Tag: In Conversation

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.

In Conversation: Holly Taylor of “The Americans” on Age, Deception, and Loyalty

Season five of FX’s Cold War drama has arrived at an…interesting…time in contemporary Russian/American relations. But some themes are universal.

In Conversation: Jessica Luther Talks Rape Culture in College Football

With the issue of rape and sexual assault having turned into an epidemic inside of collegiate football programs, Luther’s book, “Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape,” takes a complete look at the problem—and offers a playbook of solutions.

In Conversation: Sinkane on Positivity in the Age of Trump

Even with the new regime in power, the musical polymath is still feeling good.

In Conversation: Nikki Glaser on Trump, Catharsis, and Comedy

The stand-up comedian talks about the possibilities for comedy under the new administration ahead of her appearance at Riot LA.

In Conversation: Thomas Dolby Drops Science Like Galileo Dropped the Orange

After pop stardom, the “She Blinded Me with Science” singer set his sights on the intersection of music and technology.

In Conversation: “Loving” Composer David Wingo on Separating Inspiration and Imagination

Jeff Nichols is one of the most exciting directors working today, not just because of his own artistic vision, but also because of the people…

In Conversation: Director Justin Tipping Talks “Kicks”

In the Bay Area director’s debut, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April and is now getting a digital release, a pair of Jordans is worth more than its price tag.

In Conversation: Sérgio Dias of Os Mutantes Talks the Olympics, Brazilian Politics

The titan of Tropicália and psych rock has a few thoughts on the state of his home country.

In Conversation: With a Sullen Mind (and Free WiFi) Ryley Walker Cares for You

The Chicago folk-jazz guitarist talks the ups and downs of touring and how the city of Chicago influenced his new record, “Golden Sings That Have Been Sung.”

In Conversation: Avoiding Bangers Behind the Wheel with MSTRKRFT

Jesse F. Keeler and Alex Puodziukas turn their computers into punk rockers on their new record, “Operator.”

In Conversation: Author Steve Miller on Where the Juggalos Roam

In his new book “Juggalo,” Steve Miller grapples with what it means to be a fan of the most hated band in the world.

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