Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

Chris Ware’s  Rusty Brown  depicts life the way it is: jam packed with details, the closer you look the ever more there is.

And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?: A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks  by Lawrence Weschler is a book that can only be itself.

From the archives, Ocean Vuong speaks of leaving his thumbprint on his new novel  On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous .

Lynda Barry’s  Making Comics  is a how-to graphic novel guide for people who gave up on drawing.

Jeanette Winterson’s  Frankissstein: A Love Story  is about time travel and body travel.

Lynda Barry and Chris Ware discuss the culture of comics, and their new books,  Making Comics  and  Rusty Brown .

John Freeman and Robin Coste Lewis discuss  Freeman’s: The Best New Writing on California .

In tribute, from the archives, a conversation with Harold Bloom (1930-2019) in his apartment to talk about his book, The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of the King…