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Adrienne Truscott by Erin Markey
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The performers consider memory, autobiography, and stand-up in Truscott’s groundbreaking comedy about rape, Asking for It, showing this November at NYU’s Skirball Center.

Jeremy Sigler by Samuel Jablon
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“As writers, we have the tendency to get disgusted by our own filth and start throwing it all away, spraying disinfectant and removing words, instead of using creativity to construct buoyancy.”

Morgan Bassichis by Katherine Brewer Ball
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“What’s the point of being queer, or an artist, or a radical, if you don’t veer?”

Athina Rachel Tsangari by Giovanni Marchini Camia
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“It’s not really subversion, it’s catching something before it becomes what we’re accustomed to.”

Shana Moulton by Bean Gilsdorf
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“She isn’t all completely me, but somehow she’s a part of me, or some sort of art-making tool.”

Rick Alverson by Gary M. Kramer
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“A cat and mouse game between attraction and repulsion.”

Casey Jane Ellison by Brienne Walsh
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“What’s the difference between New York and LA? In New York, you cry in the street, but in LA, you cry in your car.”

Armel Hostiou by Gary M. Kramer
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Love, obsession, and comedy in the big city.

Lawrence Michael Levine by Gary M. Kramer
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The fine art of the romantic-comedy-thriller-mystery.

Desiree Akhavan by Steve Macfarlane
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Exiled to adulthood.

Bruno Dumont by Nicholas Elliott
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“Chiaroscuro levels of thought.”

Michael M. Bilandic by Gary M. Kramer
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The art world, horror rap, and Delaware.

Martha Stephens by Steve Macfarlane
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Directing a comedic travelogue set in Iceland.

Jerry Stahl by Lisa Dierbeck
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Jerry Stahl on fatherhood, pharmaceuticals, and the subversive humor of his new novel, Happy Mutant Baby Pills.

Joe Swanberg and Josephine Decker by Russell Sheaffer
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Filmmakers and friends Swanberg and Decker—who both have features at the 2013 La Di Da Film Festival—discuss the immorality of not making comedies and the challenges of making sexually charged films.

Matt and Dave Take a Hike by David Brody & Matt Freedman

This weeks Word Choice is longer than usual.


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How to Win a Pulitzer by Neil Michael Hagerty
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Greg Oden-obsessive and avante-rock legende Neil Michael Hagerty chats up Jay Ruttenberg, editor of The Lowbrow Reader Reader.

We Have a Pope by Nicholas Elliott
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A Pope-to-be gives the “No thanks” to the Vatican. Where’s Skywalker when you need him?

Damaged Goods: John Landis by Craig Hubert
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The director’s varied career, the “wild energy” behind his films, and why he loves monsters.

The Blindfold Test by Han Ong
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The Blindfold Test’s protagonist Jeff Parker is permanently stalled.

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