The Millions Interview Archives - The Millions
February 27, 2017
by Matt Seidel
I think that artificial intelligence, when it comes — and it will come, I believe — is going to displace huge numbers of workers. And that’s a crisis, but it’s also a crisis that’s inherent in the logic of capitalism.
February 24, 2017
I think fiction does have that power to humanize, to generate empathy.
February 23, 2017
by Adam Boretz
It’s taken Americans a while to understand how Trump lies, that he doesn’t lie in order to make you believe what he is saying. He lies in order to assert power over reality.
February 17, 2017
Whenever I finish a book, I put it down and the world seems to explode with new meanings. On some level, literature assumes that every reader is a child.
February 15, 2017
by Beca Grimm
Men are much more likely to believe sex work is not work. They don’t want to believe that it is laborious to engage with them. They believe their beating hearts are fascinating and that they should fascinate whomever they are fascinated by. They don’t understand how ordinary they are.
February 10, 2017
by Ryan Krull
None of his books of fiction got the attention that the Borges book did. But, he says with a smile, ‘I’ve never met a writer who feels like he or she got as much as they deserved.’
February 7, 2017
I’m for the usefulness that can be found in what’s broken. I’ll stand for that any day.
February 6, 2017
Our country is built on these two primal sins: the sin of slavery and the sin of genocide. We can’t really become a fully functioning, mature country unless we own up to how we started.
January 26, 2017
Ordinary people don’t go out looking for mythical drug dealers after mistaken identity encounters; that’s an insane thing to do and I don’t recommend it.
January 19, 2017
by Adam Boretz
Our problem is how do we make a political discourse out of emojis?