Bending Toward Justice: A Conversation with Simon Tam
David Breithaupt interviews musician and activist Simon Tam.
Life in the Holding Pen: A Conversation with Ryan Chapman
David Breithaupt speaks to Ryan Chapman, author of “Riots I Have Known.”
Life After Noir: A Conversation with Duke Haney
David Breithaupt debriefs Duke Haney, author of “Death Valley Superstars: Occasionally Fatal Adventures in Filmland.”
The Torturous Stress of Chess: An Interview with Brin-Jonathan Butler
Brin-Jonathan Butler on the glory and madness of championship-level chess.
Darkness in Daylight
The author of a global history of concentration camps on the dehumanization rhetoric in the United States.
My Small America: An Interview with Hanif Abdurraqib
On aging rappers, Confederate statues, baseball logos, and surviving Donald Trump.
Hell Is Truth Seen Too Late
David Breithaupt reviews D. Foy’s new novel, “Patricide.”
Dystopia Rising: A Conversation with Michael Tolkin
David Breithaupt interviews Michael Tolkin about his novel “NK3.”
The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs: An Interview with Johann Hari
WHAT COMES TO MIND when you hear the phrase, “the war on drugs”? Is it the image of Nancy Reagan enjoining
Old Guys Have More Fun
Jerry Stahl on fatherhood, his literary career, toxicity in everyday life, and what the odds might be for survival.
The Hurt Business
Brin-Jonathan Butler talks about Mike Tyson, Hemingway, the hurt business, and Cuba's next revolution.
Got It While She Could
"We can safely say that Janis has inspired many young women of her generation, and later ones too, to get out there and give it everything they’ve got."
The Laurel Canyon Story
"Los Angeles is, in my humble opinion, the origin point of some of America’s greatest fiction, past and present."
Who Are We? Where Did We Come From? Where Are We Going?
JONATHAN CARROLL IS a stand-alone literary magician whose closest relatives might be Mikhail Bulgakov or Gerard de Nerval. His latest book,
Three Questions for Amy Bloom
For a therapist, the training is to keep your eyes open and your mouth shut, which is excellent training for a novelist as well.
Dancing with the Con
An interview with Walter Kirn, author of "Blood Will Out"
Medication Nation: Jerry Stahl and his new novel, "Happy Mutant Baby Pills"
Jerry Stahl and the drugs that make us who we are, for better and mostly for worse.
Living It Up at the Death Café: An Interview with Lizzy Miles
Triptych image: Maureen Selwood, "Ravens," 2013 I WASN'T SURE WHAT to expect. It was my first Death Café and the