

VOICE NOTES

“I’m Mental”: Live From Crackhead Barney’s Unhinged Presidential Debate

June 28, 2024

Downtown, the performance artist hosted an off-the-rails live version of the presidential debate, so we stopped by to hear from the candidates—or their alter egos.

SMOKE BREAK

We Chainsmoked With Fashion Icon Michèle Lamy at the Queendom Screening

June 27, 2024

In this edition of Smoke Break, we caught the fashion legend after a screening of “Queendom,” a new documentary by director Agniia Galdanova.

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Environmental Activist Isra Hirsi Shows Us Around Minneapolis

February 16, 2024

The Barnard student, environmental activist, and daughter of Representative Ilhan Omar shows us the spots that made her.

DIRECTOR

Saeed Taji Farouky on Cultural Boycotts and Cinema as Resistance

December 21, 2023

“Once you take to the streets, it’s a much bigger threat.”

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The Directors of The Stroll on Jerry Springer and Documenting Sex Work

August 4, 2023

“It was like, ‘Whatever, they’re going to see some trans titties today.'”

POLITICS

Meet Zak Malamed, the Millennial Looking to Unseat George Santos

June 28, 2023

“Last year when George Santos won the seat, I had some neighbors and community leaders call me up and say, ‘Zak, it’s time to put up or shut up.'”

POWER

Gen Z Congressman Maxwell Frost Is Demystifying the Political Game

February 17, 2023

The 26-year old politician tells fellow Florida activist Brandon Wolf about his vision for generational change.

ON AIR

Brian Lehrer Points the Mic at Brooke Gladstone

November 23, 2022

“Who starts when you have two interviewers in the same interview?”

ELECTION DAY

“I’m Very Angry”: New Yorkers Say What Drove Them to the Polls

November 9, 2022

“After Roe vs. Wade was overturned in June, I am worried that Republicans will limit access to reproductive healthcare in historically blue states.”

REVOLUTION

“What’s Happening in Iran is Not a Local Story”: Meet Filmmaker Mahyad Tousi

October 21, 2022

The conflict zone documentarian talks to Interview about the protests in Iran and his new film “Remote,” a solarpunk fantasy co-directed by Mika Rottenberg.

AMERICAN DREAM

Gary Indiana on the False Promise of the American Dream

September 14, 2022

The irascible writer and critic pens an essay for our September issue.

RORSCHACH TEST

Steve Kornacki on Vibe Shifts, Anxiety, and Democracy

September 12, 2022

When the fate of the country hangs in the balance, MSNBC’s data king is our go-to guy. Here, he reacts to a bunch of topics chosen at semi-random.

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Chris Smalls and Steven Donziger Aren’t Afraid of Amazon

May 24, 2022

The activist spoke to the environmental lawyer about fighting intimidation tactics with integrity.