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Encounter Archive

March 29, 2010
349 Minutes With Lorin Stein

Toasting the macho-nerd new editor of The Paris Review, a dapper, Schwinn-riding, headcheese-loving Francophone.

March 15, 2010
37 Minutes With Shaun White

The best snowboarder in human history likes to skateboard aimlessly around New York City, hoping not to be recognized.

March 8, 2010
61 Minutes With Dakis Joannou

The Greek tycoon hits town for the unveiling of his controversial New Museum show curated by Jeff Koons (who also spruced up his yacht).

February 22, 2010
112 Minutes With Francesco Bonami

The lead curator of the Whitney Biennial has a risky weekend habit: painting.

December 21, 2009
46 Minutes With Sarah Ferguson

The former duchess on Queen Victoria; Winston Churchill; Margaret Thatcher; her best friend, Diana; and staying on good terms with her ex.

December 7, 2009
110 Minutes With James Rosenquist

The artist painted the town—from Times Square billboards to the Whitney—and painted the town, as a new memoir reveals. But the town he painted is gone.

November 16, 2009
17 1/2 Minutes With Lance Armstrong

The tequila-loving champ turned art collector comes to town, leaves, and comes back, all to raise money to battle cancer, and all with the utmost efficiency.

November 23, 2009
60 Minutes With Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon

At the kitchen table in the Dakota with the world’s most famous mother-son music collaborators.

November 30, 2009
127 Minutes With Lou Dobbs

Suddenly more famous than ever for leaving CNN, the longtime anchor is free at last to crusade for his country (President Dobbs?!?!) and peddle his made-in-the-USA vanity merch.

December 14, 2009
90 Minutes With Sigourney Weaver

An actress with a particular talent for playing male roles. A fierce defender of Off–Off Broadway theater. And a woman not afraid to tangle with the Secret Service.

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