May 26, 2012 Will Oldham is among the most celebrated singer-songwriters in the country, but chances are you haven't heard of him. That's because he doesn't record under his own name, but under a series of pseudonyms — his latest, and most well known, is Bonnie "Prince" Billy.
May 19, 2012 We've invited Kyle Gass and Jack Black to play a game called "Tenacious D, Meet Tenacious P." We tried to think of the singer who was the diametrical opposite of Tenacious D, and who better than Pat Boone? They'll answer three questions about the cleanest cut guy who ever cut a record.
May 12, 2012 Some people have sick and twisted ideas and end up in jail. Some people have sick and twisted ideas and end up making great, funny, twisted movies. Comedian, writer and director Bobcat Goldthwait is thankfully one of the latter. His latest movie is God Bless America.
May 5, 2012 Cavett was born and raised in Nebraska where he was encouraged to pursue the trade that had brought his family to the prairie years before: interviewing celebrities. We ask this legitimate name-dropper about three real people whose names are remarkably descriptive of who they are.
April 28, 2012 Sonnenfeld either directed or shot some of the best movies of the '80s and '90s. He was the cinematographer on the Coen Brother's first movies and directed the Men in Black movies and Get Shorty, among other works of dark genius. His movie Men in Black III is coming out in May.
April 14, 2012 Bouton's classic baseball memoir Ball Four, first published in 1970, is just out as an e-book. Bouton famously wrote about shenanigans in baseball, but compared to other sports, baseball players are hardly immoral at all. We're going to ask him about people who really know how to cheat.
April 7, 2012 Rachel Dratch was one of the stars of Saturday Night Live from 1999 to 2006. She was hilarious, and then she left the show. What happened then? Well, she got so tired of answering that question she wrote a whole book about it, called Girl Walks Into a Bar.
March 24, 2012 Gasteyer wrote and performed a sketch on Saturday Night Live about a fake NPR show called Delicious Dish. She has gone on to Broadway and TV, including the ABC comedy Suburgatory. She will perform her own one-woman show at Joe's Pub in New York on April 2.
March 10, 2012 Rick Bayless is an award-winning celebrity chef, a best-selling author, star of his own TV show, and a Top Chef Masters Champion. Soon, he'll be making his stage debut as an actor. We've invited Bayless to answer three questions about Dr. Seuss, who would have celebrated his 108th birthday this week.
February 11, 2012 For years, Elling was the Susan Lucci of jazz: Every year he would be nominated for a Grammy, and then every year he wouldn't win. But ninth time's a charm! In 2010, he won his first Grammy, and this year, he's a favorite to win another for his latest record, The Gate.
February 4, 2012 Gary Oldman, who just got his first Academy Award nomination for his performance in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, answers three questions about Up with People — a horde of wholesome, smiley young people who performed four Super Bowl halftime shows back in the day.