portrait One on One Archives

Interview with Sharon Krum

Issue No. 60 ~ May, 2002

This book is hilarious, we love this book, but we can't publish this book. Why? Because, they said, nobody has heard of Sharon Krum.

Interview with Farai Chideya

Issue No. 58 ~ March, 2002

Five years ago, Farai Chideya founded PopandPolitics.com, an online site reporting on issues ranging from political analysis to hip hop and electronic music, aimed at engaging a younger, more urban audience. She and the site have won a MOBE IT Innovator award and been named …

Interview with Karen Essex

Issue No. 56 ~ January, 2002

Initially I had much more confidence with fictional characters than I did with the character of Kleopatra. I couldn't even type her name. I kept calling her "the queen, the queen, the queen," until I realized that I was being absurd.

Interview with Richard Shenkman

Issue No. 56 ~ January, 2002

Clearly, a show covering current events and history wasn't going to be a TV spectacular. But then along came the Internet and it occurred to me -- this might be the perfect vehicle for bringing history into the public square.

Interview with Dan Zanes

Issue No. 54 ~ November, 2001

Dan Zanes grew up in New Hampshire, a self-described “Yankee WASP.” In 1981, at the age of 20, he moved to Boston and, with bassist Tom Lloyd, founded the Del Fuegos, a band that also featured brother Warren Zanes on guitar and Woody Geissman on …

Nathalie Handal

Issue No. 54 ~ November, 2001

Rachel Barenblat: Tell me a little bit about yourself and your background. Nathalie Handal: I grew up in Europe, the United States and the Caribbean. My grandfather was born in Bethlehem and emigrated to the West in the early twentieth century, and my parents mainly …

Interview with Victor Rangel-Ribeiro

Issue No. 53 ~ October, 2001

Victor Rangel-Ribeiro, born in Goa, India in 1925 when it was still a Portuguese colony, is the author of Tivolem, published by Milkweed Editions in 1999. The novel was awarded the Milkweed National Fiction Prize, and Booklist, the influential journal of the American Library Association, …