Interviews

Old traditions die hard

Author Irene Kai talks about her memoir, The Golden Mountain.

The ultimate to-do list

Sasha Cagen took the everyday to-do list and used it to peer into our souls. In an email interview, she tells the story of the genesis of her magazine, To-Do List, and describes the challenges of the publishing world.

Louisa Achille on The Naked Feminist

A conversation with Louisa Achille, the director of The Naked Feminist.

Naked Feminists: A Conversation with Director Louisa Achille

Naked Feminists: A Conversation with Director Louisa Achille

Performers in the adult film industry are breaking one of the biggest taboos a woman can break: having sex on camera for money. Louisa Achille made her documentary The Naked Feminist to give them a voice.

Sex, Lies, and Adult Videos: A Conversation with Adult Entertainer Christi Lake

Sex, Lies, and Adult Videos: A Conversation with Adult Entertainer Christi Lake

Best of In The Fray 2004. Being a female sex symbol isn’t easy, but Christi Lake likes to do it. A conversation with the adult film star about reclaiming sex—on and off the camera.

Conversations on The Souls of Black Folk

An interview with Rebecca Carroll concerning her collection of essays, Saving the Race: Conversations on Du Bois from a Collective Memoir of Souls.

Working with the poor

A conversation with David Shipler regarding The Working Poor.

Runner-up for BEST OF ITF INTERVIEWS (SO FAR)

Writing home

2004 Best of Off the Shelf

A conversation with David Bezmozgis concerning Natasha and Other Stories.

Dear violent person

A conversation with Benjamin Weissman about violence, writing violence, and his most recent collection, Headless.

Traversing Chisholm’s trail (complete transcript)

A conversation with director Shola Lynch about her film, Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed, and the struggle to make American democracy accountable to all of its citizens.

Traversing Chisholm’s trail

A conversation with director Shola Lynch about her film, Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed, and the struggle to make American democracy accountable to all of its citizens.

Winner of BEST OF ITF INTERVIEWS (SO FAR)

Making a nation of difference

Race to the finish line? Exploring the past, present, and future of racial and ethnic politics in the United States. A conversation with Rachel F. Moran.