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John Guare and Lisa Dwan Talk Theater with Alec...06/23/15
A prestigious agent signed playwright John Guare before he had even graduated from Yale School of Drama, saying he showed promise. In thefivedecades since, Guare has been one of the most humane—and absurd—voices of American theater. He says "there's...
What Dustin Hoffman Learned from Bob Fosse, Gene Hackman,...
The Graduate. Midnight Cowboy. Lenny.That's just the beginning ofDustin Hoffman's legendary Hollywood career.Over the last four decades, he's stretched and contorted himself into dozens of defining roles, earning recognition as one of the most...
Gay Talese Tells Alec Baldwin About Sinatra's Cold
When Gay Talese couldn't land aninterview with Frank Sinatra, hewrote theprofile insteadby talking toSinatra's tailor, stylist, valet, and other secondary characters in the pop star's world.The resulting piece for Esquire magazine, "Frank Sinatra Has...
For Ian Schrager, Studio 54 Was Just the Start
Ian Schrager is in the hospitality business. Hotels or nightclubs, uptown or downtown, Miamior Manhattan, Schrager defines luxury and leisure. When he and his late business partner Steve Rubell opened Studio 54 in 1977, the club quickly became the...
Edie Falco: Don't Hold the Door for Me
Edie Falco says she is nothing like Carmela Soprano. Nor does she have much in common with Nurse Jackie. But Falco made these characterstwo of the most identifiable and humanwomenin television history. She hasan armfulof Emmys, Golden Globes, and...
Lawrence Wright on Religion, ISIS, and Scientology
Lawrence Wright is an author, screenwriter, playwright, and a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his 2006 book The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. Most recently, filmmaker Alex Gibney directed an HBO...
Alec Baldwin and David Blaine Do Magic
The magician, illusionist, and stunt promoter talks to Here's The Thing about Houdini, his favorite NYC deli, and his new show.
Roz Chast Draws—and Talks to—Alec Baldwin
The New Yorker cartoonist and author talks to Here's The Thing aboutmothers, man-pants,and birds.
The former Clinton advisor and current ABC News personality talks to Alec Baldwin about making the jump from the White House to the anchor's chair.
Bryan Stevenson Wants 'Equal Justice'
The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative talks aboutconfronting the bleak prospects for America's racial future, by addressing the mistakes of the past.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker talks to Alec Baldwin aboutbeingCarrie Bradshaw, and explains why acting is a group effort.
John Eterno and David Kennedy on Nuanced Policing
Alec Baldwin talks to two people who have spent their entire careers trying to understand what makes good policing, and good neighborhoods.
We often think of Julie Andrews as the prim nannyfrom Mary PoppinsandThe Sound of Music, but her personal path may have the greatest resemblance to one of her Broadway roles: Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. Andrews says she grew up “on the wrong side...
John McEnroe is one of the most accomplished tennis players of all time, but helives just as vividly in the public imagination for his volcanic interactions with line judges and umpires. It’s no surprise, then, that McEnroe wants line judges out of...
Alec Baldwin and Julianne Moore aremembers of a select club. For them, nameslike "Edge," "Search," "Days," and "World Turns" mean something. They came of age at a timewhen soap operas were a big deal, and as they tell it, soaps provided an opportunity...
Alec Baldwin sits down with Ira Glass to compare notes on interviewing, the afterlife, and how to find one’s voice – with a microphone or a camera lens. Now the veritable kingmaker of public radio, Glass has revolutionized nonfiction storytelling by...
Alec Baldwin sits down with comedian Jerry Seinfeld who debuted on HBO in 1981, the same year he first appeared on Johnny Carson. Jerry Seinfeld was 27 years old. Seinfeld's material stood out. It wasn't about his upbringing or personal relationships....
Debbie Reynolds and Robert Osborne
Alec Baldwin revisits “The Golden Age of Hollywood” with one person who was at the heart of it, and another who keeps it alive today. Alec talks with Debbie Reynolds about “Singin’ in the Rain” – her co-stars, the rehearsal process, the whirlwind of...
Fred Armisen and Paula Pell
Alec Baldwin sits down with two veterans of Saturday Night Live— an actor and a writer. First, he talks with Fred Armisen, a former punk rock drummer and cast member on Saturday Night Live for 11 years. Currently, he is the co-creator and co-star of...
Chris Columbus and Stephen Daldry
Alec Baldwin talks with two film directors who have found success pursuing very different artistic and commercial goals. Stephen Daldry (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Reader, The Hours)offers a window into his past – from training as a...
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