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Mark Bazer is a Chicago-based writer whose column is syndicated by Tribune Media Services. He hosts a monthly talk show at the Hideout in Chicago. His Web site is www.markbazer.com.

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Hologram Kizzie aka Psalm One Performs on The Interview Show

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 10:30 AM

Hologram Kizzie, aka Psalm One, closed out the The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer, at the MCA on February 7, 2014. Her new album is Hug Life.


The Interview Show normally takes place the first Friday of every month at The Hideout. More at www.theinterviewshowchicago.com....

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Art Institute President Douglas Druick Talks Art and Life on The Interview Show

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 10:54 AM

Douglas Druick, the Art Institute of Chicago's president and director, visited The Interview Show to talk about the museum, his "eureka" experiences with art and the best time of day to look at paintings. (Filmed at The Hideout, March 7, 2014)



The next Interview Show is April 4, 2014, at The Hideout. Guests include Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me Host Peter Sagal....

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Paul Kahan Talks Blackhawks, Rahm, Haircuts, Cats and a Little Bit About Food

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 1:38 PM

Chef Paul Kahan, part of the One Off Hospitality Group (Blackbird, Avec, Nico), stopped by The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer, Jan 3, to talk his new restaurant Nico Osteria ... and a whole bunch of other things. (Filmed Jan. 3, 2014, at The Hideout)

The next Interview Show is March 7 at The Hideout. More info at...

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Lagunitas' Tony Magee Talks His Craft

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 9:10 AM

Tony Magee, founder and head of Lagunitas Brewing Company, talks with The Interview Show host Mark Bazer about the future of craft beer, the subjectivity of beer, the real reason Goose Island bought Budweiser and more. Next Interview Show is Feb. 7 at the MCA in Chicago.

Recorded at The Hideout, in Chicago, Dec. 6, 2014.

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Monsters: Rich Cohen Talks His New Chicago Bears Book on The Interview Show

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2013 | 10:18 AM

Rich Cohen stopped by The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer, to talk about his new book, Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football. Rich talks Doug Plank's smelling salts, Mike Ditka's outfits, Jim McMahon's suburban neighbors and more. Filmed at The Hideout Nov. 1, 2013....

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Bill Siegel Talks 'The Trials of Muhammad Ali' on The Interview Show

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2013 | 9:01 AM

Documentary filmmaker Bill Siegel stopped by The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer, to talk about The Trials of Muhammad Ali. The movie, from Kartemquin Films, explores Ali's "exile years" after he refused to fight in Vietnam and how his "choice of belief and conscience over fame and fortune resonates...

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Chicago Reader Political Reporter Mick Dumke Returns to The Interview Show

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 10:43 AM

Frequent Interview Show guest Mick Dumke stopped by the show, hosted by Mark Bazer, to talk about Chicago politicians, violence in the city and more from his recent reporting for the Chicago Reader. (Filmed at The Hideout, Oct. 4, 2013.)


Next Interview Show is Friday, Nov. 1, at The...

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Daniel Okrent Talks 'Old Jews Telling Jokes' on The Interview Show

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 11:04 AM

Maybe you know Daniel Okrent as the creator of fantasy baseball. Maybe you know him as the first public editor for The New York Times, or the author of books on Prohibition and Rockefeller Center. Or maybe you know him as an Old Jew Telling Jokes. Here he is talking...

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Hebru Brantley Talks Art, Life and Jabba the Hut on The Interview Show

(1) Comments | Posted October 15, 2013 | 3:17 PM

Artist Hebru Brantley stopped by The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer, to talk about his art (including "The Watch," now at Pioneer Court), his life (including having Q-Tip DJ his recent birthday) and more. (Filmed at The Hideout, in Chicago, Oct. 4, 2013)

Next show is Nov. 1 at The Hideout....

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The Original Inspiration for '23' Featuring Miley Cyrus

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2013 | 4:28 PM

Turns out producer Mike WiLL's new song, "23," featuring Miley Cyrus was originally called "13" and was inspired by another Chicago Bulls legend. Here's a screenshot from the original video shoot.

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thx to @Nico_Gibson

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Doug Sohn Talks Good Hot Doug's Tattoos, Bad Hot Doug's Songs and More

(1) Comments | Posted September 4, 2013 | 10:05 AM

Hot Doug's owner Doug Sohn, one of our all-time favorite guests, returns to The Interview Show to talk about his new book called ... Hot Doug's: The Book. We talk Hot Doug's tattoos, Hot Doug's songs and conversations that should have taken place in 1978.

Next Interview Show is Oct. 4, at The Hideout, in Chicago. More at...

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Sam Lipsyte Talks Fiction, Kids, Kids in Fiction and More on The Interview Show

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 5:05 PM

Fiction writer Sam Lipsyte stopped by The Interview Show to talk his new short-story collection, The Fun Parts, writing about kids, growing up the son of a sportswriter and more with host Mark Bazer. Filmed May 16, 2013, at Union Hall, in Brooklyn. More at www.theinterviewshowchicago.com.

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Director Joe Swanberg Talks 'Drinking Buddies' on 'The Interview Show'

(0) Comments | Posted August 23, 2013 | 1:21 PM

Joe Swanberg returns to The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer, to talk making his new film Drinking Buddies, star Olivia Wilde's dangerous moment at a brewery, how his moviemaking goals have shifted and more. In theaters now.

(Interview filmed at The Hideout, in Chicago, Aug. 2, 2013)

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"The Middlesteins" Author Jami Attenberg on "The Interview Show"

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2013 | 10:59 AM

Jami Attenberg, author of "The Middlesteins," talks with "The Interview Show" host Mark Bazer about the joy she gets from writing, the response to her latest novel, what she is working on now and more. Filmed at The Hideout, in Chicago, on June 7, 2013.

The next "Interview Show" is Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, with "Hot Doug" Sohn, author Nicole Knepper, filmmaker Joe Swanberg and Sepia chef Andrew Zimmerman....

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Matt Kerstein of Brighton MA Performs on The Interview Show

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 11:24 AM

Matt Kerstein, of the band Brighton MA, performs on "The Interview Show", hosted by Mark Bazer, at The Hideout in Chicago. Brighton MA's new album, "Oh Lost," is available at http://www.brightonma.net/.

The next Interview Show is Aug. 2, at The Hideout, in Chicago. More at...

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Keith Phipps Talks The Dissolve on 'The Interview Show'

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2013 | 10:52 AM

Keith Phipps, editorial director of The Dissolve, talks with "The Interview Show" host Mark Bazer about the just-launched film site from the folks behind Pitchfork.

Filmed June 7, 2013, (before The Dissolve launched) at The Hideout, in Chicago. Mark thinks he stands by his impassioned defense of "Mr. Popper's Penguins."

More at www.theinterviewshowchicago.com. Next Interview Show is Aug. 2 at The...

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Your Summer of Music on the Lawn Starts Now!

(1) Comments | Posted July 22, 2013 | 11:27 AM

Hello, I'm Colby Whitesides, director of musical programming for the Summer Music on the Lawn concert series, and, once again, I'm back to remind you of our wonderful upcoming shows!

First, though, a big Summer Music on the Lawn thank you to all who came out last...

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Kathleen Hanna Talks Music, Feminism, Interior Design, Softball & More on 'The Interview Show'

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2013 | 2:47 PM

Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre) appeared on "The Interview Show," hosted by Mark Bazer, to talk music, her career, feminism and the upcoming Julie Ruin album -- along with interior design (including, of course, Santa Fe style), softball (including, of course, VH-1's team) and lots more.

(Filmed May 16, 2013, at Union Hall in Brooklyn.)

Next Interview Show is Aug. 2, at The Hideout, in Chicago....

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Talking "Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity" With the Art Institute's Gloria Groom

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 8:54 AM

"Were the Impressionists fashionistas? And what role did fashion play in their goal to paint modern life with a 'modern style?" Those were the questions Gloria Groom sought to answer when she first had the idea for Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity, the new exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago....

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New Yorker TV Critic Emily Nussbaum on 'The Interview Show'

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2013 | 10:43 AM

Emily Nussbaum, The New Yorker's TV critic, came on The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer, to talk her love for Enlightened, the plight of the networks and more. Filmed at Union Hall, in Brooklyn, on May 16, 2013. Yes, we know this is in black and white.

The next Interview Show is Friday, June 7, 2013, at The Hideout, in Chicago. More at...

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