The myths of an inhospitable land. Imposter Syndrome. That feeling when one of your characters unexpectedly murders another. Literary mage Neil Gaiman on the dark arts of fiction and everyday life.
We dive into Ava DuVernay’s latest. Then, a conversation with Bim Adewunmi and Antonia Cereijido about representations that made us feel ashamed or embarrassed.
Dammit, Spock, can your cold, calculating reason fathom the mysteries of the human heart?
Our live show is now scheduled for Friday, March 9th, at 7pm, at the Bell House in Gowanus Brooklyn. Hope to see you there.
Ahead of the 90th Academy Awards, we discuss Chile’s Foreign Language Film nominee and revisit conversations with two first-time directors.
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Laura Miller, Jacob Brogan, and Charlie Jane Anders discuss Ursula K. Le Guin's classic science fiction novel "The Left Hand of Darkness".
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and Dr. Kaku feels fine.
Today, rap is ubiquitous on pop radio. But the genre’s first crossover hit required a little help from some out-of-favor rock stars. This month, how Run-DMC met Aerosmith, and provided career boosts to them, LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys.
Isaac Butler and Dan Kois discuss their book, "The World Only Spins Forward", about the history of the groundbreaking play, "Angels in America".
On her career, her process, and what it’s like working with Ryan Coogler and Beyonce.
What did Guillermo Del Toro see in Jack Arnold's horror-sci-fi classic that inspired him to make his own fish-man movie?
Desperate times call for desperate measures. Charlie pulls the trigger in a last resort effort to get you out of a tight spot. An afternoon pit stop brings you an old acquaintance who’ll be your new traveling buddy - and you’re off to Geneva.
Guillermo Del Toro's Best Picture nominee is "Black Lagoon" fan fiction.
A bracing splash of cold Laphroaig in the face of some of our biggest misconceptions, from historian Niall Ferguson.
Wild boars in the sewers of London. Augmented humans of the future. Jason's high school friend, celebrated children's author Jacob Sager Weinstein on imaginary histories and possible futures.
On Netflix’s new documentary, Seeing Allred.
A discussion of how David Wain's latest works together with his cult comedy classic "Wet Hot American Summer."
Does David Wain's new biopic spoof have a chance of developing the cult following of his 2001 comedy classic?
The virtual reality that's coming is like nothing we've ever experienced. Now's the time to decide what it's good for.