Coyote Hunting at Christmas with Linford Detweiler

In this, my fourth Looking Closer conversation with Linford Detweiler of Over the Rhine, we talked about the stories behind the songs on the band's third "Reality Christmas" album, Blood Oranges in the Snow.

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I’m Singing On the Radio. Forgive Me.

This weekend, I'm a guest on "Tapestry with Mary Hynes" on CBC radio and, in some places, on NPR. Also, on Monday I'll join a panel discussion on "Noah" at The Kindlings Muse. You're invited!

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My Interview with World Vision Photographer Jon Warren (Plus: Some of His Favorite Images)

I love interviewing artists. And I've enjoyed a wild array of unforgettable interviews. But few of those opportunities have been as exciting as this one...

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Losing My Religion: A Pre-Hutchmoot Interview

In which I ramble on about burnout, about disillusionment, about driving myself into dangerous territory, about a desperate attempt to change my life...

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The World’s End (2013): My Apocalyptic Chat with Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright

Read my conversation with Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost, the three masterminds of "Spaced," "Shaun of the Dead," "Hot Fuzz," and the new sci-fi/comedy extravaganza, "The World’s End."

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Angela Tucker Found Something on Facebook That Changed Her Life

Ask about “Sandy the Flower Man” in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the citizens will tell you stories. He’s a lively and well-loved local who bicycles up and down Main Street, giving flowers to women and smiles to everybody. But when Angela Burt Tucker found his Facebook page in 2010, she knew she was looking at more than a friendly stranger...

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WALL•E (2008): Looking Back 5 Years, Plus an Interview with Andrew Stanton

Five years ago this weekend, Pixar brought us a vision of the future through the eyes — the amazing, expressive, binocular eyes — of a robot called WALL•E.

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Can’t Stop the Signal: Flashback to Firefly

Seven years ago this week, I met Joss Whedon and the cast of Serenity. Here, in their entirety for the first time, are my transcripts from those conversations.

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