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Ashley Nicole Black and Gabrielle Dennis on HBO’s “A Black Lady Sketch Show”

May 28, 2021 Web Exclusive

When HBO first partnered with now-world-famous show-runner, Issa Rae, for her television show, Insecure, the sky was the limit. Today, with Insecure headed into its fifth and final season, having made its way into the hearts of many adoring fans, Rae’s footprint on HBO remains large. Thankfully. In her own way, she has helped to usher in more diversity to the channel and a keener eye for more so in the future. One of the shows Rae has helped bring to HBO is A Black Lady Sketch Show, which stars the quartet of Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis, and Quinta Brunson. More


May 20, 2021 Issue #68 - Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue)

When the members of the Japanese four-piece band CHAI were younger they never would have imagined collaborating with their idols. Twins Mana and Kana along with high school pal, Yuna, and future friend, Yuuki, were happy just to be making their own music. But with an infectious stage show along with a message of pink positivity, friends came quickly. More

Sarah Jarosz on Her New Album, Growing Up in Wimberley, Texas, and Music As Home

May 05, 2021

Sarah Jarosz is one of the few people who is as successful as she is talented. While the two don’t often come hand-in-hand, unfortunately, Jarosz boasts both in spades. The nine-time Grammy nominated artist, who has won the award four times, has released five records, all of which imbue prowess in technical ability and artful intuition. More

Comedian Erica Rhodes on Acting Normal, Her New Special, and Car Audiences

Apr 15, 2021 Web Exclusive

Comedian, Erica Rhodes, cares about the things she says. Growing up, her mother cared obsessively about grammar. Her father was witty, sharp, and made people laugh. Early on, Rhodes realized the power communication can have between people—whether that meant bursts of laughter or depth of a conversation. More

Comedian Eddie Griffin on the Purpose of Comedy, Showing Off in History Class, and His New Special

Apr 05, 2021 Web Exclusive

In a way, longtime comedian Eddie Griffin is the King of the Colloquial. Listening to the man talk or watching his new comedy special, Laughin’ Through Your Mask, which came out last week, one gets the sense that Griffin cares deeply about the (his?) idea of common sense. More

Jess Williamson on “Sorceress”

Mar 30, 2021 Issue #67 - Phoebe Bridgers and Moses Sumney

Phoning from the adopted comfort of her Los Angeles home in early May, Texas native Jess Williamson speaks with disarming candor about the trials and rewards of the rapidly shifting world around us. More

My Firsts: Robin Dann of Bernice

Mar 05, 2021 Web Exclusive

My Firsts is our email interview series where we ask musicians to tell us about their first life experiences, be it early childhood ones (first word, first concert, etc.) or their first tastes of being a musician (first band, first tour, etc.). For this My Firsts we talk to Robin Dann of Toronto five-piece Bernice. More

Joel McHale on Playing College Football, “The Soup,” and Marrying People at the Space Needle

Feb 12, 2021 Web Exclusive

Comedian and television host, Joel McHale, has worn many hats. From his starring role on the NBC television show, Community, to hosting Netflix’s Tiger King postmortem to, this weekend, marrying couples under the historic Seattle Space Needle, McHale is game and more than capable of rising to any occasion. More

Heart’s Ann Wilson on Her New Song “Tender Heart”

Feb 09, 2021 Ann Wilson

Ann Wilson, co-founder, along with her sister, Nancy, of the anthemic, Hall of Fame rock ‘n’ roll band, Heart, is one-of-a-kind. Her singular, sky-scraping voice has been mimicked by singers since she first began to sing. More