Interview

The Woman Behind Wikileaks on What the Biopic Gets Wrong
September 25, 2013

It’s a few weeks before the Wikileaks drama The Fifth Estate goes into wide release, but the film is already making news.

Have Professional Women Created a Worse World for Their Working Class Peers?
September 25, 2013

In her new book, The XX Factor: How the Rise of Working Women Has Created a Far Less Equal World, British economist Alison Wolf argues that as the gap between genders has narrowed for the affluent, the gap between rich and poor women has broadened. 

Searing Pictures from Egypt's Turmoil
September 19, 2013

An interview with Mosa'ab Elshamy, the 23-year-old whose photos have defined Egypt's revolution

Is There a Future for Moderate Islamic Politics? A Q&A with Olivier Roy
September 11, 2013

Syria is disintegrating. Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood government has been overthrown, and its leaders are behind bars. Iran has a new president. The debate between Islamists and secularists in Tunisia is heating up.

Meet the Australian Actress Who Does the Most Amazing Accent on Television
August 23, 2013

Yael Stone’s Lorna Morello is one of the most memorable characters on the hit Netflix series “Orange is the New Black.” Lorna is a prisoner and temporary lesbian planning a wedding to her fiance back home, and perhaps the most notable part of Stone's

A Q&A With Jill Abramson
The Times' top editor on mean bosses, liberal biases, and the demise of the Washington Post
August 19, 2013

The Times' top editor on Mean Bosses, Liberal Biases, and the Demise of the Washington Post

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.

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