Interview

Sandra Bernhard Searches for the Soul of America in Sandra Monica Blvd

With all the national turmoil today, travel has become less comfortable for…

George Saunders Has Gotten Happier With Time

George Saunders is a little embarrassed by the shot of self-assurance that winning…

Cleve Jones Keeps Fighting (and Listening)

The main thing he does as an organizer and activist, says Cleve…

Mike Mills Conjures Up the Spirit of His Late Mother

Between the explosion of personal computing, teen shooters, great economic instability, Islamic…

A Map Like No Other: Three Questions for Sohei Nishino

For his “Diorama Maps” series, which is on exhibit at SFMOMA through…

Paula Poundstone Kisses 2016 Goodbye

The jokes come easily to Paula Poundstone. It’s a good thing, too,…

Denzel Washington Breaks Barriers With Fences

Twenty-nine years ago, things looked very different for Oscar-winning actor-director Denzel Washington.…

Elayne Boosler Headlines Kung Pao Kosher Comedy

Photo caption: Elayne Boosler headlines the 24th Annual Kung Pao Kosher Comedy show, at New…

Ben Mendelsohn, the Death Star’s Greatest Defender

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story may be set between the Jedi purge of…

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone Dance Around La La Land Questions

On Dec. 8, just days before winning six trophies at the prestigious…