Mallory Ortberg, satirist and co-founder of The Toast, talks humour, femslash, and her conflicting soft spot for Ayn Rand ahead of New Zealand Festival Writers Week.
Jake Gyllenhaal on Everest, family, boxing, and Lou Bloom’s connection with Donnie Darko.
TV on the Radio, Ruben Guthrie, and Vivid Lights were among Sydney’s cultural highlights in June.
The Auckland Writers Festival refracted through a dialogue with Haruki Murakami interviewer John Freeman.
The Daily Show host on condescending to young people, leather, absurd comedy, and directing Rosewater.
An encounter with Keira Knightley at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Alan Gilbert, Simon Rattle, and Rokia Traoré were among New York City’s cultural highlights in autumn 2014.
A few stray questions with Jemaine Clement. Plus, a Toronto International Film Festival top five.
A catch up with film culture tsar Adrian Wootton, back at the Melbourne International Film Festival to talk Humphrey Bogart, Patricia Highsmith, John le Carré, and Katharine Hepburn.
An interview with Joe Swanberg, down under at the Melbourne International Film Festival for his latest film, Happy Christmas.
Cinema’s preeminent documentary filmmaker on his two latest triumphs, At Berkeley and National Gallery.
Chewing the fat with Gary Shteyngart at the Sydney Writers’ Festival, plus some highlights from Vivid Sydney’s opening week.
A conversation on gun control in America, perceiving truth as a filmmaker, and the life and legacy of Roger Ebert with esteemed documentarian Steve James.
At 77, the iconic country musician and actor is still struggling for a better America. Plus, a Steve Earle review.
A muscular discussion with hilarious writer/satirist Gary Shteyngart.
An interview with legendary rapper The Tuna, aka Chali 2na, aka Jurassic 5’s Charles Stewart.
An interview with passionate American actor Denis O’Hare, seen recently on stage in An Iliad, and on screen in Dallas Buyers Club.
A dialogue with Neko Case, one of today’s great singer-songwriters.
Marc Labrèche, star of Needles and Opium, on addiction, Miles Davis, Robert Lepage’s humour, and the problem with Paris.
Directors Joel and Ethan Coen share thoughts on Inside Llewyn Davis at the 51st New York Film Festival.