The week of June 7, 2015

The Interviews Issue
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Reggie Watts is ready to shake up late-night television

By Audra Schroeder

The polymath comic on technology, joining the Late Late Show, and the first impression he ever did.

Features

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The post-apocalyptic vision of comics maestro Warren Ellis

By Dylan Love

The English writer thinks we’ve already seen the best of our technology cycle and finds dystopias…kind of OK.

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Director Lexi Alexander dismantles Hollywood’s persistent sexism

By Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

The filmmaker and advocate talks how piracy has helped her career, and why crowdfunding is no fix for the movie business.

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Pavel Durov: The most interesting man in the encryption wars

By Dylan Love

VKontakte’s Pavel Durov turned his private chat service into a global phenomenon.

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Talking war and secrecy with William M. Arkin

By Joseph L. Flatley

The longtime writer and journalist on surveillance, technology, and our increasingly militarized world.

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The supreme wit of Patricia Lockwood, Twitter’s poet laureate

By Miles Klee

The literary sexter is better on her own terms.

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Dude Perfect’s life after trick shots

By Rae Votta

The Texas video stars are considering their next act. Will their 5.5 million fans follow?

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What’s next for Marc Maron?

By Joey Keeton

Between a podcast, a tour, and weekly dispatches for fans, how did he find time for the show?

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Author Nathaniel Popper on the rise of Bitcoin and its uncertain future

By Jesse Hicks

The New York Times journalist spent a year among the cryptocurrency’s most colorful characters.

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Esports legend Angel Munoz has a few more tricks up his sleeve

By Jared Wynne

Twenty years ago, he founded the Cyberathlete Professional League. Today, he’s got another mission.