Reluctant Habits

Hurricane Sandy: The Right to Yell Flood in a Crowded Twitter and Why Peter Vallone Doesn’t Know What He’s Talking About

Posted by in comfortablysmug, Free Speech, Hurricane Sandy, Shashank Tripathi, Twitter, vallone-peter

Twitter was instrumental in conveying information during Hurricane Sandy, but free speech is too important to criminalize the trolls.

Jami Attenberg (The Bat Segundo Show)

Posted by in attenberg-jami, Bat Segundo, interview, National Bohemian, Paul Ryan

In this 40 minute radio interview, novelist Jami Attenberg discusses The MIddlestieins, why Paul Ryan is an evil man, the horrors of National Bohemian Beer, and Joseph Mitchell as an inspirational force.

Peter Davison (The Bat Segundo Show)

Posted by in Bat Segundo, davison-peter, interview

In this 30 minute radio interview, Peter Davison reveals the behind-the-scenes conditions of Doctor Who, his secret pop star ambitions, why “No, not the mind probe” happened, and how holding up wobbly sets relates to acting instinct.

T.C. Boyle (The Bat Segundo Show)

Posted by in Bat Segundo, Boyle, T.C., Channel Islands, interview, San Miguel

In this one hour interview, we talk with TC Boyle about the Channel Islands, what his legacy as an author will be, the morality of burning love letters, and his latest novel San Miguel.

Ross McElwee (The Bat Segundo Show)

Posted by in Bat Segundo, Documentary, Film, interview, mcelwee-ross, Photographic Memory, Sherman's March

In this 40 minute radio interview, legendary documentary filmmaker Ross McElwee discusses Photographic Memory, technology vs. everyday conversation, and whether people can remember the last names of lovers.

New York Comic Con 2012: Bigger, More Commercial, A Lair for the Digitally Aware

Posted by in New York ComicCon

New York Comic Con has transformed into a three-ring commercial circus. What does this mean for fandom and the passionate people who attend it?

Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez (The Bat Segundo Show)

Posted by in Bat Segundo, Comics, hernandez-gilbert, hernandez-jaime, interview, Love and Rockets

In this comprehensive one hour radio interview, Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez discuss thirty years of Love and Rockets, the problems with elevated superheroes, and why it’s easier to draw a child with a big head.

Does Andrew Goldman, New York TImes Misogynist, Owe His Career to a Harvey Weinstein Headlock?

Posted by in goldman-andrew, Misogyny, New York Times, weiner-jennifer

How did Andrew Goldman land a job with the New York Times asking misogynistic questions of celebrities? It may have to do with a fateful headlock.

Liv Ullmann (The Bat Segundo Show)

Posted by in Bat Segundo, bergman-ingmar, Film, New York Film Festival, ullmann-liv

In this 25 minute radio interview, the legendary Liv Ullmann discusses her relationship with Ingmar Bergman, the distinction between storytelling and lies, Kierkegaard, and why she loves The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

Andrea Arnold (The Bat Segundo Show)

Posted by in arnold-andrea, Bat Segundo, Film, interview, Wuthering Heights

In this 30 minute radio interview, acclaimed director Andrea Arnold discusses her very liberal film adaptation of “Wuthering Heights,” improvisational sheep, and shooting with a very steady handheld camera.