Violinist Alicia Svigals talks about the erotics of dishwashing.
Comedian John Early talks about blooper reel politics and the challenges of performing sleep.
Choreographer Miguel Gutierrez talks about the beauty of confident mistakes and what you can learn about people by how they handle fruit.
Cartoonist Roz Chast talks about arsenic-infused wallpaper and the occasional dutifulness of “I love you, too.”
Cultural critic Robert Reid-Pharr considers the existential choice between elapsed time and time remaining on the elliptical.
Choreographer Karen Sherman talks about the politics of applause and the olfactory landscape of the stage.
Writer and performer Mike Albo talks about enthusiasm as a gay survival strategy and the erotics of fermented food.
Writer Jia Tolentino contemplates whether animals can feel embarrassed for other animals and explores her desire to die in space.
Performer Morgan Bassichis talks about the drama of sealing an envelope and the pleasure of leaving parties early.
Comedian Naomi Ekperigin discusses her feelings about the spacebar key and the wisdom of not trusting your gut.