Conversations With Slate
Conversations With Slate

What Do You Do When an Album Haunts You?

Jonathan Lethem on why he authored an entire book about a Talking Heads album.

Sept. 26 2013 4:07 PMCan Creative Writing Really Be Taught?Jonathan Lethem on why he decided to teach.
Sept. 24 2013 1:02 PMA Scathing Portrait of the American Left? Jonathan Lethem on the three generations of “helplessly human” leftists in his new novel. 
Sept. 6 2013 2:55 PMCan a Senator Run Into a Burning Building?Cory Booker on how his headline-grabbing heroics can survive in Washington.
Sept. 4 2013 2:27 PMWhy Do You Want to Know If Cory Booker Is Gay?The Senate candidate on his past homophobia and why he doesn’t put rumors to rest.
July 2 2013 9:19 AM“We Take the Smell of Broccoli Out of the Air”Ira Glass on how This American Life stands out from the rest of public radio.
June 28 2013 5:41 AMHow Ira Glass Gets People to TalkThe longtime This American Life host on the best way to get interview subjects to open up.
June 18 2013 3:49 PMBeware the Lone-Wolf TerroristA former State Department counterterrorism officer on what keeps him up at night.  
May 24 2013 8:30 AMA Red Carpet for BeijingEconomist Dambisa Moyo on why Africa is opening its arms to China and what the U.S. may be missing out on.
May 22 2013 5:27 PMStop Aid to Africa NowA Zambian-born economist on how Bill Gates’ billions in international aid could be better spent.
Oct. 2 2012 4:51 PMHigher Learning Through YouTubeAn interview with Salman Khan and an excerpt from his The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined.
Sept. 19 2012 11:53 AMLife After Death SentenceSalman Rushdie reflects on a decade of fearing for his life.
Aug. 30 2012 12:40 PMStill Talking to HitchAuthor Martin Amis on coping with the loss of his best friend Christopher Hitchens.
Aug. 28 2012 12:01 PMThe Nervous Breakdown of the GOPAuthor Martin Amis on Mitt Romney’s empathy problem and why Ronald Reagan would be a pariah in today’s Republican Party.
Aug. 10 2012 3:45 AMIn Touch With His Inner Steve Jobs?Zynga CEO Mark Pincus cops to being hard-driving but insists he’s a nice guy.
Aug. 7 2012 12:55 PMBetting Long on Mark ZuckerbergWhy Zynga CEO Mark Pincus remains bullish on Facebook.
Sept. 25 2013 2:43 PMA Book Critic’s Greatest MistakeJonathan Lethem on the danger of claiming he’s “growing up.”
Sept. 9 2013 3:05 PMWhat Happens to Newark Without Cory Booker?The presumptive senator argues his signature city will only get better after he is gone.
Sept. 5 2013 2:03 PMCory Booker on the One Issue Conservatives and Liberals Can Agree OnThe Senate hopeful still thinks he can corral Washington.
July 3 2013 8:35 AMThe Real Future of Journalism? Radio.Ira Glass on why This American Life is thriving as a business.
June 29 2013 5:30 AM500 Episodes and CountingIra Glass on what makes a perfect This American Life episode.
June 19 2013 4:40 PMWiretaps and Drones Aren’t EverythingOur less-talked-about tactics against terrorism are surprisingly effective.
June 17 2013 7:03 PMObama Doesn’t Fight Like BushA former State Department official on how the president has kept a step ahead on counterterrorism.  
May 23 2013 11:46 AMFrom Africa to the Board RoomHow a Zambian-born economist left home for Oxford, Harvard, and Goldman Sachs.
Oct. 5 2012 11:15 AMThe Tech-Driven TeacherSalman Khan’s audacious mission to offer online education to anyone, anywhere for free.
Sept. 21 2012 8:15 AMNo Love for Romney or Science FictionSalman Rushdie explains his politics, literary influences, and answers Slate reader questions.
Sept. 18 2012 10:29 AMFatwa FlashbackSalman Rushdie’s new memoir arrives amid Muslim outrage over an insulting video.
Aug. 29 2012 11:40 AMThe Problem With PornAuthor Martin Amis on how pornography may be changing human nature itself.
Aug. 22 2012 3:44 PMFrom Brooklyn With BiteNow living in the U.S., novelist Martin Amis unleashes his latest satire of English society.
Aug. 8 2012 12:38 PMPoking With a PurposeZynga CEO Mark Pincus explains evil power-ups and offers his forecast for the next wave of social gaming.
July 26 2012 5:52 PMDoes Zynga Need a New Game Plan?CEO Mark Pincus on why FarmVille and social gaming need to thrive outside of Facebook.