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I interviewed Ira Glass for SF Weekly

Ira Glass, best known and adored as the creator and distinctive voice behind This American Life, is expanding his oeuvre. The long-running radio series now has six movies in production. The first is Sleepwalk with Me, based on comedian Mike Birbiglia’s autobiographical … Continue reading

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I talked with Lysley Tenorio, author of (fab!) “Monstress,” for Zyzzyva

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I interviewed Dita von Teese for The Rumpus

Dita von Teese, burlesque superstar, author, actress, costume and lingerie designer, and formidable businesswoman, is idolized by many who might not otherwise fancy themselves enthusiasts of burlesque, let alone openly admire a star of “adult entertainment.” She has revived both an … Continue reading

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I interviewed photographer Fred Lyon for The Rumpus

What does it take to commit to a craft for more than 70 years—particularly one that has undergone the revolutions in technology that photography has? Legendary photographer Fred Lyon worked as a Navy photographer in WWII, spent more than a decade … Continue reading

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I chatted with artist Michael Brennan for Zyzzyva.

If you’ve dined at any number of swanky Bay Area establishments, you might have unwittingly enjoyed your meal in a restaurant designed by one of the few people who is as well known and well respected for his fine art … Continue reading

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My chat with author Wendy Lesser on Shostakovich, SF Weekly

No foreign sky protected me, No stranger’s wing shielded my face. I stand as witness to the common lot, Survivor of that time, that place. — Anna Akhmatova, 1961 How does an artist work in the context of an oppressive … Continue reading

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