Lewis Lapham By Jenn Shreve
"President Clinton is a godsend because he's like a piñata. Every conceivable kind of story comes out of him."
Paul Auster By Chris Colin
The author of the recent novel "Timbuktu" and the screenplays for "Smoke" and "Blue in the Face" discusses cynicism, sentimentality, Brooklyn and the strange things he creates.
Ira Glass By Rachel Louise Snyder
"This American Life" has become a public radio sensation. And that's amazing because the host is basically just protein.
You deserve a borscht today By Jenn Shreve
Over a Big Mac and fries, the man who brought McDonald's to Russia discusses burgers, communism and Boris Yeltsin's craving for salt.
Drain STH By David Bowman
Four Swedish heavy metal babes leave a journalist feeling outclassed as they discuss cigars, groupies and suicide.
In search of granny porn By Carol Lloyd
Over grilled chicken salad and shrimp tacos, former libertine Germaine Greer celebrates the "chocolate eros" of Sammy Sosa, the virtues of heart attacks and the red-hot libidos of circumcised Sudanese women.
Joseph Kramer By Jenn Shreve
A sacred prostitute and teacher of "ritual masturbation" explains the mysterious links between spirituality and doing the wild thing.
Alex Jones By James Poniewozik
The Pulitzer Prize-winning host of PBS' "Media Matters" eats lobster while explaining how newspapers today are like Wal-Mart.
Roy Black By David Bowman
Over burgers and eggs, Marv Albert's attorney discusses the nature of evil, 19th century literature and why it's useless to burn a shooting victim.
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