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Encounter Archive

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.

December 6, 2010
101 Minutes With Larry King

A machers’ breakfast at the Regency with the longtime interviewer, who’s about to hand off his CNN mike. Next up: stand-up.

November 18, 2010
 85 Minutes With Whit Stillman

The preppy historiographer is finally making another film, about a group of supercilious, germophobic college girls. He still pops his collar.

November 22, 2010
77 Minutes With Aasif Mandvi

Indian food in Queens with The Daily Show’s “Brown Correspondent,” who grew up thinking he was “this white, middle-class kid.”

November 15, 2010
43 Minutes With Margaret Cho

A discussion of the meaning of Jersey Shore and nonmonogamy in the comedienne’s hotel room.

November 8, 2010
123 Minutes With Jeffrey Katzenberg

Kicking off the Oscars campaign season with the DreamWorks Animation chief, champion bi-coastal schmoozer, and man of 3-D destiny.

November 1, 2010
89 Minutes With  Natasha Lyonne

Coffee and cigarettes on grubby Avenue A with the actress, who’s learning to take care of herself.

October 25, 2010
32 Minutes With  Joe DioGuardi

A quick peek under the hood of the campaign of the GOP challenger to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. It’s not firing on all cylinders.

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