Posts tagged with ‘interviews’
Molly Ringwald, on explaining sex to her daughter, in an interview with Maude Apatow for Rookie Mag.
Maude is 15 and a writer for Hello Giggles. Molly is, well, now 45 and still everyone’s teenage crush. The interview is delightfully straightforward and refreshing and covers everything from being a teenager, to writing, acting, dealing with technology warping your brain, and being a mom. Stuff like this is why I adore Rookie Mag, a radically real, endlessly creative online site for teenage girls (created by a teenage girl).—Jihii
Related: Last week, Her Girl Friday invited Rookie’s Editorial Director, Anahaeed Alani to share the Rookie story and some wisdom at a panel on lady-powered start-ups. Here’s a video recap of the event, and here’s an interview with Anaheed by ReportHers.
What We Talk About When We Talk about the N-Word
- FJP: In Django, the N-Word, and How We Talk About Race in 2013, Grantland's Rembert Browne quotes a recent interview between film critic Jake Hamilton and Samuel L. Jackson. Rembert's article is here: http://goo.gl/x28ug
- Hamilton: There's been a lot of controversy surrounding the usage of, uh, the N-word, in this movie.
- Jackson: No? Nobody? None ... the word would be?
- Hamilton: [Whispered.] I don't want to say it.
- Jackson: Why not?
- Hamilton: I don't like to say it.
- Jackson: Have you ever said it?
- Hamilton: No, sir.
- Jackson: Try it.
- Hamilton: I don't like to say it.
- Jackson: [SAMUEL JACKSON SCREAM] TRY IT.
- Hamilton: Really? Seriously?
- Jackson: We're not going to have this conversation unless you say it.
- Jackson: Wanna move on to another question?
- Hamilton: OK. Awesome.
- Jackson: [Laughs.]
- Hamilton: I don't like — I don't want to say it.
- Jackson: Oh, come on.
- Hamilton: Will you say it?
- Jackson: No, fuck no. It's not the same thing.
- Hamilton: Why do you want me to —
- Jackson: They're gonna bleep it when you say it on the show. SAY IT.
- Hamilton: I, I can't say it. If I say it, this question won't make air.
- Jackson: OK, forget it.
- Hamilton: I'll skip it. Sorry, guys. It was a good question.
- Jackson: No it wasn't.
- Hamilton: It was a great question.
- Jackson: It wasn't a great question if you can't say the word.
Advancing the Story has helpful advice about conducting phone interviews. Here are two things that are good to keep in mind:
- Control your interview. It’s harder to keep someone on track when you’re talking by phone than in person since you can’t use body language or facial expressions to send signals. If he or she starts to ramble, you might have to say something like, “That’s good information, but what we’d really like to know is…”
- Don’t talk over the interview. Unless you have to interrupt to redirect the interview, keep your mouth shut. You don’t want to lose a great sound bite because you’re saying, “Really? that’s interesting.”
Head over to Advancing the Story for more tips.
You don’t know him, but you’ve seen his work: The rise of Creative Commons has leveled the playing field for bloggers, giving many the opportunity to illustrate stories with free-to-use images that are at times comparable to wire photos. But the quality varies, and it’s rare to find someone sharing high-quality pictures consistently — but Gage Skidmore pulls it off. The 18-year-old photographer, who shoots celebrities and conservative politicians largely as a hobby, has uploaded nearly 9,000 photos to Flickr since early 2008, and thanks to favorable licensing, finds his photos of famous and important people in use all over the Web — including such sites as MSNBC, Fox News, The Atlantic and Mashable. What drives his work? Click on to see his take on the matter.
Not familiar with the Creative Commons? Familiarize.