Tag: In Conversation
In Conversation: Steven Rogers Chose the Indie Route for “I, Tonya”
The screenwriter reflects on the messiness of truth and memory, and how he worked to build a story that encompassed everyone’s point of view.
In Conversation: Vicky Krieps on “Phantom Thread” and Feminine Strength
The actress stars in Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest and Raoul Peck’s “The Young Karl Marx”—both roles in which she plays wife to great men who need her much more than they realize.
In Conversation: The Decemberists’ Chris Funk on “Funk Plus One” and the Hidden Gems of American Music
When he’s not busy playing in one of the most beloved indie bands around, Chris Funk is looking for the stories that get to the core of what drives musicians.
In Conversation: Judah Friedlander Is a Person Talking
The famously behatted standup took on Trump and made a Netflix comedy special his own way.
In Conversation: Alec Ounsworth of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Talks “Some Loud Thunder,” Ten Years Later
The experimental-indie-rock maestro has a special place in his heart for the band’s sophomore album, even if its initial success was subdued by a well-received debut record and music critic snobbery.
In Conversation: Paul Major on Pre-Internet Record Collecting, Outsider Lounge Music, and Dodging Needles
One of the world’s preeminent record collectors talks shop on the occasion of his new comp for Mexican Summer/Anthology, “Feel the Music Vol. 1.”
In Conversation: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith on the Beauty of Hayao Miyazaki
The composer and synthesist dives into the visually rich world of the greatest anime filmmaker of all time.
In Conversation: A. Savage of Parquet Courts on Introspection and Words that Rhyme with Eyes
With an art exhibit and a debut solo album to offer, the ever-busy lyricist and visual artist opens up on his creative process with expected verbosity and frankness.
In Conversation: Sarah Adina Smith on Motels, Beautiful Accidents, and “Room 104”
The celebrated indie auteur looks to make her mark in television on Mark and Jay Duplass’s HBO anthology series.
In Conversation: Terry and Gyan Riley Talk Desert Daze, LSD, and Familial Communication Through Music
The architect of modernist music and his classically trained son take their playful improvisation to Joshua Tree.
In Conversation: Ted Leo Is Building a Home
Having formally stepped away from the Pharmacists for the first time in his career, Leo is taking a new approach at this whole rock star thing.
In Conversation: With “Mellow Waves,” Cornelius Crashes on American Shores Again
It took eleven years, but the Japanese songwriter has returned.
In Conversation: Ice Cube Is Still Steady Mobbin’
Twenty-five years after he released one of the most controversial records in hip-hop history, the LA rapper-turned–family man has regrets—but not many.
In Conversation: Algiers Expose “The Underside of Power”
Class warfare, civil rights, Donald Trump: That’s not the whole story.
In Conversation: Kevin Morby Reflects on City Life and the Joys of Solitude
The well-traveled musician seeks a quiet place to reflect on his old life as a city dweller.
In Conversation: Forest Swords Finds the Barest Way to Beauty
The British producer and sound collagist talks about opening himself to collaboration and simplifying his sound on his latest—and best—album, “Compassion.”
In Conversation: Tom Perrotta Finishes “The Leftovers”
Halfway through the show’s final season, the HBO show’s co-creator reflects on what it all means.
In Conversation: Hari Kunzru Talks “White Tears,” Cultural Appropriation, and Record Collecting
Some questions are more complicated than they seem.