Dylan Balliett Wants to Introduce You to His Dylan-Guys
The illustrator and comic book artist walks us through his vision of a world that’s both musical and anti-Seussical.
The Line and Sight of Dawoud Bey
A conversation on Polaroids, trust, and the humanity of all people with the groundbreaking photographer.
In Conversation: Neil Hamburger Is Giving the Vocal Performance of His Life
Gregg Turkington on the intersection of punk rock and easy listening and bringing absurdist sincerity to the masses.
Wallace Richard Mills’ Memos of Repetition
Tequila, art, and what it all means, man.
Spirits, Dead Kids, and Things That Go Bump in Edward Gorey’s Night
On the artist’s elegant-goth style, his wide-ranging influence, and his non-existent love life.
Roy Wood Jr. Is Writing Jokes for Everyone
The “Daily Show” correspondent has been touring the country and telling political jokes—but not just for “Daily Show” crowds.
A Visit to Wayne Kramer’s America
Fifty years after the MC5 played the Democratic National Convention, hoping to jumpstart a new era, things don’t look much different in the USA. But Wayne Kramer knows that it’s still on us—and him—to change.
Colluding with Rob Rogers and Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass
Our FLOOD 9 cover conversation between ex–Pittsburgh Post-Gazette political cartoonist and an irreverent rock duo.
In Conversation: Michael Azerrad on How Breaking Laws Makes for Better Music Journalism
The “Our Band Could Be Your Life” writer has a new book, “Rock Critic Law,” which lays out 101 of the tropes that lazy music writers can’t seem to help but fall back on over and over. But he isn’t mad—he’s just trying to make writers better.
Mad Mike’s Guide to Glamping Your Van
The “Pimp My Ride” vet is here to show you how to make the most of your music festival road trip.
Jessie and Katey’s Art of Noise
Inside the world of the Lollapalooza poster artists.
A Visit to Tónandi, Sigur Rós’s Virtual World Built on Billion-Dollar Technology
Via the natural collaboration of an LA-based startup and…an iconic Icelandic art-rock band (??), you can now add a surreal layer to the real world.
Todd McFarlane Is Bored with Origin Stories
The comics legend talks the future of the medium, twenty-five years of “Spawn,” and creating an upcoming film with the producers of “Get Out.”
Situating the In-Joke Canvases of Morgan Blair
Between the dregs of Craigslist’s free-stuff listings and “Seinfeld”‘s most obscure moments, there’s always something familiar in the imagery of the NYC-based artist’s work.
Crossing Through the Fire with Sean Penn
The two-time Oscar-winner chats about leaving Hollywood, entering the writing industry, and his debut novel, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.”
Parents, Assimilation, and BET: Jimmy O. Yang Wrote the Book on It
The stand-up comedian and “Silicon Valley” actor discusses his new memoir “How to American” and the life lessons and empathetic tone behind it.
Soul Food: A Meeting on the Fringe with Roy Choi and Portugal. The Man
On a rainy day in Watts, Los Angeles, John Gourley and Zach Carothers of Portugal. The Man joined their friend Roy Choi at his restaurant LocoL for a bite to eat—and made plans to save the world.
Is Everything Awesome? A Philosophical Inquiry with Nick Riggle
The author and philosopher (and former professional inline skater) tells us what it is to be awesome, and how to live with the power of awesomeness inside you.