Interview

Film Interview: Director Nancy Savoca on “Household Saints”

January 3, 2024
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In the spirit of revisiting this unsung indie classic, here’s an interview the critic did with director Nancy Savoca in 1993, when Household Saints was part of the Boston Film Festival.

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Film Interview: Director Wim Wenders Talks About Reinventing Filmmaking

December 31, 2023
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Director Wim Wenders discusses two new films about art and toilets.

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Musician Interview: “Terry Gibbs Plays Jewish Melodies In Jazztime” turns 60

December 29, 2023
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The album’s explicit mix of modern jazz and klezmer set a template that is still being used by many of today’s most prominent Jewish music experimentalists.

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Music Interview: Lukas Nelson on the Rollicking and Rowdy “Sticks and Stones”

November 19, 2023
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Count on Lukas Nelson + POTR to approach whatever they perform with conviction

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Author Interview: Critic Jim Sullivan on 45 Years of Modern Rock Chats & Rants

November 10, 2023
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An interview with veteran rock critic Jim Sullivan, who just dropped “Backstage & Beyond: Volume 2: 45 Years of Modern Rock Chats & Rants” in October.

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Author Interview: Heather Cox Richardson on “Democracy Awakening”

September 22, 2023
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“The book in many ways is a defense of liberalism. It’s a defense of the idea that that’s really what the government should do in a democracy. The liberal consensus is what happens when you actually let people vote.”

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Country Music Feature: Talking with Legendary Singer/Songwriter Peter Rowan

August 13, 2023
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Peter Rowan’s far-reaching view of bluegrass is inspired by his deft intertwining of music and spirituality.

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Arts Interview: Author and Editor Mark Jay Mirsky on Writing, Reading, and Literary Friendships

August 5, 2023
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“For a writer the important thing is to write. The second important thing is the resonance of a reaction, a response. Without an audience, you’re basically locked in your cavern.”

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Music Interview: Chatting with Liz Stokes of The Beths

July 24, 2023
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Lead singer, songwriter, and rhythm guitarist Liz Stokes talked about the making of The Beths’s most recent album, why the band isn’t called The Lizzes, and if fans can expect to ever hear her play trumpet.

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Jazz Interview: Talking to Russ Gershon, Cornerstone of the Local Jazz Scene

July 21, 2023
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In any form, any format, anytime and any place, the presence of Russ Gershon is an imprimatur of exciting, eclectic, and innovative music.

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