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May 28, 2016

A member of the Del Fuegos, he went on to teach at NYU, work on Martin Scorsese's George Harrison documentary, and write a biography of Tom Petty. During our conversation at the Princeton Public Library, he asserted that creative work is often the product of a miserable childhood. The first counter-example offered by...

May 21, 2016

A financial columnist for the NY Times and a host of CNBC's Squawk Box, he wrote the best selling Too Big to Fail and is a co-crator of the Showtime series Billions. We talk business ethics - I claim there is no such thing - and more. Plus music from Dennis Lichtman and Sam Reider.

May 7, 2016

An actor and director - his staging of Dominique Morriseau's "Skeleton Crew" is about to open at the Atlantic Theater - he rejects petty domestic drama, asserting that no writer who's endured oppression would create such a scenario: "That's why you never see a brother writing a play about falling love with a goat or...

May 1, 2016

She won a Pulitzer for criticism for her work at the Times. Her memoir, Negroland, just received the National Book Critics Circle Award, and she was a high school cheerleader. One of those three does not belong, but which one? We convened at the CUNY Grad Center with musicians Eamon O'Leary and Jefferson Hamer.