The filmmaker on his new movie Moonlight, complicity in oppressive systems, bullying, and the importance of self-definition.
The L7 guitarist and lead singer shares details about the band’s new documentary.
The illustrator on life, drawings, and meditation.
An interview with Anna Akana, creator and star of an intergalactic web series.
The celebrated YA author on writing and appreciating where you are right now.
The BoJack Horseman designer on the importance of switching things up.
An interview with the 13-year-old cofounder of Electrick Girls, a movement for radical girls of color.
Interview honors Rowan Blanchard, Amandla Stenberg, Tyler Ford, & others. Plus: Carly Rae Jepsen on tour!
The musician on her new album Divers, abandoning the classical idea of “good singing,” and admiring Grimes.
In which we talk about songwriting, bravery, stupid ideas, presenting a life plan to parents, Sia, Cyndi Lauper, and Emotion (her album, but also feelings).
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