Running thoughts

From some upcoming presenters

Portrait of Andrew Sean Greer

People assume that comedy is avoiding the subject, but when it’s good it looks directly at it.

Portrait of Kamila Shamsie

If you’re not risking failure you’re getting too comfortable.

Portrait of Akala

People get more upset about being called a racist than racist things happening. It’s really difficult to have an adult conversation.


Alia Shawkat in Conversation




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