Hasan Altaf: Making MartyrsApril 2014
Why the book I Am Malala is too simple an answer, the narrator too quick a martyr and the narrative too slyly an ode.
Aditi Sriram: Heather Rounds is Over ‘There’December 2013
Part essay, part interview, part author, part reader, part ‘she,’ part The Man of Small Vital Facts.
Libya’s Reluctant SpokesmanOctober 2011
On the occasion of his second novel, Libyan author Hisham Matar discusses the effect of totalitarianism on personal lives, what makes the novel a great art form, and the Arab Spring.
The author Amitav Ghosh discusses the link between anthropology and writing, The New Yorker’s edit of his essay on the Iraq war, and John Updike’s worst book.
Fear and Framing in KashmirMay 2011
The filmmaker Tariq Tapa on growing up Jewish and Muslim in New York, saying the unsayable, and the future of horror films.
The Other Face of SilenceMay 2011
The award-winning Palestinian director on his latest and most personal film, Israel’s moral army, and the power of silence.
On the Fly: Robert ReichApril 2011
The former Secretary of Labor on the Great Recession, class warfare, and why President Obama must challenge right-wing distortions with a counter-narrative.