‘Life Itself Was Following Some Conventions’: An Interview with Mia Hansen-Løve

Talking to the director and co-writer of Eden about authenticity in portraying electronic music on film, refusing to moralize about partying, and the masterpiece that is Showgirls.

Dinner For One

When you grow up eating alone, sometimes a terrible dinner is all you can ask for.

A Warrior Woman’s Work

Furiosa isn’t history’s first female fighter, but she is the latest to remind us that women’s place is everywhere.

Alanis in Chains

The pressured pop career that led to Jagged Little Pill, which turns 20 years old today.

Game of Thrones, Season 5, Episode 9: Gazing Longingly Into the Abyss

A weekly conversation between an avid Game of Thrones fan, and someone who has actively avoided it until now.

Punk-Rock Comedy in a Late-Night Suit

In praise of David Letterman, the preeminent establishment-backed comedy revolutionary, on the day of his final show.

The Heartbreak Kids

A scientific exploration of teenage devastation.

That Home Feeling

Giving voice to alienation belies the myth of multiculturalism and creates a true Canadian narrative.

‘Camp Is Such An Interesting Space For Failure’: An Interview with Jordan Tannahill

We talk to the theatre artist and author of Theatre of the Unimpressed: In Search of Vital Drama about working with non-professional actors, failure, and the terrible persistence of blackface.

Flamboyance and Ruin: On the Mountain Goats’ ‘Beat the Champ’

John Darnielle has always been sensitive to people living in various states of collapse; in hindsight, a Mountain Goats album about wrestlers might have been inevitable.