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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 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

John Cleese, In Conversation

“Why should we sacrifice laughter to the cause of politically correctness if that laughter isn’t rooted in nastiness?”

By David Marchese

In Conversation: James Murphy

The LCD Soundsystem front man on music’s progress, his band’s return, and the moment of spite behind its famous farewell concert.

By David Marchese

In Conversation With Colson Whitehead

The author of The Underground Railroad on Oprah’s endorsement, avoiding clichés of the "Southern Novel of Black Misery," and whether maturity means never having to be funny again.

By Boris Kachka

In Conversation: John Oliver

The Last Week Tonight host has found himself in the curious, and enviable, position of hosting a satirical news show that frequently makes news.

By David Marchese

In Conversation: Cuba Gooding Jr.

"I just got out of actor jail of doing ten years of direct-to-video movies … I'm starving. I'm hungry again."

By E. Alex Jung