RS: You write for a number of publications (Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Grantland) and you're a staff writer for Rookie. You recently interviewed Mackenzie Scott (aka Torres), who's a tremendous musician. Do you often try to interview artists whose work you admire or is it also fun to talk to people whose work you don't care for as much?
HC: I tend to want to interview artists whose work really interests me, but "interest" could mean I admire it OR something about it nags me and I want to learn more about the work. But for the most part I gravitate towards artists whose work gets me excited.
I loved your recent piece on the dramatic acting of Kristen Wiig. Regardless of the films' quality, I'm fascinated that she keeps finding the money to get them made. Do you think they're cheap enough that she can keep going like this or will she have to supplement them by going back to big Hollywood comedies from time to time?
Well she's going to do Ghostbusters, so that's huge, and she's in an upcoming Ridley Scott sci-fi, so it seems to me she's not just doing the indie stuff! I kind of just want her back on SNL.
What can people expect from your reading?
Fear. Hysteria. A heightened awareness of their own mortality. LOL JK, laughter, maybe? IDK.