THE DOG TRAP: Challenges of Writing on Skateboarding Legend Christian Hosoi

What happens to someone when the thing they love most in the world — skateboarding — is also the source of their greatest wound? When Joel Rice, a naturally bookish kid was younger he wanted nothing more than to be…

Director Liz Garbus on ‘THE FOURTH ESTATE,’ Her Docuseries About One Year Covering The New York Times

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus (“What Happened Miss Simone?”) follows The New York Times team of reporters and editors covering the first year of the Trump administration in the four-part Showtime series The Fourth Estate. Garbus talks to Pure Nonfiction host…

Night at the Mirage

The story of The Mirage, the famous undercover Chicago Sun bar, as told by two reporters posing as bartenders. Pam Zekman currently works as an investigative reporter for CBS 2 Chicago. You can find Zay Smith’s book about The Mirage,…

Documentary Director Matt Tyrnauer on ‘Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood’

Gore Vidal played a key role behind the scenes in helping Scotty Bowers tell his secret history of Hollywood. Starting in the 1940s, Scotty operated an infamous gas station in Hollywood where he would arrange sexual trysts for celebrities who…

Director Tim Wardle Interviewed About His Documentary ‘THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS’

 Separated at birth, the triplets Bobby, Eddy and David discovered each other by accident at age 19 in 1980. They became media sensations. Madonna cast them in a movie and they opened a Manhattan restaurant called triplets. Their lives…

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