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In Conversation: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“I want to tell the truth. That’s where my storytelling comes from. My feminism comes from somewhere else: acute dissatisfaction.”

By Mamadi Doumbouya for Vulture and David Marchese

In Conversation: David Lynch

“People are detectives and we have life to find clues about in the same way we would with a piece of cinema.”

By David Marchese and Sandro

In Conversation: Jeff Goldblum

“People write Jeff Goldblum-y parts and they want me to do them and that’s fine. I think I can even do a better version of it.”

By David Marchese

In Conversation: Conan O’Brien

“I’m the last man with a pompadour. Don’t I get comedy points for that?”

By Bobby Doherty and David Marchese

In Conversation: Johnny Knoxville

“I love what I do, but at some point I’m not gonna be able to do it anymore,” he says. “When that time comes I want it to be my choice.”

By Ryan Pfluger/Vulture and David Marchese

In Conversation: Bill Burr

“I’m literally doing a job that is the silliest job other than dressing up like a clown. Why would you put any weight to anything I’m saying?”

By Ramona Rosales/Vulture and David Marchese

In Conversation: Dave Matthews

“I do still think I’m going to wake up one morning,” he says. “And everyone is going to be like, ‘We were wrong about you.’”

By Bobby Doherty and David Marchese

In Conversation: Seth Rogen

“I’ve started reading more about drugs,” he says. “It has made me think, Man, I did a lot of shrooms when I was 13 years old.”

By David Marchese

In Conversation: Isabella Rossellini

“I knew I was not an ideal woman,” she says. “But I suggested something that allowed people to complete their fantasies.”

By Brigitte Lacombe and David Marchese

In Conversation: Mike D

Thirty-seven years later, he can say, with a smile, “I learned a lot of things in the Beastie Boys — including how to appreciate a good time.”

By David Marchese

In Conversation: Julian Casablancas

He became famous for embodying classic rock-and-roll nonchalance. These days he’s more interested in showing how deeply he’s engaged.

By David Marchese

In Conversation: Martin Short

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.

By David Marchese

In Conversation: Quincy Jones

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.

By Art Streiber / AUGUST and David Marchese

In Conversation: Bernadette Peters

“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.”

By David Marchese

In Conversation: Terry Gross

“If you’re willing,” says the Fresh Air host, “you can get an interview to a pretty real emotional place.”

By David Marchese

In Conversation: Eminem

“I’m not worried about whether people like what I say politically,” he says. “I just want to know they’re listening.”

By David Marchese

Tori Amos, In Conversation

The singer-songwriter on how the music industry silences women, what men need to learn about harassment, and a career spent fighting.

By David Marchese

In Conversation: Miles Teller

The actor on Thank You For Your Service, superhero franchises, and being likable (or not).

By David Marchese