Culture Interviews

Lili Taylor and Janeane Garofalo
The Gen-X icons on their career trajectories, returning to their 20s, and costarring in Marvin's Room on Broadway.
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Paula Vogel: The Myth of Angry Feminism
How a desire to change the world comes from a place of love, not rage.
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Never Before with Janet Mock: Kris Jenner
This week's guest is Kris Jenner.
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Chris Kraus: Beyond "I Love Dick"
The I Love Dick writer talks about her new biography of Kathy Acker and more.
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Never Before with Janet Mock: Crissle West
This week's guest is The Read's Crissle West.
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The B-Girls: The Greatest Band That Never Was
The B-Girls opened for The Clash, and counted Debbie Harry as a fan — so how come they didn't make it?
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Lorraine O'Grady: From Bureaucrat to Rock Critic to World-Renowned Artist
An interview with the category-defying artist and writer.
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Music Monday: Briana Marela on the Many Truths of Love
The singer-songwriter opens up about her new record Call It Love. Plus, we premiere the song "Feel What I Feel."
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The Lenny Imprint's Jenny Zhang Is on a Weird Journey All Her Own
Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner, and author Jenny Zhang on Sour Heart, the debut book on the Lenny imprint.
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Music Monday: This Is the Kit Is Redefining Folk Music
An interview with Kate Stables, the Paris-based folk musician, on her band's latest and most spacious album.
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Shakina Nayfack on the Radical Act of Being a Trans Woman in Love
The Difficult People actress on her groundbreaking role, shaving her head, and subversive assimilation.
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When Lena Dunham Met Patsy and Eddy
Lena Dunham interviews Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, the heroines of Absolutely Fabulous.
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This Documentary Tells the Untold, Unjust Story of Would-Be Honor Killing Victims
The Jordanian-Spanish filmmaker Widad Shafakoj opens up about the marginalized women who inspired her film If You Meant to Kill Me.
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Music Monday: Hear Amy Shark's Addicting New Remix
An interview with the Australian singer-songwriter Amy Shark. Plus, we premiere a remix of her hit song "Adore."
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Music Monday: Offa Rex Writes a Love Letter to the Most Beloved Folk Records
An interview with singer-songwriter Olivia Chaney of Offa Rex, her latest collaboration with indie-rock band the Decemberists. Plus, we...
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Oprah's Casting Director Takes Us Behind the Scenes
An interview with casting director Kim Coleman.
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This Artist Uses Antidepressants, Dried Shrimp, and Fried Flowers in Her Work
The artist Anicka Yi discusses the themes of identity and intolerance that permeate her latest work.
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Umm's Stef Drootin: From DIY Punk to Touring with Kids
Plus! We premiere a new song from their forthcoming album Double Worshipper.
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Scorsese's Protégée and Her Daughter Are the Freest Women in Hollywood
A trailblazing mother-daughter duo on what it takes to triumph over sexism in Hollywood.
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John Waters: "I Love Women Who Hate Men and Hate Men Who Hate Women"
The universally beloved director loves women, hates Mike Pence, and wants us all to be Valerie Solanas.
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