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Lily Gladstone

“What’s made this process so meaningful is how much it means to Native people. These beats of making history, they’re a lot for one person to...

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Quinta Brunson

“The new season of Abbott allowed me to trust myself even more. You hope your art is received in the way you intended it to be. And the first season...

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Lulu Wang

“I’m always trying to navigate this balance of collaboration, which is so incredibly important to me, and listening to my own voice. I think that’s...

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Wesley Morris

“The Oscars are a diagnosis of the health of the movies. And the five to 10 films nominated for best picture operate as a class that doubles as an X...

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Dan Levy

“One thing that we weren’t scared of while making Schitt’s Creek was sincerity. I think my new film has that fearlessness— when it comes to touching...

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Michelle Williams

“Film is a medium where you are asking people to relate to it personally, so there’s an amount of projection that’s necessary in the audience...

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Talk Easy’s 2023 Mixtape

As we say goodbye to 2023, a collection of passages from some of our favorite episodes of the year. Featuring journalist and podcast host Sam Sanders...

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David Remnick

“I do love the activity of writing, which is very different from editing. Editing is a social thing that you get right or you get wrong. It’s an...

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Willem Dafoe

“Acting is about having something happen to you, transparently enough that the audience can hopefully have a flavor of that experience. It’s why I...

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Maria Ressa

“Democracy is fragile. You have to fight for every bit, every law, every safeguard, every institution, every story. You must know how dangerous...

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Benny Safdie

“Performance is fleeting. I like acting, and part of what I love about directing is that I love performance. There’s something incredible about...

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Brit Marling

“I still really believe in storytelling. In some ways, stories are more important now than ever before because it takes so much for our values to...

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Ziwe

“My comedy and work build on each other; what I do in live shows builds on how I would treat an interview. I’m working through what my art looks like...

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Marina Abramović

“Performance art has this incredible power of realization of so many things. It is difficult to maintain because it is immaterial; it is time-based...

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Michael Lewis

“It’s unsettling and revealing when you have a character who’s devoid of feeling, like Sam Bankman-Fried, how much you lose when you try to strip...

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Weyes Blood

“When there’s friction in the world, it’s in that state that songs come out. The art of music is to take things that feel meaningless or hopeless and...

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George Saunders

“Writing offers a falling away of something; a loss of judgment, a quieting of rumination. It’s hard to make the case for the value of astonishment...

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