Interviews

Interviews with interesting people. Subscribe: RSS

Bringing Light to Black Metal: Interview with Filmmakers Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites

Filmmakers

“Until the Light Takes Us,” a new documentary by Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites, tells the origin story of Black Metal.

Also posted in Film Interviews, Side Shots Film Blog | Tagged | Leave a comment

Bright Lights, Big Cine: Interview with Bright Lights’ Editor Gary Morris

Bright Lights Film Journal, which offers some of the finest film writing out there, took the gamble and went virtual in 1996 after an on-off history in print.

Also posted in Film Interviews, Side Shots Film Blog | Tagged | Leave a comment

Lydia Millet

lydia millet

Lydia Millet is the author of six novels, most recently How the Dead Dream (2008), which was named a best book of the year by the L.A. Times. Her new collection of short stories is called Love in Infant Monkeys (2009). Her 2002 novel My Happy Life won the PEN-USA Award for Fiction, and Oh Pure and Radiant Heart (2005) was shortlisted for Britain’s Arthur C. Clarke Prize.

Also posted in Author Interviews | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Activist Artist: An Interview With Wendy Testu

Wendy's art

San Francisco-based artist and teacher Wendy Testu discusses her latest project: a labor of love that galvanizes one community around its social and environmental history.

Also posted in Artist Interviews, Visuals | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Random Truths About… Matthew Gray

Musician Matthew Gray performing

“I don’t know if music itself changes the way people live their lives, I think it’s the other way around.”

Also posted in Music, Music Interviews | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Major Jackson

Major Jackson

Major Jackson’s books of poetry include Hoops and Leaving Saturn. The latter was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. His work has appeared in such publications as the American Poetry Review, Boulevard, and The New Yorker.

Also posted in Author Interviews | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Random Truths About… Miranda Lee Richards

Miranda Lee Richards

“Music has the ability to inspire and elevate our moods. It also has the ability to make us feel "cool" or understood. That’s why a person’s taste in music so quickly defines them.”

Also posted in Music, Music Interviews | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Interview with Photographer William L. Wacker

Artist and wanderlust William Wacker shares images and impressions gathered during his recent tour of Asia, why he needs to catch up on vampire flicks and how, when it comes to art, it’s sometimes best to “shoot from the hip.”

Also posted in Artist Interviews, Visuals |Leave a comment

Interview: Choir of Young Believers

Choir of Young Believers

“I think total democracy in bands can sometimes be a bad thing musically.”

Also posted in Music Interviews | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Paul Krassner

Paul Krassner

Had he only published his gadfly magazine, The Realist, he would be worthy of high praise and attention, but Krassner continues to ply his subversion in books and other places.

Also posted in Author Interviews | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Never The Same Novel Twice: An Interview with Writer Tom Grimes

Tom Grimes

Tom Grimes is, for my money anyway, the greatest living underground novelist in America today.

Also posted in Author Interviews | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Rick Moody

rick moody

Rick Moody is one of the most celebrated American writers of his generation. His work includes four novels: Garden State, The Ice Storm, Purple America, and The Diviners, as well as three collections of short fiction, The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven, Demonology, and Right Livelihoods.

Also posted in Author Interviews | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Response

Joe Quirk

Joe Quirk

Have you ever asked yourself the deepest philosophical question that drives all introspection, which is: Why am I so neurotic and screwed up? Well, stop blaming your mother. It’s because you have three brains, and they have never once agreed on anything.

Also posted in Author Interviews | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tamim Ansary

West of Kabul was about how it feels to be part of this other culture. Destiny Disrupted is not so much about feeling. It’s more about trying to convey a whole different conceptual framework…”

Also posted in Author Interviews | Tagged | Leave a comment

Snowshoes and Hunters: An Interview with Midlake

Midlake

“I guess we got into more of this British folk thing and a ‘fair maiden’ thing as I call it, but I don’t think we really sound like these bands, though there is more than a hint of it on the new album.”

Also posted in Music Interviews | Tagged , , | Leave a comment