Interview

Aaron Sorkin: Chris Christie Has the Most Dramatic Potential
August 05, 2013

As news of CNN and NBC's dueling Hillary Clinton projects broke and season two of "The Newsroom" hurtled through treatises on Occupy Wall Street and Joseph Kony, we got in touch with the show's creator, Aaron Sorkin, to chat about the way TV drama ha

Does the American Dream Even Exist in Your ZIP Code?
July 31, 2013

One reason so many Americans tolerate inequality is their belief that it’s not a permanent condition. Yes, you might start out life without a lot of money. But if you work hard and play by the rules, then you’ll get ahead.

John McCain, Undecided 2016 Voter
An exclusive interview on Fox News, Tea Party nihilism, and Hillary Clinton vs. Rand Paul in 2016
July 30, 2013

John McCain on Fox's schizophrenia, the Tea Party's nihilism, and the difficulty of choosing between Rand Paul and Hillary Clinton in 2016. 

Chait vs. Costa: Is McCain Savvy or Unhinged?
July 30, 2013

To accompany the interview I conducted with John McCain for the current issue of The New Republic, I called up Jonathan Chait of New York magazine and Robert Costa of National Review for a conversation about McCain’s career and his psyche. An edited transcript is below. — Isaac ChotinerIsaac Chotiner: Thank you guys for doing this. So, Jon Chait, McCain’s taken another ideological step back towards the left and I was just wondering about your reading of why, and how it fits into your broader theory about who he is.Jonathan Chait: It’s a good question.

Orhan Pamuk on Taksim Square, the Effects of 'Breaking Bad,' and Why the Future of the Novel Is in the East
July 29, 2013

Orhan Pamuk explains the arrogance of Erdoğan, the riots in Taksim Square, and why the future of the novel lies in the East.

J Street: "We Have the Ear of the White House"
July 28, 2013

Just before a new round of Israel-Palestine talks, A Q & A with the founder of the J Street Lobby.

"Saul Goodman Should be Mayor of Las Vegas"
Bob Odenkirk on his dream "Breaking Bad" spinoff
July 21, 2013

Bob Odenkirk on Breaking Bad's finale and his possible spinoff.

"What Part of 'Politico' Do You Not Understand?"
A conversation about the dark art of driving the conversation
June 18, 2013

A conversation about the dark art of driving the conversation.

Boston: More Like Sandy Hook Than 9/11
A conversation with Olivier Roy on the nature of the alleged Marathon terrorists
April 22, 2013

A conversation with Olivier Roy on the nature of modern terrorists.

Up Late With Clive James
February 16, 2013

One of the world’s great conversationalists on the duty of criticism, the dreck of “Downton Abbey,” and his friendship with Lady Di.

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