He became famous for embodying classic rock-and-roll nonchalance. These days he’s more interested in showing how deeply he’s engaged.
Short talks about his life and career less as a series of wins and losses and more as simply a (very funny) flow of experiences.
Currently in the midst of an extended victory lap ahead of his turning 85 in March, the music legend talks like he has nothing to lose.
“I never think about things like legacy,” says the Broadway legend. “I don’t think that’s how you should think about what you do.”
“You can’t roll a joint on the cover of a digital download.”
After a sudden and not entirely welcome rise to fame, the comedian has found his place with the deliciously absurd quasi-sitcom Baskets.
“If you’re willing,” says the Fresh Air host, “you can get an interview to a pretty real emotional place.”
“I’m not worried about whether people like what I say politically,” he says. “I just want to know they’re listening.”
Sonny Rollins on having to stop playing his saxophone, his legacy, and the state of jazz today.
Soul Train Awards host Erykah Badu explains why the show matters to her, and recalls her controversial Iggy Azalea joke.
Tom Green on working with President Trump and why Freddy Got Fingered was more successful than people think.
The singer-songwriter on how the music industry silences women, what men need to learn about harassment, and a career spent fighting.
“I go to bed worried, and I wake up worried, and I honestly don’t know if things are going to be okay.”
The actor on Thank You For Your Service, superhero franchises, and being likable (or not).
Author Joe Hagan discusses his new book about Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner.
The comedian on her new show, breaking taboos, and the problem with being dirty.
A Hollywood executive with expertise in the Chinese market outlines what works — and what doesn’t — in scripts that appeal overseas.
Arcade Fire front man Win Butler responds to critics of the band’s fake-news rollout for Everything Now.
“Why should we sacrifice laughter to the cause of politically correctness if that laughter isn’t rooted in nastiness?”
The LCD Soundsystem front man on music’s progress, his band’s return, and the moment of spite behind its famous farewell concert.
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