Syria in its Own ImageGrace Bello interviews Mohammad Ali Atassi
The documentarian and journalist on the nation’s portrayal in the global media, the power of emergency cinema, and the role of the intellectual in revolution.
Mitigating the SilenceAisha Sabatini Sloan interviews Kwame Dawes
The author couldn’t find a single press in the world devoted to publishing African poetry. So he created one.
We Contain MultitudesAndrew Rose interviews Thomas Page McBee
The trans author and journalist on masculinity and male privilege, writing about the body, and crafting new narratives about gender identities.
Just to Tell the TruthRebecca Chao interviews Anya Schiffrin
The journalist and teacher on a century of muckrakers, the pleasures and perils of reporting, and the golden age of investigative journalism.
Inhabiting LanguageAnita Sethi interviews Jaume Cabré
The award-winning Catalan writer on political attempts to repress his native language, inventing stories to tell the truth, and the powers and pitfalls of memory.
The Hollywood Blacklist, RevisitedColin Beckett interviews Thom Andersen
The filmmaker and scholar on the radical legacy of American Communist film.
God’s Creation Is Running a FeverAnn Neumann interviews Katharine Hayhoe
Religion in America: The climate scientist on denialism and why her evangelical faith demands action.
Whole Self MovementBrook Wilensky-Lanford interviews Rabbi Becky Silverstein
Religion in America: The transgender rabbi on religious rituals, gender fluidity, and the language of LGBTQ inclusion.
What We Are Now, You Shall BeMeara Sharma interviews Gadadhara Pandit Dasa
Religion in America: The Hare Krishna monk on cultural stereotypes, teaching faith through food, and America’s obsession with yoga.
The Only Choices You HaveKima Jones interviews Darryl Pinckney
The longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books on the history of racial justice from World War I to Ferguson.
The Everyday ExtraordinaryParul Kapur Hinzen interviews Kevin Young
The poet and curator on expanding autobiography, the importance of elegy, and the centrality of blues to experience.
Blackness as the Second PersonMeara Sharma interviews Claudia Rankine
The National Book Award finalist on chronicling everyday racism, the violence inherent in language, and the continuum from Rodney King to Michael Brown.
Humane EndeavorGrace Bello interviews Atul Gawande
The surgeon and public health journalist on the gaps in healthcare policy, the sharp elbows of politics, and dignity in end-of-life care.
Salvaged CrossingsLauren K. Alleyne interviews Gaiutra Bahadur
Unearthing the stories of “coolie women”—early-twentieth-century indentured laborers shipped from India to work on sugar plantations across the colonial world.
Violently WroughtKaitlyn Greenidge interviews Marlon James
The author of A Brief History of Seven Killings on Bob Marley, writing terror explicitly, and why sloppiness serves good storytelling.
Verses of Love and WarYaffa Fredrick interviews Eliza Griswold
The writer on the faces of violence in conflict zones, and why poetry offers a form of liberation that journalism cannot.
The Arc of PossibilityJason Q. Ng interviews Evan Osnos
The longtime Beijing correspondent on the roots of dissent in Hong Kong, China’s “Me” generation, and the precarious expansion of Chinese civil society.
We Wear the MaskGrace Bello interviews Jess Row
The writer on coming of age in dichotomous Baltimore and being warned against writing about race.
Hippocratic BloatGrace Bello interviews Shannon Brownlee and Dr. Vikas Saini
American Empires: A journalist and a cardiologist discuss healthcare gone haywire and how Americans are medicating themselves to death.
Divine AcquisitionMeara Sharma interviews Anthony Pinn
American Empires: The scholar of African-American religion on black megachurches and the marketability of the American Dream.
Pull Back to RevealHenry Peck interviews Ben Wizner
American Empires: The privacy advocate and legal advisor to Edward Snowden on today’s surveillance empire.
Back to SchoolNika Knight interviews Diane Ravitch
The former assistant secretary of education grapples with the school-reform movement and the systemic issues that plague American education.
How Does It End?David Burr Gerrard interviews Scott Cheshire
The debut novelist and former Jehovah’s Witness on being a child preacher, leaving the church, and the safety of a good book.
A Tripartite DramaMaurice Chammah interviews Lawrence Wright
The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer mines the ongoing resonance of the Camp David Accords, on stage and on the page.
Fiery AppetitesDwyer Murphy interviews Merritt Tierce
The novelist and reproductive rights advocate on motherhood, sex, and the sensuality of restaurant life.
Grays in the Emerald CityHenry Peck interviews Elliott Colla
As Iraq faces a new crisis, the novel Baghdad Central explores the freighted “moment of ambiguity” a decade earlier.
Night VisionGeoff Mak interviews Karen Russell
The acclaimed novelist on the secrets, dreams, and myths that fuel her storytelling.
Documenting ProximityAditi Sriram interviews Anjan Sundaram
A mathematician destined for a plum job in finance drops everything to become a freelance journalist in war-torn Congo.
Felt Not KnownMeara Sharma interviews Evie Wyld
The novelist on mythic creatures, horror stories, and sensory maladies.
Lyrical ImpulseNaima Coster interviews Stacey D'Erasmo
The author on crafting new sounds, creating female characters, and portraying sex in literature.