I admit it; I'm not very good at hiring people. My husband is great at it. The reason I'm terrible and he's great is because I see people for what they can be. He sees people for who they actually are right now.
Rob Nixon's scholarly works display a lucidity and nimble thought that should be the envy of most academics; his nonfiction is inventive and affecting. Here are some questions I asked him about his new book.
You may have seen him on SNL's "Weekend Update," or as a talking head on VH1's regrettably canceled Best Week Ever. But John Mulaney continues to tour the country with his blend of charming and awkward comedy.
Whoever says that music isn't as good as it used to be is probably listening to way too much Katy Perry. Three rising bands you should be listening to performed last week at a special Japan benefit in New York City.