Interviews By Topic

basketball

Neuroscientist John Krakauer blasts the “dumb jock” stereotype with research on the cognitive brilliance of athletes.More

shoe

So you’re a serious runner? Consider the Self-Transcendence Race, running around the same half-mile loop for 3,100 miles.More

Tommy Caldwell, at his base camp in the middle of the Dawn Wall.

Tommy Caldwell talks about his lifelong obsession with climbing.More

Anna Karenina

Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk bookmarks "Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy.

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Wide Sargasso Sea

Margaret Atwood bookmarks "Wide Sargasso Sea" by Jean Rhys....More

Reasons of the State

Stanley Crouch bookmarks "Reasons of State" by Alejo Carpentier.More

Kafka was the Rage

Jonathan Lethem bookmarks "Kafka Was the Rage" by Anatole Broyard....More

"Dark Reflections" by Samuel R. Delany

Junot Diaz bookmarks "Dark Reflections" by Samuel R. Delany.

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Bob Hansmen

One professor crosses St. Louis’ racial divide.More

Nicole Paris

A father-daughter duo take vocal percussion from the cradle to the stage.More

Kameel Stanley and Tim Lloyd of "We Live Here"

Two St. Louis podcasters take the conversation about race to a national level. More

Bobby Norfolk

A master storyteller brings the Negro League’s iconic players to life.More

Sam Coster

 How a brush with cancer inspired three brothers to build a bigger game.More

Marina Abramovic

For more than 40 years, Marina Abramovic has been testing what’s permissible — and physically possible — in art.More

violin

Composer William Brittelle's music crosses so many boundaries, it's hard to categorize.More

Li

Author Yiyun Li on leaving behind her health and native language to write.More

John Waters

John Waters might not be an ideal role model— so why let him give a commencement address?More

microphone

Novelist Hari Kunzru on the line between cultural appreciation and appropriation.More

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