Category Archives: Spotlight

Interviews with notable MagMakers on Flipboard.

What I’m Reading: Gigaom’s Mathew Ingram

GigaOM’s Mathew Ingram is well-respected not just for his reasoned take on tech, but for his formidable output. How does the father of three stay so prolific? By doing his job: monitoring the internet. One of the first reporters to … Continue reading

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On the Red Couch with Author Julia Alvarez

When learning a new language, it’s important to watch what you say —especially if forced to flee your homeland under the threat of death. A way with words is partly what made Julia Alvarez a writer. But as with many … Continue reading

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On the Red Couch with Roald Dahl’s Grandson Luke Kelly

Whether you’re 50 or 15, there’s a good chance Roald Dahl influenced your childhood in some way. The prolific British author penned 17 hugely popular children’s books, many of which—including The Gremlins, James and the Giant Peach, and Matilda—were adapted … Continue reading

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On the Red Couch with Comic Book Icon Jim Lee

Young, talented Ivy League graduate leaves the safe confines of higher learning to pursue his dream, founds a company that transforms an industry and becomes wildly successful in the process. Silicon Valley startup entrepreneur, you say? Try comic book creator … Continue reading

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On the Red Couch With DJ Spooky

Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky doesn’t just want you to dance. Though the musician still spins experimental music at clubs and museums around the world, he also writes books, designs apps and leads a conceptual arts center on a … Continue reading

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Films That Flip: Inside Llewyn Davis

There isn’t really a plot to the Coen brothers’ latest film, Inside Llewyn Davis. And that’s OK because the journey — in this case a dauntingly dry one through the Greenwich Village folk scene before there was Dylan — is … Continue reading

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Films That Flip: A Conversation with Nebraska Director Alexander Payne

Any time director Alexander Payne picks up a screenplay, he says he prays it’ll be The One. But rarely were his prayers answered, so the Oscar-winning director ended up writing the scripts to many of his most famous films (like … Continue reading

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On The Red Couch with Architizer’s Marc Kushner

Marc Kushner considers himself a bit of a pariah in his family. He chose the world of architecture over the family business of real estate—which is a particularly big deal given his last name: the Kushners have significantly impacted the … Continue reading

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Tech Thinker Kevin Kelly on the Red Couch

Source: Flickr photo by Aeranis. Kevin Kelly has built a career around asking a simple question: “Why?” Kelly, a co-founder of Wired Magazine, possesses an infectious combination of enthusiasm and inquisitiveness that has placed him at the forefront of the … Continue reading

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On the Red Couch with Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba—the name inspires swooning from both sexes. Even our Flipboards fluttered a few pages when we sat down with her at the Altitude Summit, a conference where bloggers came together to learn best practices and connect with each other. … Continue reading

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