“I’m not comfortable with life on Earth. This life here feels really harsh and painful. It has felt like torture here a lot of the time.”
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.
The author of The Seven Good Years on peace versus compromise, Hebrew Book Week, and how writing fiction is like dreaming.
Talking with the author of Loving Day and Pym about telling realistic ghost stories, the upside of illegal downloading, and the surprisingly radical idea that writing should be entertaining.
Talking with the Megahex author about reckoning with gender confusion, the influence of bad sitcoms, and the surprisingly popularity of his work in gay-unfriendly Russia.
Talking to the editor of Videogames For Humans about why mainstream games are bad at sex, how traditional narrative structures fail women, and the weird thrill of dictatorial power.
Talking to the author of The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic about Riot Grrrl, how kids change your taste, and getting permission to be a critic.
The author of The Jaguar’s Children speaks with his long-time editor about his new novel, moving from nonfiction to fiction, and the intimacy of the author-editor relationship.
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.
Talking with the filmmaker behind Clouds of Sils Maria about meta-relationships between his movies, unconscious influences, and the beauty of acting.
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