The famed singer-songwriter opens up to David Yaffe about her excellent new album “Good Souls, Better Angels,” her Trump tune (“Man Without a Soul”), and much more.
David Yaffe is a Professor of Humanities at Syracuse. He is the author, most recently, of Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell (FSG).
She was already one of the most talented singer/songwriters on the scene, but when she created ‘Blue,’ Mitchell proved herself one of the premier artists of her generation.
Poet and essayist Maggie Nelson is out with a new memoir, this one about her family. But it’s far from ‘family friendly.’
Harold Bloom, “the indispensable critic,” has found the men and women who provided the daemonic spark for America’s literary giants. And he’s even nice to T.S. Eliot.
On some level, we are all phonies, it’s just a matter of whether or not we are good or bad ones.
Author Daniel Torday talks about his celebrated new novel, Jewish identity, bluegrass mandolin, truth versus fact, and the guilt or innocence of Brian Williams.
In her new book of essays, the writer addresses a parent’s death, her own miscarriage, and what she’d say to her younger self.
Her striking new, vinyl-only single once again confirms St. Vincent's idiosyncratic talent. But as her audience broadens, you have to wonder, is the big-time toxic to her art?
Herbie Hancock talks about writing ad jingles, the influence of Ravel, the importance of playing sober, the joy of working with Joni Mitchell, and getting fired by Sonny Rollins.