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In this new kind of interview show, Randy Cohen talks to guests about a person, a place, and a thing they feel strongly about. The result: some great talkers tell stories they never have before. Visit

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May 28, 2015

Having endured the rigors of med school and growing up Jewish in Oklahoma, she has written a collection of stories, American Innovations, and a splendid novel, Atmospheric Disturbances. She is conversant with both literature and science, the intellectual equivalent of jeans and formal wear, although I'm unsure which...

May 21, 2015

As we enter the post-Letterman era, two of his long-time writers reflect on their decades with the show. Gerry started writing for him in 1978 when Dave guest-hosted the Tonight Show. Steve began on the NBC show in 1990 and soldiered on through the final broadcast at CBS. I worked with - and admire - them both. We spoke...

May 4, 2015

He joined the Times in 2000 and is not a chief movie critic. It's tough to write about critics; they denerally do not have lives teeming with event. And movie critics? They sit in the dark and watch something then sit at a desk and write about it. And in Scott's case, talk about it delightfully.  Plus music...