The Lenny Interview

Diana Athill: Write. Don't Marry. Live Forever.
An interview with acclaimed writer and editor Diana Athill shortly after her 99th birthday.

Team Lenny in conversation with the people who inspire us most.

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Bringing Black Lives Matter to the Stage
An interview with the actress and mass-incarceration activist.
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The World of Accessories Icon Anya Hindmarch
"Fire yourself every night and come back the next day as your successor."
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Jill Abramson Is a Pushy Broad
Lena Dunham talks to former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson about getting fired, supporting young journalists, and the sign...
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The Soul Science of Shirley MacLaine
The Soul Science of Shirley MacLaine
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The Fight is Female
The women leading the charge against Trump.
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The Woman Searching for a New Universe
An interview with planetary scientist Sara Seager.
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The Law Professor Fighting for Rape Victims at Stanford and Beyond
An interview with Michele Dauber, who is trying to get the judge behind the Brock Turner case recalled.
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The Lenny Interview: Joi McMillon
The Moonlight editor on #Oscarssowhite, how she discovered film editing, and how she got her start editing reality TV.
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"Lifeline, bloodline, cut off. For what?"
An interview with Adrienne Hood about her son, Henry "Bub" Green V, who was killed by police in Columbus, Ohio.
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The Lenny Interview: Pat Cleveland
The legendary supermodel on dancing down the runway, fighting racism in the fashion industry, and staying in the '70s.
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What the Human Spirit Can Endure
An interview with Melissa Fleming, chief spokesperson of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, about Trump's "Muslim ban."
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Is Shunning Ever Useful?
An interview with the writer, theorist, and activist Sarah Schulman.
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The All-American Menstrual Hut
Lena Dunham and the memoirist Mary Karr talk bullying, Jesus, and bra technology.
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The Director Reinventing Female Freedom
An interview with Mia Hansen-Løve.
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A Black Art Love Story
An interview with Elizabeth Alexander about her memoir The Light of the World.
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Water Is Life: Four Months at Standing Rock
Eryn Wise, the communications director for the International Indigenous Youth Council, describes her experience.
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The Lenny Interview: Carolee Schneemann
The iconic feminist artist on nudity and narcissism.
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The Lenny Interview: Elvira
Gillian Jacobs talks to the original Mistress of the Dark.
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The Lenny Interview: Zadie Smith
Lena Dunham and Zadie Smith have an email correspondence about success, male versus female anxiety, and all the feels.
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