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Director Kamilah Forbes on HBO’s “Between the World and Me”

Jan 21, 2021 Web Exclusive

We caught up with Kamilah Forbes to ask what it was like to bring Ta-Nehisi Coates’ 2015 book Between the World and Me to life first on stage and then on screen, the emotions she felt doing so and how she first came to love creativity. More

Documentarian John Wilson on His HBO Show “How to With John Wilson”

Dec 22, 2020 John Wilson

If HBO’s How to With John Wilson isn’t your new favorite show, that’s probably because you haven’t seen it yet. We caught up with Wilson to ask him about the series, how his career led him to making it, how he finds his scenes, and much more. But beware, dear reader, there are some spoilers below. Thankfully HBO has already renewed How to With John Wilson for a second season. More

“Harvey Birdman” Co-Creator Erik Richter on Cartoon Network, Atlanta, Adult Swim, and More

Dec 18, 2020 Web Exclusive

For those tuning in to the Adult Swim O.G. cartoon show, Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, you may hear a familiar voice. No, you’re not hearing things—that is late night show host, Stephen Colbert, voicing villains with ray guns or judges with gavels. More

George Lowe on Being Space Ghost, Mike Lazzo’s Texas Accent, and Fighting With Zorak

Dec 17, 2020 George Lowe

When speaking with voice actor, George Lowe, who famously portrayed Space Ghost on the quirky, at times goofy cartoon late night show Space Ghost Coast to Coast, it’s easy to get lost on little anecdote paths or avenues that lead to other stories More

Andy Merrill on “The Brak Show,” Being a Space Cat, and the Weirdest Singing Voice Ever

Dec 16, 2020 Adult Swim

For fans of Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, the name Brak likely brings about a particular type of grin. We caught up with voice actor and writer, Andy Merrill, who voiced Brak, to talk about the character’s origin, if he is a “space cat,” or not and how Merrill first landed at Adult Swim. More

Matt Thompson on the Origins of Adult Swim’s “Sealab 2021”

Dec 15, 2020 Matt Thompson

Sealab 2021, one of the four original Adult Swim shows that aired first in December 2000 and then later, more formally, in September 2001, was the underwater-set work comedy in which a group of scientists living in a submarine laboratory interact and get into trouble. We caught up with Matt Thompson, the show’s co-creator (thanks to the fine folks at HBO Max), to talk about how he first fell in love with animation, how Sealab 2021 found Adult Swim (and the Cartoon Network) and what he remembers most from making the show. More

Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis on the Origins of Adult Swim’s “Aqua Teen Hunger Force”

Dec 14, 2020 Adult Swim

For some, the 12-minute cartoon show Aqua Teen Hunger Force, available now on HBO Max, is a cult classic. With its odd, surreal humor and unelaborate though quirky animation, the television show struck a chord with twenty-something-year-old viewers when it aired in the early 2000s. We caught up with the creators of Aqua Teen Hunger ForceMatt Maiellaro and Dave Willis—to talk about their show’s beginnings, Adult Swim’s early years, and some room called The Fart Vault. More

Travel Writer and TV Host Rick Steves On Publishing, Packing, Pints, and Patience

Nov 24, 2020 Web Exclusive

Famed traveler, writer, television host, activist and tour guide, Rick Steves, is an inspiration. He’s curious and adventurous but he’s also compassionate and empathetic. He works to keep a long view of global sustainability, rather than promote quick gains. And, as such, he’s helped bring countless people out of their shells or out of their normal day-to-day behaviors and taken them on excursions around the world, whether through his travel guides, TV shows, or guided tours. More

David Byrne on Broadway, Doodles, and “Reasons to be Cheerful”

Nov 12, 2020 David Byrne

Champions and lovers of art, in all its forms, likely have come across the work of musician and performer, David Byrne. The Hall of Fame songwriter rose to prominence in the ’80s and ’90s with his band, Talking Heads, releasing all-time classic tracks like “Psycho Killer,” “Burning Down the House,” and “Once in a Lifetime.” He is known for co-producing one of the most beloved concert films of all time, Stop Making Sense, and more recently, Byrne has made headlines for projects like his positive-thinking magazine, Reasons to be Cheerful, and his Broadway stage show (recently released on HBO MAX), American Utopia. More