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March 14, 2011
81 Minutes With Mike Tyson

The erstwhile ear nibbler turned Animal Planet star visits one of his many pigeon coops and grabs a vegan lunch.

March 7, 2011
140 Minutes With Swizz Beatz

The Grammy-winning hip-hop star has a sideline teaching at NYU. The homework assignments can be brutal.

February 21, 2011
172 Minutes With David Frei

The real-life version of Fred Willard’s Best in Show character takes his spaniel for a walk.

February 14, 2011
151 Minutes With J.C. Davies

Eating ribs and discussing stereotypes with the ex–Wall Street analyst, whose book on interracial dating, I Got the Fever, is (and is not) exactly what you’d expect.

February 7, 2011
52 Minutes With Stephen Thompson

An albino teacher’s aide from Brooklyn is suddenly a darling of high fashion. He’d rather talk music and art.

January 31, 2011
57 Minutes With Melissa Leo

The Fighter’s steely scene-stealer makes the most of her second spin through awards season, while wearing skinny jeans not of her choosing.

January 17, 2011
86 Minutes With Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes

One half of Duran Duran trolls Bowery to flack the band’s thirteenth album. And, yes, they feel a little vindicated about the eyeliner.

January 3, 2011
182 Minutes With Liz Phair

The smart-girl hero says she’s finally made peace with her “so blue collar” career. And for her manicure, she’ll take the pearly pink, please.

December 20, 2010
82 Minutes With Al Goldstein

Recovering from a stroke in his VA-hospital room, the porn pioneer is a model patient. Mostly.

December 13, 2010
145 Minutes With Nassim Taleb

Shopping for Kafka with the Wall Street oracle turned aphorist and self-described flâneur.

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