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My Favorite Album: Jason Mantzoukas on Joni Mitchell’s “Hejira”

Aug 19, 2020 Issue #66 - My Favorite Album - Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney

You may know him as the infamously depraved Rafi on The League, as one-third of the How Did This Get Made? podcast dream team, or as the animated preteen pervert Jay on Big Mouth, but actor Jason Mantzoukas is also a long-time audiophile with impeccable taste in music. More

Mark Duplass and Julian Wass on the Final Season of HBO’s “Room 104”

Jul 24, 2020

HBO’s anthology series, Room 104, which debuted July 28, 2017, is premiering for likely its final season tonight (July 24). The series, which tracks the happenings of all kinds in a typical American hotel room, was created by Mark and Jay Duplass (aka the Duplass Brothers production team) and has featured guest stars like James Van Der Beek, Rainn Wilson, Mahershala Ali, Luke Wilson and Charlyne Yi.  More

My Favorite Album: Heidi Gardner of “Saturday Night Live” on Tenacious D’s Self-Titled Album

Jul 14, 2020 Web Exclusive

Comedian and actor, Heidi Gardner, who is known for her many roles on Saturday Night Live and for her voice work on the animated show, SuperMansion, pursued her career in comedy a little later in life than some. While laughter had always been part of her world, for a while she never knew she could find a job that paid within the ranks. In the meantime, before earning a role on the most prestigious sketch show in the world, Gardner appreciated the work of the talented musical and comedic duo, Tenacious D. More

Rutledge Wood on Hosting Netflix’s Hit Game Show “Floor Is Lava”

Jul 10, 2020 Web Exclusive

What’s the difference between lava and magma?  Turns out magma doesn’t have it’s own #1 TV show.  Welcome to the world of Netflix’s Floor Is Lava. Filmed and in the can for more than a year, the show (which debuted June 19 and quickly vaulted to the platform’s top ranking) arrives at a time of social distancing and discord and saves the planet.  More

My Favorite Album: Topher Grace on John Williams’ “The Spielberg/Williams Collaboration”

Jul 06, 2020 Issue #66 - My Favorite Album - Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney

Leave it to an actor to mention a favorite album so on the nose, but Topher Grace insists his love for John Williams’ music isn’t just about his craft. More

My Favorite Album: Emily Haines of Metric on Silver Jews’ “American Water”

Jun 29, 2020 Issue #66 - My Favorite Album - Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney

Thinking of the songs and lyrical lines from Silver Jews’ 1998 album American Water on a regular basis, Emily Haines is extremely emotional about frontman David Berman’s unexpected death on August 7, 2019 at age 52.  More

Keeping Score: Ben Salisbury and Bob Locke on the Trials and Rewards of “Devs”

Jun 12, 2020 Web Exclusive

The composer tandem of Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow has been with Alex Garland the whole way, matching his creative daring and fearlessness and demonstrating the reaches of score making device that you must hear to believe. More

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever on the Protests and Releasing An Album During a Pandemic

Jun 05, 2020 Web Exclusive

Just ahead of the release of the band's new album Sideways to New Italy, we spoke to Joe White of Australian five-piece Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever about how it feels to carry on with album promotion during such troubling times, the reason why the band decided not to push that release date back despite the COVID-19 pandemic, why the band is compelled to speak out about controversial issues, and how America’s current racial reckoning is reverberating among marginalized communities in their native Australia. More

My Firsts: Tawny Newsome of “Space Force”

May 29, 2020

My Firsts is our email interview series where we ask artists to tell us about their first life experiences, be it early childhood ones or their first tastes of their industry. For this My Firsts we talk to actress/comedian/musician Tawny Newsome, who is one of the stars of the new Netflix comedy series Space Force. More