Richard Burbridge

Artist Borna Sammak is ready to start over

September 15, 2017

At a crossroads in his career, the typically prolific artist takes a minute to plot his next moveā€”and fire off a few tweets.

Does George Saunders deserve his spot on the Man Booker shortlist?

September 13, 2017

Is this the Leonardo-DiCaprio-gets-an-Oscar moment of George Saunders’s career?

Michael Moore

July 21, 2017

In his scrappy documentaries, the Oscar-winning rabble-rouser has gone up against everything from big corporations to the American health care system, and yet he’s always had his eye on a significantly bigger soapbox. Buckle up, Broadway.

Kiki Smith

July 17, 2017

The American artist has made a career out of brave, visceral, and squirm-inducing poetry that tests the limits of the human body in all of its saintliest and sickliest forms.

Mary Gaitskill

April 3, 2017

One of our most original fiction writers turns her wit and wisdom toward the real world, right when we need it most.

George Saunders

February 15, 2017

One of America’s pioneering fiction writers proves that the novel—in this case, his first—can be a radical transmitter and still an optimistic one.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

November 1, 2016

An astrophysicist for the people, Dr. Tyson uses popular culture to bring out the science geek in all of us.

Kenneth Lonergan

October 31, 2016

The writer, director, and master of the cinematic gut punch talks real fisticuffs and the enduring mystery of adolescence.

Trevante Rhodes

October 26, 2016

New York is blowing Trevante Rhodes’s mind.

Zoe Leonard

September 13, 2016

The New York artist and activist brings the whole world into her studio.

John Waters

November 26, 2008

The interview that follows takes place in John Waters’s apartment in New York the day after a press preview for Cry-Baby, the Broadway musical based on the 1990 Waters film that launched the movie career of Johnny Depp.